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* CoveredInKisses: Downplayed. Tubby gets kissed by a teen fangirl, whose kiss leaves a lipstick mark on his mouth.






* AdaptationExpansion: As the original record was only seven minutes long, this was necessary. Part of this was remedied by combining the plot of the original with it's lesser-known sequel, ''Tubby Joins The Circus'', but also includes completely new scenes like his trip to Singing City.

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* HardTruthAesop: You may have many failures before succeeding. While this is a good lesson, it can be depressing to see Tubby's failings and his orchestra ridiculing him.


* AlanSmithee: Sam Singer requested to have his name removed from the credits.


* AdaptationExpansion: More scenes were added to the film's plot absent from the original song, namely Tubby joining the circus and then visiting the Singing City.

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* AdaptationExpansion: More scenes were added to the film's plot absent from As the original song, namely Tubby joining record was only seven minutes long, this was necessary. Part of this was remedied by combining the circus and then visiting plot of the original with it's lesser-known sequel, ''Tubby Joins The Circus'', but also includes completely new scenes like his trip to Singing City.



* NonStandardCharacterDesign: The people that lived in the Singing City are much more cartoonish than those living outside of it, Prince Cello was the only instrument with a realistic human-like face and Celeste was also the most human-looking of all the melodies.

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* NonStandardCharacterDesign: The people that lived live in the Singing City are much more cartoonish than those living outside of it, Prince Cello was the only instrument with a realistic human-like face and Celeste was also the most human-looking of all the melodies.


* RandomEventsPlot: Tubby's trip to the circus and then the musical city was added to this film's plot, having nothing to do with the original song.

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* RandomEventsPlot: Tubby's trip to the circus and then the musical city was added to this film's plot, having nothing to do with the original song.song.
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''Tubby the Tuba'' is a 1975 animated film produced by the New York Institute of Technology, based on the 1945 song of the same name by Paul Tripp and George Kleinsinger. This was not Tubby's debut in animation; he had appeared back in 1947 in the very final WesternAnimation/{{Puppetoons}} short of the same name. This movie however was feature-length as opposed to the shorter Puppetoon film.

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''Tubby the Tuba'' is a 1975 animated film produced by the New York Institute of Technology, based on the 1945 song of the same name by Paul Tripp and George Kleinsinger. This was not Tubby's debut in animation; he had appeared back in 1947 in the very final WesternAnimation/{{Puppetoons}} short [[WesternAnimation/TubbyTheTuba1947 of the same name.name]]. This movie however was feature-length as opposed to the shorter Puppetoon film.

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* AlanSmithee: Sam Singer requested to have his name removed from the credits.


* NonStandardCharacterDesign: The people that lived in the Singing City are much more cartoonish than those living outside of it. Prince Cello was the only instrument with a realistic human-like face.

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* NonStandardCharacterDesign: The people that lived in the Singing City are much more cartoonish than those living outside of it. it, Prince Cello was the only instrument with a realistic human-like face.face and Celeste was also the most human-looking of all the melodies.


* ButtBiter: A circus lion does this to Tubby, complete with revealing of GoofyPrintUnderwear.

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* ButtBiter: A circus lion tiger does this to Tubby, complete with revealing of GoofyPrintUnderwear.


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* NonStandardCharacterDesign: The people that lived in the Singing City are much more cartoonish than those living outside of it. Prince Cello was the only instrument with a realistic human-like face.


Tubby the Tuba (voiced by Dick Van Dyke) is laughed at by other instruments in his orchestra for wanting to play his own song. Tubby then leaves to go find his own song, [[AdaptationExpansion first joining the circus and then visiting a musical city]] before meeting a frog who teaches him a song he can perform with his orchestra.

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Tubby the Tuba (voiced by Dick Van Dyke) Creator/DickVanDyke) is laughed at by other instruments in his orchestra for wanting to play his own song. Tubby then leaves to go find his own song, [[AdaptationExpansion first joining the circus and then visiting a musical city]] before meeting a frog who teaches him a song he can perform with his orchestra.



* LoserProtagonist: Tubby to the rest of his orchestra.

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''Tubby the Tuba'' is a 1975 animated film produced by the New York Institute of Technology, based on the 1945 song of the same name by Paul Tripp and George Kleinsinger. This was not Tubby's debut in animation; he had appeared back in 1947 in the very final WesternAnimation/{{Puppetoons}} short of the same name. This movie however was feature-length as opposed to the shorter Puppetoon film.

Tubby the Tuba (voiced by Dick Van Dyke) is laughed at by other instruments in his orchestra for wanting to play his own song. Tubby then leaves to go find his own song, [[AdaptationExpansion first joining the circus and then visiting a musical city]] before meeting a frog who teaches him a song he can perform with his orchestra.

The 1975 Tubby the Tuba adaptation was the brainchild of Alexander Schure, millionaire and founder of the New York Institute of Technology. Work began in 1974 using the school's animation department. As Schure knew little of animation, he recruited many animation veterans from the Eastern Seaboard like alumni from [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer Studios]] and Sam Singer of WesternAnimation/CourageousCatAndMinuteMouse. While the film was completed with hand drawn animation, the fledgling field of computer graphics was considered to help in production. Two consultants brought on the project, Edwin Catmull and Alvy Ray Smith, later would go on to found Creator/{{Pixar}}.


!! This film contains examples of the following tropes:

* AdaptationExpansion: More scenes were added to the film's plot absent from the original song, namely Tubby joining the circus and then visiting the Singing City.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Tubby by his orchestra throughout the film. Not only do they laugh at him for the thought of a tuba playing a song, but they ridicule him after his stint in the circus and on their way to the Singing City.
* BandLand: The Singing City. The film itself counts too with Tubby and the anthropomorphic musical instruments, albeit existing among humans.
* BestFriend: Pee-Wee the Piccolo to Tubby
* ButtBiter: A circus lion does this to Tubby, complete with revealing of GoofyPrintUnderwear.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Tubby plays his own song to his orchestra and they love it so much they play it too, bringing contentment to Tubby at last.
* FanOfUnderdog: Prince Cello treats Tubby with kindness in contrast to the rest of the orchestra.
* HighClassGlass: The frog at the very end of the film wears one of these.
* HopeSpot: Tubby does well as a circus performer but his arrogance during a risky performance ends up costing him his reputation and his job.
* LoserProtagonist: Tubby to the rest of his orchestra.
* NiceHat: Tubby and most of his fellow instruments.
* RandomEventsPlot: Tubby's trip to the circus and then the musical city was added to this film's plot, having nothing to do with the original song.

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