The Hole Idea
Studio: Warner Brothers Release Date : April 16, 1955 Series: Looney Tunes
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Synopsis

Professor Calvin Q. Calculus creates the portable hole, which becomes an amazing scientific phenomenon. But a crook uses it to his own advantages.

Credits

Director

Robert "Bob" McKimson

Animator

Robert "Bob" McKimson

Story

Sid Marcus

Music

Milton J. "Milt" Franklyn

Backgrounds

Richard H. "Dick" Thomas

Voices

Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc
June Foray
Robert C. Bruce

Layout

Richard H. "Dick" Thomas

Distributor(s)

Warner Brothers

Inside Jokes

  • "OLDMAN, MO." seen in the newsreel, is a play on words of the title of the jazz song "Old Man Mose" by Louis Armstrong.
  • The opening newsreel title card makes reference to WB cartoon producer Eddie Selzer and Norman Moray, who was the head of the Vitaphone shorts division

Trivia

  • Produced during the brief shutdown of Warner Bros.'s animation department in 1953. Without a crew at the time, director Robert McKimson decided to animate the whole cartoon himself and has considered it one of his best cartoons.

Television

The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour (Season 1, Episode 9)

Video Information

VHS

United States

The Looney Tunes Video Show #2

DVD

United States

Looney Tunes Golden Collection - Volume 6
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection - Volume 6

Technical Specifications

MPAA No.: 16893
Production No.: 1330
Running time: 6:51
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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History

2/16/2012

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9/25/2012

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7/9/2013

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8/26/2013

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6/6/2017

  • Synopsis added by Toonatic
  • Credits added by Toonatic
  • Inside jokes added by Toonatic
  • Running time added by Toonatic
  • MPAA Number added by Toonatic
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7/13/2017

  • Home video info added by ToonStar95

1/7/2018

  • Television info added by ToonStar95

3/10/2018

  • Inside jokes added by TibbyH

Sources

Robert "Bob" McKimson: Director
  • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

Sid Marcus: Story
  • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

Robert "Bob" McKimson: Animator
  • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

Richard H. "Dick" Thomas: Layout
  • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

Richard H. "Dick" Thomas: Backgrounds
  • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc: Voices
  • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

June Foray: Voices
  • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

Milton J. "Milt" Franklyn: Music
  • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

Robert C. Bruce: Voices
  • Verified by IMDb (not always reliable)