GenreAnimation, Comedy, Short Film seriesMerrie Melodies
CastMel Blanc Release dateMay 15, 1943 Similar moviesMerrie Melodies movies
Greetings Bait (1943) is a seven-minute Academy Award-nominated Merrie Melodies cartoon, directed by Friz Freleng. It features a split-screen view of a crab's view of the underwater world in which his independently moving eyes (on eye stalks) see the world completely differently from each other. The worm and the fisherman are caricatures of Jerry Colonna, and the title is a reference to his weekly greeting on Bob Hope's radio show, "Greetings, Gates". The same worm was also featured in the 1941 Warner's cartoon, The Wacky Worm.
It is available on DVD on the Action In the North Atlantic disc (part of the Humphrey Bogart: The Signature Collection, Vol. 2)