Gone Batty

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Gone Batty
Directed byRobert McKimson
Produced byEdward Selzer
Story bySid Marcus
Ben Washam
StarringMel Blanc
Narrated byRobert C. Bruce (uncredited)
Music byCarl Stalling
Animation byCharles McKimson
Herman Cohen
Rod Scribner
Phil DeLara
Layouts byRobert Givens
Backgrounds byRichard H. Thomas
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date
September 4, 1954 (USA)
Running time
7:00
LanguageEnglish

Gone Batty is a Looney Tunes animated cartoon short released by Warner Brothers on September 4, 1954. The film was re-released in October 1963 as a Merrie Melodies Blue Ribbon cartoon.

Plot[edit]

Bobo the Elephant, making his first appearance since Hobo Bobo, also directed by McKimson, is baseball team mascot for the lean and meek Sweetwater Shnooks, all of whom are rendered unconscious by their opponents, the husky and brutal Greenville Goons. Just as a victory by the Goons seems nearly inevitable, Bobo singlehandedly rallies his team back for a win in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Overview[edit]

Robert McKimson directed the animated cartoon from a story (lifted in part from the Friz Freleng/Michael Maltese 1946 opus Baseball Bugs) by Sid Marcus and animator Ben Washam. Animation was done from Robert Givens' layout by Charles McKimson, Herman Cohen, Rod Scribner and Phil DeLara with backgrounds by Richard H. Thomas and music by Carl Stalling. Voices were provided by Mel Blanc and an uncredited Robert C. Bruce as a play-by-play announcer.


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