A Hitch in Time
Hitch time
Directed By: Charles M. Jones
Produced By: Eddie Selzer
Released: 1955
Series: United States Army Shorts
Story: Charles M. Jones
Animation: Ken Harris
Gerry Chiniquy
Ben Washam
Abe Levitow
Richard Thompson
Layouts: Ernest Nordli
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Music: Milt Franklyn
Starring: John McRogers
Preceded By: Orange Blossoms for Violet
Succeeded By: 90 Day Wondering
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A Hitch in Time is a 1955 cartoon directed by Chuck Jones, produced by Warner Brothers for the United States Air Force to promote re-enlistment.


An airman is looking forward to completing his tour of duty and becoming a civilian. A gremlin sergeant ("Grogan, technical gremlin first class") accompanies him on the way to the discharge office, ostensibly to ensure the airman doesn't decide to re-enlist. The gremlin then presents a series of arguments that superficially suggest that civilian life is better, but cumulatively favor re-enlistment. At the end, the airman re-enlists.



  • Production Number: 1382
  • This is the only Chuck Jones cartoon to have Gerry Chiniquy as an animator, who still animation with Friz Freleing.
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