Little Johnny Jet (1953)

Little Johnny Jet (1953)
Article 5912 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 12-29-2020
Directed by Tex Avery
Featuring the voices of June Foray and Daws Butler
Country: USA
What it is: Tex Avery cartoon

A B-29 can’t find employment because all the airports are hiring only jets. He discovers he’s going to be a father, but junior turns out to be a jet. Can the father learn to accept the son?

The presence of anthropomorphic animals alone is no longer sufficient criteria for me to review a cartoon, but anthropomorphic airplanes are a slightly different matter, especially when the gags are as outrageous as they are here. This one is pretty good and Avery milks as much humor as he can out of the premise. My favorite touch is the existence of a mechanical stork to deliver airplane babies. This is another memorable cartoon from the cartooniest of the animators.


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