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I Was a Teenage Thumb

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I Was a Teenage Thumb
I Was a Teenage Thumb
Directed By: Chuck Jones
Maurice Noble
Produced By: David H. DePatie
Released: January 19, 1963
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: John W. Dunn
Chuck Jones
Animation: Bob Bransford
Ken Harris
Tom Ray
Richard Thompson
Layouts: Bob Givens
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Richard Peel
Julie Bennett
Ben Frommer
Music: Bill Lava
Starring: George Ebenezer Thumb
Ralph K. Merlin Jr.
King Arthur
Preceded By: Martian Through Georgia
Succeeded By: Devil's Feud Cake
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I Was a Teenage Thumb

I Was a Teenage Thumb

Title Card (Before Remastering)

I Was a Teenage Thumb is a 1963 Merrie Melodies cartoon.


A couple wanting a baby is granted a thumb-sized one by a wizard. But escaping the grasp of a stork, the baby falls down, then falls victim to a fish caught by one of King Arthur's knights. The baby then becomes one of Arthur's knights himself.


  • On ABC and Nickelodeon, King Arthur's line after he finds the thumb-sized baby in his fish, "Monty, you ass! This fish is full of people!" was edited to remove the "you ass" part (so now that the line goes, "Monty...this fish is full of people!"). It should be noted that ABC used to air this uncut on Saturday morning TV between 1985 and 1989. The "you ass" edit wasn't done until 1998.
  • Rather than edit the "you ass" in "Monty, you ass! This fish is full of people!" (or even mute the entire line, as the video featured on this page has done), Cartoon Network's version cut the scene featuring that entire line.

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