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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Toys For Christmas

For those who celebrate it, the Christmas holiday has now come and gone.

Many kids were disappointed with opening gift after gift of clothes, clothes, clothes.... funny how our tastes change as we get older (or they should anyway! Wait a minute.... ).

So for those of you who still didn't get toys for Christmas, I'm going to make it all better..... enjoy this merry sing-a-long from Famous Studios all about toys.

Cool things about this cartoon:
  • The main body of the cartoon is the focus of a piece of music you'll recognize from countless other cartoons, especially those from Warner Brothers (the drag scenes in particular). So if you've ever wanted to sing along when Stalling uses this cue, now you can.

  • There are a couple of neat-o cameos.... especially a certain B&W film star finally rendered in colour for a few brief seconds.

  • There's some really nice animation by Myron Waldman, and George Germanetti.

  • It's uncut.... the laughing roly-poly was excluded from many prints.

Hope you like it.


  • Nice restoration, Larry!

    By Blogger Duck Dodgers, at 4:16 PM  

  • Same here -- this NTA print is a little more faded than the Harvey one for "Audrey the Rainmaker", but it's still a pretty seamless job.

    (Aside from the B&W cartoon star being rendered in color, I believe this is also Myron Waldman's lone color use of a certain sailor man. The familiar music throughout the short does make this one of the easier of the color Screen Songs to get through, as opposed to the ones that rely more on the corny spot gags.)

    By Blogger J Lee, at 3:28 PM  

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