Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Looney TV: One Froggy Evening (1955)

Michigan J. Frog didn't get his name in his first appearance, 1955's "One Froggy Evening", but after a sequel was produced 40 years later, the singing frog was made the mascot of the fledgling WB Network.

Chuck Jones not only directed "Froggy" and its sequel, but also co-wrote "The Michigan Rag", which is heard on the soundtrack.

There've been similar storylines where a singularly gifted animal would only perform for its owner, shunning fame. There's a lesson to be learned.

Rating: B.

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