Greetings Bait

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Greetings Bait
Merrie Melodies series
Directed by Friz Freleng
Produced by Leon Schlesinger
Story by Tedd Pierce
Voices by Mel Blanc
Music by Carl W. Stalling
Animation by Manuel Perez
Ken Champin (uncredited)
Gerry Chiniquy (uncredited)
Layouts by Owen Fitzgerald
Backgrounds by Lenard Kester
Studio Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
(USA, international)
Release date(s) May 15, 1943
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7 minutes

Greetings Bait (1943) is a seven-minute Academy Award-nominated Merrie Melodies cartoon, directed by Friz Freleng. 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. The worm and the fisherman are caricatures of Jerry Colonna, and the title is a reference to his weekly greeting on Bob Hope's radio show, "Greetings, Gates". The same worm was also featured in the 1941 Warner's cartoon, The Wacky Worm.

It is available on DVD on the Action In the North Atlantic disc (part of the Humphrey Bogart: The Signature Collection, Vol. 2)

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