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THE WHISTLER
THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)

Maven is so pleased to have finally found the cartoon that she saw as a child . . . just a few years ago . . . .
After all Maven is only 29 years old!
That's her story and she's sticking to it!
Besides, it's fun to have cartoons to
watch before starting the main movie!
And be sure to see SEX IN THE CINEMA for an article in how Hollywood
censored its cartoons!

A Gremlin from
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"Russian Rhapsody" (1944)

It's called Russian Rhapsody (1944) and involves Adolf Hitler announcing that he, himself, is going by plane to take care of things in Russia.  What Hitler doesn't realize is that there are little gremlin stowaways on the plane who are bound and determined to make sure that Der Fuhrer doesn't reach Moscow!  Just click on
for this Merrie Melodies cartoon from Warner Brothers.

Marvin the Martian
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Remember Marvin the Martian?!
Well, he has his own web page at
See how much you remember!
And it seems that there is a Marvin the Martian movie in the making at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1270775/!

There was no telling who could wind up in a cartoon. . . . 

 

Would you believe that Cab Calloway did his St. James Infirmary

in a Betty Boob cartoon?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaZOXF83zBg

 

You can also find a clip of Calloway's part at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBk3jwNSteo

And would you believe Calloway and his orchestra did "The Reefer Man" in the comedy movie "International House" (1933) with the likes of W.C. Fields, Burns and Allen and

. . . Bela Lugosi!?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D44pyeEvhcQ&feature=search

Carmen MIranda
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Donald Duck
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     Another "international" cartoon . . . fun with Donald Duck AND Carmen Miranda in Brasil AND Tico Tico no Fubá!
 

Donald Duck in "Blame It on the Samba" (1948)
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With Ethel Smith and the Dinning Sisters

     Just for the heck of it . . . and if you need help to stay warm! . . . how about a little Donald Duck in Blame it on the Samba (1948).  Is it the best Donald Duck cartoon that Maven can come up with?  No, but it is cute and catchy, especially if you want a cartoon to go with Charlie Chan in Rio (1941) . . . ! 

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Mother Goose Goes Hollywood
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Click on the Pictures to Find Out About the Making of This Cartoon

Another cartoon that blurs the line between Hollywood actors and cartoons at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp1M6xzI2Z8
 

"Swing Shift Cinderella" (1945)
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"Red Hot Riding Hood" (193)
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     Two of Tex Avery's sexy cartoons from the forties:
Red Hot Riding Hood (1943) is a World War II era telling of the old children's fable http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaS6wMQOiNk
 
     Avery's Swing Shift Cinderella came along in 1945 . . . fun!  It's not the complete cartoon but . . . at least it's the most fun part!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtcJ7gvJP0Q

"Hollywood Steps Out (1941)
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      A Merrie Melodies cartoon from Warners Bros. (1941).  You'll watch it wondering if you can name them all, with such diverse stars as Clark Gable to Frankenstein's Monster to the Three Stooges!: 
 
 
 
    Another one to test your actors' memory: MICKEY'S GALA PREMIERE: - A movie within a cartoon.  Great good fun for the whole family!:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JptWh-4kndk
 
    Peter Lorre as a Mad Doctor in Hair Raising Hare with Bugs Bunny! - This is the one with the monster that looks like Charles Addams' Cousin It on steroids!:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc2L_7m_4mI&feature=search

Which reminds Maven and Charly that Halloween
will be here in little more than two months!
 
THE MAD DOCTOR - Mickey Mouse dreams that an evil scientist has taken Pluto to his castle for a weird operation.  He's going to put Pluto's head on a hen's body.  Didn't Universal pictures do a couple of dozen movies like that?!:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JptWh-4kndk
 
LONESOME GHOSTS -- Some ghosts decide to scare up some fun by hiring some ghost hunters . . . Mickey Mouse, Dondald Duck and Goofy!:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47jWsdlvWwU&feature=search
     
Walt Disney La Danza Macabra The Skeleton Dance 1929:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoX_2DK1pTk&feature=related

Mickey Mouse in
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"The Haunted House" (1929)

Mickey Mouse visits A Haunted House (1929) skeletons in Murphy beds, skeleton legs dancing . . . !  What fun!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8LiPoIpxnk.
 
And for more about the Walt Disney cartoon, check out http://mmfolliesbw.blogspot.com/2007/11/haunted-house-december-2-1929.html

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"I Love to Singa" (1936)
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With the Hero - "Owl" Jolson - Being a Take-off of Al Jolson
Al Jolson
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"About a Quarter to Nine" (1935) With His Wife, Ruby Keeler

     There was a cartoon called  I Love to Singa (1936) that had a character named "Owl Jolson" who was patently fashioned after Al Jolson . . . he of the first talkie The Jazz Singer (1927).  It's a cute cartoon that you can find at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8imoZpwREs.
      You might also check out http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027779/.

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Hermann Goering Meets Bugs Bunny in
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"Herr Meets Hare" (1941)

     One Bugs Bunny cartoon has our furry friend facing off Hermann Goering in "Herr vs. Hare" (1945) at
 
     Why this cartoon was banned like so many others after World War II is anybody's guess.    Around hare . . . er . . . here . . . enjoying them is the thing!

Guess Who?!
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Another oldie but goodie from 1943 . . . and banned for who knows why!  This time Daffy Duck is battling the tur . . . uh . . . der Third Reich!
 
 
 

Betty Boop
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     How about some Betty Boop?!  Her Bamboo Isle cartoon with Bimbo is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-1VRjEcCvM.
     This may not be a cartoon of La Belle Boop but it does  have her . . . interacting, shall we say, with Dracula himself in 1933?!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM7rB_ecU4E