The Crunch Bird
|The Crunch Bird|
|Directed by||Ted Petok|
|Produced by||Ted Petok|
|Voices by||Len Maxwell|
|Distributed by||Regency Films|
|Running time||2 min.|
The Crunch Bird (El pájaro crujiente) is an animated short by Ted Petok, Joe Petrovich, and Len Maxwell. It won the 1971 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. Joe Petrovich animated the cartoon. Len Maxwell provided the voices for the husband, wife, and pet shop owner. Ted Petok was the producer.
A woman goes into a pet store seeking a gift for her husband. She decides to get him a bird with a most unusual talent, but her gift brings about an unforeseen result.
With a running time of only two minutes, it is one of the shortest films to receive an Academy Award.
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