Greetings all! Just joined this forum and am seeking "the holy Grail" so to speak. I've been a WB cartoon nut since the late 50's watching them in theatres and later on TV. I am searching for a particular cartoon that was released during the 1950's, possibly early 60's. The high quality of the cartoon likely earned it a Blue Ribbon.
I'll describe the details as best as I recall: - it was a one-of- kind with none of the regular WB cartoon characters - it concerned a single squirrel (probably in Central Park in NYC) - he (she?) wakes up one morning and is looking for breakfast and spots a tiny acorn on a branch close by - just as he is about to start chomping, he sees a big walnut on a neighbouring tree and hops on over - he's ready to start eating, when suddenly his eyes grow big as he spies the jackpot - a huge bunch of coconuts on a grocer's table on the sidewalk far below - he tosses the walnut aside and makes his way to the pile of coconuts - not being familiar with the hard shell, he just about breaks his choppers trying to crack it open without success - being the resourceful critter he is, he doesn't give up - the next scene shows him grunting and groaning as he tries to lift the intact nut onto a rising step - then the camera pans around behind the little fellow and tilts upward to reveal stairs leading to near infinity - nearly exhausted, he manages the final step of a huge skyscraper and we realize his mission - to crack the coconut - he boots the nut off the top of the building - we see him bounding down the long stairway in hopeful anticipation - his and our hearts sink as we see him in dismay beside an unbroken coconut, the sidewalk cracked all around - the final scene shows him glancing up at the walnut tree with its prize waiting for him as he bounds off
For 6 whole months I have watched WB cartoon hours on TV hoping to find this gem and record it. It has eluded me. Can anyone help? It really is a wonderful cartoon. Thanks for reading. Hugh - age 65