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* ExtremeOmnivore: The crunch bird chews up a chair [[spoiler:and later the wife's husband]].

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* ExtremeOmnivore: The crunch bird chews up a chair [[spoiler:and and later the wife's husband]].husband.


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* KillerRabbit: A perfectly ordinary-looking bird, kept in a pet shop for some reason, that turns out to be a terrifying monster.


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* MsRedInk: The husband is a {{Jerkass}}, but at least part of the reason he's so cranky is his wife's shopping habits.
--> "Murray did little but go to business and pay bills--especially his wife’s bills."


* ExtremeOmnivore: The crunch bird chews up a chair.

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* ExtremeOmnivore: The crunch bird chews up a chair.chair [[spoiler:and later the wife's husband]].



* ToothyBird: The titular avian has sharp teeth.

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* ToothyBird: The titular avian has bares sharp teeth.teeth when it is about to devour something.


* PrecisionFStrike: "Crunch bird, my ass!" The husband regrets this.

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* PrecisionFStrike: "Crunch bird, my ass!" The husband regrets this.this.
* ToothyBird: The titular avian has sharp teeth.


''The Crunch Bird'' is only two minutes long, short even for an animated cartoon. It won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestAnimatedShortFilm, making it the shortest film to win an Oscar of any kind alongside the first animated short not from NY or California (the short was made in Michigan). [[note]] If you're wondering, the shortest Oscar ''nominated'' film is ''Fresh Guacamole'', and the longest Oscar winning film is the documentary ''Film/OJMadeInAmerica''.[[/note]]

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''The Crunch Bird'' is only two minutes long, short even for an animated cartoon. It won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestAnimatedShortFilm, making it the shortest film to win an Oscar of any kind alongside the first American animated short not from NY or California (the short was made in Michigan). [[note]] If you're wondering, the shortest Oscar ''nominated'' film is ''Fresh Guacamole'', and the longest Oscar winning film is the documentary ''Film/OJMadeInAmerica''.[[/note]]


''The Crunch Bird'' is only two minutes long, short even for an animated cartoon. It won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestAnimatedShortFilm, making it the shortest film to win an Oscar of any kind alongside the first animated short not from NY or California (the short was made in Michigan).

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''The Crunch Bird'' is only two minutes long, short even for an animated cartoon. It won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestAnimatedShortFilm, making it the shortest film to win an Oscar of any kind alongside the first animated short not from NY or California (the short was made in Michigan).
Michigan). [[note]] If you're wondering, the shortest Oscar ''nominated'' film is ''Fresh Guacamole'', and the longest Oscar winning film is the documentary ''Film/OJMadeInAmerica''.[[/note]]


''The Crunch Bird'' is only two minutes long, short even for an animated cartoon. It won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestAnimatedShortFilm, making it the shortest film to win an Oscar of any kind alongside the first animated short not from NY or LA (the short was made in Michigan).

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''The Crunch Bird'' is only two minutes long, short even for an animated cartoon. It won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestAnimatedShortFilm, making it the shortest film to win an Oscar of any kind alongside the first animated short not from NY or LA California (the short was made in Michigan).


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''The Crunch Bird'' is only two minutes long, short even for an animated cartoon. It won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestAnimatedShortFilm, making it the shortest film to win an Oscar of any kind.

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''The Crunch Bird'' is only two minutes long, short even for an animated cartoon. It won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestAnimatedShortFilm, making it the shortest film to win an Oscar of any kind.
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''The Crunch Bird'' is a 1971 animated short film by Ted Petok.

A woman looks for a birthday present for her ill-tempered husband. She decides on a pet, but passes up conventional pets in order to get a "crunch bird". The crunch bird is a rather intimidating bird with large teeth that will, on command, chew anything to bits. She brings it home to her husband, with unexpected results.

''The Crunch Bird'' is only two minutes long, short even for an animated cartoon. It won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestAnimatedShortFilm, making it the shortest film to win an Oscar of any kind.

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* AwfulWeddedLife: Seems like it. The husband rants and complains about having to pay the wife's bills. The wife, for her part, seems to have ulterior motives in her gift.
* ExtremeOmnivore: The crunch bird chews up a chair.
* FeatheredFiend: A bird with a beak full of huge sharp teeth that can chew up anything on command.
* GoryDiscretionShot: The short cuts away as the crunch bird presumably eats the man.
* LineBoil: Present at some points, like when the lines that make up the woman's hair are boiling in the opening scene.
* {{Narrator}}: Tells the story.
* PrecisionFStrike: "Crunch bird, my ass!" The husband regrets this.

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