Much Ado About Nutting
Directed By: Charles M. Jones
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: May 23, 1953
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Michael Maltese
Animation: Lloyd Vaughan
Ken Harris
Ben Washam
Layouts: Maurice Noble
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By:
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: Squirrel
Preceded By: Ant Pasted
Succeeded By: There Auto Be a Law
2410 Much Ado About Nutting

2410 Much Ado About Nutting

Much Ado About Nutting is a 1953 Merrie Melodies short directed by Chuck Jones.


From atop his tree in Central Park, a squirrel spies an outdoor stand selling nuts. The squirrel crosses the street, races up the peanut cart and jumps into a bag of peanuts. He has a stack of them in his arms before spying something more glorious than peanuts: walnuts! Moments later, he sees the most beautiful sight in his life: Brazil nuts! Finally, in all their eye-popping glory: coconuts. Coconuts stacked to the sky. The squirrel manages to roll a coconut back to his tree. But his anticipated feast is thwarted when he discovers he can't bite into it. He can't even crack it open with a rock. The rock breaks. He can't drop it from a branch in his tree. It just makes a hole in the ground. The squirrel finds to his mounting frustration that nothing seems to break the coconut. But the squirrel is determined to crack open his prize. He is, in fact, determined enough to roll the coconut to the top of the Empire State Building.


Other Appearances

The unnamed squirrel from this cartoon later makes a cameo appearance at the end of the movie Looney Tunes Back in Action (2003).

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