90 Day Wondering
Directed By: Chuck Jones
Produced By: Eddie Selzer
Released: December 1956
Series: United States Army Shorts
Story: Michael Maltese
Chuck Jones
Animation: Ken Harris
Abe Levitow
Richard Thompson
Ben Washam
Layouts: Maurice Noble
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Daws Butler
June Foray
Music: Milt Franklyn
Starring: Ralph Phillips
Little Devil
Little Recruiter
Ralph's Mother
Ralph's Sister
Little Girl
Girls on Phone
Preceded By: So Much for So Little
Succeeded By: Drafty, Isn't It?
LOONEY TUNES 90 Day Wondering (1956) (Remastered) (HD 1080p)

LOONEY TUNES 90 Day Wondering (1956) (Remastered) (HD 1080p)

90 Day Wondering is a jointly produced Warner Brothers/United States Army animated short, directed by Chuck Jones. It is an instructional short aimed at encouraging discharged soldiers to re-enlist. It is neither a Looney Tune nor a Merrie Melodie.


Soldier Ralph Phillips is so excited to leave "Fort Itude" that he spins out of the base like a tornado. After buying civilian clothes, he returns to his parents' house at his home town. After a reunion with his family, life returns to normal for the family.

Ralph decides to visit his old haunt, the Be Bop Burger, but now everyone is a young "teeny-bopper". There they are all dancing, and Ralph feels like an old man.

Moving on, Ralph is reminded by a sexy cigarette billboard to look in his old address book (now dusty and cobwebbed) for his old girlfriends. None of them are available, all married and with children.

Despondent, Ralph sits on a bench and contemplates how everything is different, and wonders about his old GI buddies. Just as he is about to consider re-enlisting, a shady imp, Pete, The Civilian's Friend, catches him and starts to show a film about why he shouldn't re-enlist. As he starts, another imp, (Re-Pete E-5 1/4) in a military uniform marches up Ralph's knee to start a rival presentation. The imps then present arguments for and against re-enlistment.

Persuaded, Ralph races back to his base to "Re-Up".



  • The MPAA logo appears on the credits, but not its number.


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