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Studio: DePatie Freleng Release Date : September 9, 1978 Series: Crazy Legs Crane
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Synopsis

Crazy Legs Crane is shamed into going out and catching food for his young son but tries to catch a fire breathing dragonfly!

Characters

Crazy Legs Crane
(Voice: Larry D. Mann)

Credits

Music

Steve DePatie

Voices

Larry D. Mann
Frank Welker

Producer

David H. DePatie
Isadore "Friz" Freleng

In Charge of Production

Lee Gunther

Music Editor

Joe Siracusa

Production Mixer

Steve Orr

Broadcasters

ABC (Original broadcast network)

Trivia

  • First Crazy Legs Crane cartoon.

Television

The All New Pink Panther Show (Season 1, Episode 1)

Video Information

DVD

United States

Crazy Legs Crane
The DePatie/Freleng Collection 2

BluRay Disc

United States

Crazy Legs Crane
The DePatie/Freleng Collection 2

Technical Specifications

Running time: 6:02
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 4 : 3 (Television)
Color Type: Color
Sound Type: Mono
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

Reviews and Comments

From TibbyH :

I love DePatie-Freleng. I mention this upfront because this cartoon doesn't feel like anything they use to release up to this point. This cartoon comes off as a Hanna-Barbera knockoff or something Filmation would've done. The Crazylegs Crane series is yet another mediocre jab at the classic Warner Bros formula by 70s DFE. I guess they figured his original design wouldn't work for TV, so Crazylegs was redesigned with a collared neck and simpler features. And I guess they also decided that the Crane wouldn't work as a solo character so they gave him a dragonfly (voiced by the legendary Frank Welker, for some reason) to chase after and, in this short, a son (also voiced by Frank). The jokes are so one-dimensional and flat, nothing's timed properly, and I get the impression that everyone at the studio was tired and worn out. The surreal comedy style, psychedelic character designs, and sense of fun was lost at DePatie-Freleng by the mid-to-late 70s, and this was what they churned out instead. Do yourself a favor and avoid the Crazylegs Crane TV series (or for that matter, anything from The All New Pink Panther Show).
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History

6/2/2015

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4/26/2016

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4/4/2017

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4/5/2017

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4/19/2017

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4/19/2017

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5/3/2017

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1/17/2018

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      11/6/2018

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      Sources

      Lee Gunther: In Charge of Production
      • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

      Steve Orr: Production Mixer
      • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

      Joe Siracusa: Music Editor
      • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

      David H. DePatie: Producer
      • Verified by The DePatie Freleng Website

      Isadore "Friz" Freleng: Producer
      • Verified by The DePatie Freleng Website

      Steve DePatie: Music
      • Verified by The DePatie Freleng Website

      Larry D. Mann: Voices
      • Verified by The DePatie Freleng Website

      Frank Welker: Voices
      • Verified by The DePatie Freleng Website