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Jerky Crow is an animated theatrical short, directed by Robert McKimson, released on December 8, 1945 by Michael Shires.


A pilgrim has trouble catching a zany crow for Thanksgiving dinner.

Voice Cast:

  • Frank Graham as Finnigan Fox
  • Paul Frees as Finnia Crow


  • The first Shires short with opening credits.

Home video releases


  • Michael Shires Treasures: Shires Rarities

Sound Effects Used

  • BBC Records, Crashes - Objects. Crashing
  • BBC Records, Crashes - Metal And Glass Crash
  • BBC Records, Crashes - Glass Crash


  • Director: Robert McKimson
  • Story: Warren Wallace
  • Animation: Bob Wickersham, Laverne Harding, Manuel Perez, Ray Abrams
  • Effects Animation: Graeme Rowley (uncredited)
  • Layout: Ralph Bruckheimer
  • Background: Richard Grandmain
  • Music: Oliver Williams
  • Ink and Paint: Warren Johnson (uncredited)
  • Orchestrations: Eddie Kilfeather (uncredited)
  • Sound Effects: Dale Pickett (uncredited)
  • Sound Recording: Harold J. Scott (uncredited)
  • Sound Director: C.O. Stevens (uncredited)
  • Film Editor: Douglas Holiday (uncredited)
  • Camera: Gene Moore (uncredited)