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* SpiritualSuccessor: "Boyhood Daze".

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* SpiritualSuccessor: "Boyhood Daze". Later, Warners made a couple of recruitment films for the U.S. Army featuring Ralph as an adult.


"From A to Z-Z-Z-Z" is a 1954 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon, directed by Creator/ChuckJones, about the daydreams of young school boy Ralph Phillips, who would recur again in "Boyhood Daze" (1957).

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"From A to Z-Z-Z-Z" is a 1954 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon, directed by Creator/ChuckJones, Creator/ChuckJones.

It does not feature any of the Looney Tunes regulars. Instead it's
about the daydreams of young school boy Ralph Phillips, who would recur again in "Boyhood Daze" (1957).


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* StandardSnippet: "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" is used whenever scenes cut to the school. This melody is often used to make pupils learn the alphabet.

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* StandardSnippet: "Ah! vous dirai-je, maman" (aka, "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" or "The Alphabet Song") is used whenever scenes cut to the school. This melody is often used to make pupils learn the alphabet.school.


'''From A to Z-Z-Z-Z''' is a 1954 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon, directed by Creator/ChuckJones, about the daydreams of young school boy Ralph Phillips, who would recur again in "Boyhood Daze" (1957).

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'''From "From A to Z-Z-Z-Z''' Z-Z-Z-Z" is a 1954 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon, directed by Creator/ChuckJones, about the daydreams of young school boy Ralph Phillips, who would recur again in "Boyhood Daze" (1957).


* StandardSnippet: "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" is used whenever scenes cut to the school. This melody is often used to

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* StandardSnippet: "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" is used whenever scenes cut to the school. This melody is often used to make pupils learn the alphabet.


* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Ralph's underwater sequence has him free-diving because he says that the sub is ''too deep for diving equipment to withstand the pressure''. Understandably, the other people on the rescue ship believe that Ralph will drown on his attempt to save the sub, but Ralph manages to accomplish it and even give a SingleStrokeBattle [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] to a massive shark along the way.

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* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Ralph's underwater sequence has him free-diving because he says that the sub is ''too deep for diving equipment to withstand the pressure''. Understandably, the other people on the rescue ship believe that Ralph will drown on his attempt to save the sub, but Ralph manages to accomplish it and even give a SingleStrokeBattle [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] to a massive shark along the way. JustifiedTrope in that it's Ralph's fantasy.

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* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Ralph's underwater sequence has him free-diving because he says that the sub is ''too deep for diving equipment to withstand the pressure''. Understandably, the other people on the rescue ship believe that Ralph will drown on his attempt to save the sub, but Ralph manages to accomplish it and even give a SingleStrokeBattle [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] to a massive shark along the way.

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'''From A to Z-Z-Z-Z''' is a 1954 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon, directed by Creator/ChuckJones, about the daydreams of young school boy Ralph Phillips, who would recur again in "Boyhood Daze" (1957).

The short was nominated for an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward, but lost. It did receive an entry in ''Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes'' though.

!! This cartoon provides examples of:

* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Ralph.
* AlliterativeTitle: "'''V'''alley '''V'''iew School".
* CatchingSomeZs: In the opening credits Ralph's "Z's" are seen in one continuous stream until the cartoon starts.
* CheerfulChild: Ralph.
* CutenessOverload: Avoided. Every time his fantasies are in danger of becoming rather cute he has some violent fantasy where he kills off whatever threatens him.
* DaydreamSurprise: Ralph's daydreams are often harshly interrupted by his teacher telling him to pay attention.
* DreamSequence: Ralph's daydreams in class.
* EverybodyHatesMathematics: Ralph has to solve a complicated math problem, but doesn't know how. As a result he imagines the numbers laughing at him and in an act of revenge he battles them.
* FantasySequence: Ralph imagines that he can fly, that he battles numbers, that he is a cowboy working for the Pony Express, that he is a sea captain bringing a submarine back to the surface, that he is a boxer and that he is UsefulNotes/DouglasMacArthur.
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: Ralph imagines himself battling numbers with other numbers.
* MadeOfBologna: Ralph daydreams that he's a deep sea diver. While underwater, he's attacked by a tiger shark. He cuts it in half with a knife and it appears to be solid tissue inside.
* MrImagination: Ralph does have a lot of imagination. Every other moment he is dozing off.
* PowerFantasy: Ralph has to solve a math problem, but doesn't know how, so he imagines the numbers laughing at him. He then fights back by killing them. In other fantasies he battles Native Americans and a large shark.
* PunBasedTitle: "From A to Z-Z-Z-Z" instead of "From A to Z".
* ShoutOut: Near the end Ralph imagines himself to be UsefulNotes/DouglasMacArthur and says the general's famous line: "I shall return."
* SpiritualSuccessor: "Boyhood Daze".
* StandardSnippet: "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" is used whenever scenes cut to the school. This melody is often used to
* TalkingWithSigns: The woman inside the submarine uses a sign to express her thanks that Ralph saved her, because under water he wouldn't be able to hear her.
* TimeMarchesOn: Ralph daydreaming about shooting Native Americans is nowadays less innocent than it was in the 1950s. On some broadcasts on US television the scene is often shortened to remove this violent bit.
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