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'''''Greetings Bait''''' (1943) is a seven-minute Academy Award-nominated [[Looney Tunes]] cartoon, directed by [[Friz Freleng]].
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|name = Greetings Bait
It features a split-screen view of a crab's view of the underwater world in which his independently moving eyes (on eye stalks) see the world completely differently from each other.
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|image = Greetings Bait.jpg
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|Director = [[Friz Freleng]]
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|producer = [[Leon Schlesinger]]
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|airdate = May 15, 1943
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|series = [[Merrie Melodies]]
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|Voice = [[Mel Blanc]]
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|Starring = Wacky Worm<br>Jerry Colonna
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|previous = [[Tokio Jokio]]
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|next = [[Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk]]
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|video = [[File:Greetings Bait|center|280px]]<br>[[File:Greetings Bait (1943)(Logo-Free and Non-Dubbed Ending)|center|280px|with original Blue Ribbon ending card]]
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|Writer = [[Tedd Pierce]]
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|Animators = [[Manuel Perez]]
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|Layout-artist = Owen Fitzgerald
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|Background-artist = Lenard Kester
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|Sound effects = [[Treg Brown]]
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|Musician = [[Carl W. Stalling]]
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}}'''Greetings Bait''' is a [[1943]] ''[[Merrie Melodies]]'' short directed by [[Friz Freleng]].
   
== External links ==
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== Plot ==
* {{imdb title|id=0035954|title=Greetings Bait}}
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A split-screen view of a crab's view of the underwater world show how his independently moving eyes (on eye stalks) see the world completely differently from each other.
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Meanwhile, a Jerry Colona-esque worm (previously seen in "[[The Wacky Worm]]") works as live bait to catch fish in the lake for a Jerry Colona-esque fisherman. Although it is successful in catching fish (achieved via various ruses, such as tempting the fish to eat the worm with a worm sandwich, acrobatic stunt tricks, and disguising himself as a sexy mermaid singing "Trade Winds"), the worm struggles in trying to "reduce the crab to crabmeat", even when the crab is without its shell. The wacky worm, fished out of the water, badly injured, says, "I could be wrong, you know," and the Jerry Colona-esque fisherman replies "AHH yess! Embarassing, isn't it?"
   
[[Category:Looney Tunes shorts]]
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== Availability ==
[[Category:1943 films]]
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* DVD - ''Humphrey Bogart: The Signature Collection'', Vol. 2 (1995 Turner Dubbed Version)
[[Category:Films directed by Friz Freleng]]
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* DVD - ''Action in the North Atlantic'' (1995 Turner Dubbed Version)
   
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== Notes ==
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* Nominated for an Academy Award.<ref>http://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/1944</ref>
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* The worm from "[[The Wacky Worm]]" returns in this short.
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* The cartoon was re-released to theaters under the Blue Ribbon program on August 28, 1948. As a result, the original credits and title card were scrapped off.
   
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== Gallery ==
[[Category:Animated short films]]
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<gallery>
[[Category:Short films]]
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</gallery>
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== References ==
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{{reflist}}
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[[Category:Looney Tunes Shorts]]
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[[Category:Shorts]]
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[[Category:Cartoons directed by Friz Freleng]]
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[[Category:Academy Award nominees]]
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[[Category:1943]]
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[[Category:Blue Ribbon reissues]]
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[[Category:Cartoons written by Tedd Pierce]]
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[[Category:Cartoons with music by Carl W. Stalling]]
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[[Category:Cartoons with layouts by Owen Fitzgerald]]
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[[Category:Cartoons with film editing by Treg Brown]]
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[[Category:Cartoons with sound effects edited by Treg Brown]]
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[[Category:Cartoons with orchestrations by Milt Franklyn]]
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[[Category:Cartoons with characters voiced by Mel Blanc]]
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[[Category:Cartoons produced by Leon Schlesinger]]
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[[Category:Caricatures of real people]]
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[[Category:Cartoons in a.a.p. package]]
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[[Category:One-Shot Cartoons]]
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[[Category:Cartoons with missing Leon Schlesinger credits]]

Latest revision as of 11:58, October 2, 2019

Greetings Bait
Greetings Bait
Directed By: Friz Freleng
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: May 15, 1943
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Tedd Pierce
Animation: Manuel Perez
Layouts: Owen Fitzgerald
Backgrounds: Lenard Kester
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Wacky Worm
Jerry Colonna
Preceded By: Tokio Jokio
Succeeded By: Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk
Greetings Bait

Greetings Bait


Greetings Bait (1943)(Logo-Free and Non-Dubbed Ending)

Greetings Bait (1943)(Logo-Free and Non-Dubbed Ending)

with original Blue Ribbon ending card

Greetings Bait is a 1943 Merrie Melodies short directed by Friz Freleng.

Plot Edit

A split-screen view of a crab's view of the underwater world show how his independently moving eyes (on eye stalks) see the world completely differently from each other. Meanwhile, a Jerry Colona-esque worm (previously seen in "The Wacky Worm") works as live bait to catch fish in the lake for a Jerry Colona-esque fisherman. Although it is successful in catching fish (achieved via various ruses, such as tempting the fish to eat the worm with a worm sandwich, acrobatic stunt tricks, and disguising himself as a sexy mermaid singing "Trade Winds"), the worm struggles in trying to "reduce the crab to crabmeat", even when the crab is without its shell. The wacky worm, fished out of the water, badly injured, says, "I could be wrong, you know," and the Jerry Colona-esque fisherman replies "AHH yess! Embarassing, isn't it?"

Availability Edit

  • DVD - Humphrey Bogart: The Signature Collection, Vol. 2 (1995 Turner Dubbed Version)
  • DVD - Action in the North Atlantic (1995 Turner Dubbed Version)

Notes Edit

  • Nominated for an Academy Award.[1]
  • The worm from "The Wacky Worm" returns in this short.
  • The cartoon was re-released to theaters under the Blue Ribbon program on August 28, 1948. As a result, the original credits and title card were scrapped off.

Gallery Edit

References Edit

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