Punch Trunk
Punch Trunk
Directed By: Charles M. Jones
Produced By: Eddie Selzer
Released: December 19, 1953
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Michael Maltese
Animation: Lloyd Vaughan
Ken Harris
Ben Washam
Layouts: Maurice Noble
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Bea Benaderet
Robert C. Bruce
June Foray
Marian Richman
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: Teeny the Elephant
Preceded By: Robot Rabbit
Succeeded By: Dog Pounded
Punch Trunk

Punch Trunk

Punch Trunk is a 1953 Looney Tunes short directed by Chuck Jones.


The title is a play on the phrase "punch drunk" alluding to the elephant's "trunk."


A tiny elephant emerges from a banana boat called SS Michael Maltese and wanders about town, causing an uproar among the populace. Sightings are attributed variously to mass hysteria, insanity and dipsomania.



  • Most of this cartoon was used in the movie Daffy Duck's Quackbusters.
  • The names Marsha and John are a reference to the 1951 Stan Freberg song "John and Marsha". "Wild Wife", "The Unexpected Pest", and "Unnatural History" also reference this record.
  • The moderator, Mr. Pratt, is partly named after Hawley Pratt, the Warner Bros. layout artist of several shorts.
  • The name of the boat the elephant stowed away in is SS Michael Maltese, after the writer of this cartoon.
  • Despite the cartoon being in the 1953-54 season, either the ending card is the one from the 1952-53 season for reasons unknown, or the original ending card is lost.


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