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Tubby the Tuba (1975)

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When Tubby the Tuba sets out to find a melody all of his own, his journey results in this enchanting and exciting musical tale. Tubby joins the circus and striving to be part of an ... See full summary »

Director:

Alexander Schure

Writer:

Paul Tripp
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Credited cast:
Jack Gilford ... The Herald (voice)
Ray Middleton ... The Great Pepperino (voice)
Jane Powell ... Celeste (voice)
Cyril Ritchard ... The Frog (voice)
David Wayne ... Pee-Wee the Piccolo (voice)
Paul Tripp Paul Tripp ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pearl Bailey ... Mrs. Elephant (voice)
Ruth Enders Ruth Enders ... The Haughty Violin (voice)
Hermione Gingold ... Miss Squeek (voice)
Dick Van Dyke ... Tubby the Tuba (voice)
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When Tubby the Tuba sets out to find a melody all of his own, his journey results in this enchanting and exciting musical tale. Tubby joins the circus and striving to be part of an orchestra, he travels to the Singing City where along the way he encounters many colorful characters. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1975 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color
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An inspiring piece of work
9 January 2001 | by Mr PantsSee all my reviews

I don't care who knows it: I love this movie. There, I've said it.

And since there is no plot summary here yet ... Tubby is indeed a tuba, who longs to find a melody he can play. But nobody writes music for tubas to play, they're only supposed to do that oom-pah thing. But Tubby, despite feeling he should maintain his life station of background instrument, cannot contain his desire to play leads.

The story unfolds with a lot of interesting characters, some of them other instruments, some "tunes" which seem to be something like orphaned sirens with musical noted-shaped heads. Yet it all makes sense when you watch it.

At any rate, it's a well-made cartoon. Kids will enjoy it and I think it has a lot to say on the subject of independence and finding the best way to live your life. Hey, Dick Van Dyke wouldn't attach his name to any old thing, right?


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