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  1. These Mighty Mouse cartoons sound like: KRAKATOA from 1945, and either CRYING WOLF from 1947 or BEAUTY ON THE BEACH from 1950.
  2. Hi Pat, That could be Lew Lehr who was with Twentieth Century-Fox studios in the 1930s and 1940s. He did a lot of humourous commentary parodying travelogues and newsreels, his most famous tagline was "Monkies is da cwaziest people!" read in a mock-German dialect. Tex Avery also directed animated cartoons making fun of travelogues such as "The Isle of Pingo-Pongo", "Detouring America" and "Land of the Midnight Fun", many of them narrated by the great Robert C. Bruce.
  3. "Pinocchio in Outer Space" was made by the Swallow-Belvision company in Brussels, it was not an anime film, nor was is produced in Japan.
  4. TCM has advanced to "angel" status as far as this viewer is concerned. The "Our Gang" marathon was the greatest moment in TCM's history, the many silent Gangs were a revelation! Little Farina was the funniest kid in the mid-1920s Our Gangs, terrific! Many of the sound Our Gangs were restrored prints with the original titles! The Laurel and Hardy marathon was just about as good, TCM ran every sound short of the "boys" in one day. The prints were pretty good for the most part, but some of the earlier sound L&Hs are in need of restoration. However, "Below Zero" ended after the first reel, why
  5. TCM has advanced to "angel" status as far as this viewer is concerned. The "Our Gang" marathon was the greatest moment in TCM's history, the many silent Gangs were a revelation! Little Farina was the funniest kid in the mid-1920s Our Gangs, terrific! Many of the sound Our Gangs were restrored prints with the original titles! The Laurel and Hardy marathon was just about as good, TCM ran every sound short of the "boys" in one day. The prints were pretty good for the most part, but some of the earlier sound L&Hs are in need of restoration. However, "Below Zero" ended after the first reel, wh
  6. That's BOLD KING COLE, a Technicolor Van Beuren Rainbow Parade cartoon, released by RKO on May 29th, 1936, directed by Burt Gillett. It features Felix the Cat and Old King Cole. King Cole is a terrible blowhard who brags so much that the ghosts of his ancestors crawl out of the old family portraits and try to teach him a lesson. They sing the "You Talk Too Much" song. Felix routs them with lightning bolts! Try to find the "Cartoons that Time Forgot" video collections, this one is on there.
  7. That's a "Speaking of Animals" short, produced by Jerry Fairbanks in the 1940s, released by Paramount. The Cow Cow Boogie number is probably in "Speaking of Animals in A Musical Way" released July 20th, 1945.
  8. That cartoon sounds like BOOBY HATCHED from 1944, Warner Bros. cartoon directed by Frank Tashlin. The half-hatched duckling is named Robespierre, and the classical music is from "Fingal's Cave" by Felix Mendelssohn. I don't remember if Robespierre hatches at the end of the cartoon or not, get the LOONEY TUNES GOLDEN COLLECTION Vol. 4 and go to Disc. 2 and find out for yourself.
  9. I miss the old theme song too, Suzanne! "It's such a perfect time for ONE..REEL..WONDERS!" I liked the old record scratches sound effects in the background. The song was a little inaccurate, as a lot of the shorts TCM runs are two reels or more and they still call them "one reel" wonders, but it's still a catchy little tune! Speaking of two reels, did you catch that MGM "Song Writers Review" from a couple of days ago with Jack Benny in 1930? I never knew it existed! Jack was really doing his Frank Fay impression in this one, as he introduces Arthur Freed and many other great popular composers.
  10. Yes, that's TO SPRING from MGM, released June 20th,1936, produced by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising and directed by Bill Hanna. "Time for spring I say!"
  11. Looks like we shorts fans are left in the lurch again, listingswise. MGMWBRKO PLEASE HELP! Message was edited by: waffleslost
  12. What is your on screen guide, and how do you access it? Message was edited by: waffleslost
  13. This is the HFE cut-down version of "The Klondike Kid" (1932). Message was edited by: waffleslost Message was edited by: waffleslost
  14. Hi Technicolor, This is the HFE cut-down version of "The Klondike Kid" from 1932. HFE released several cut-downs (about 200 feet 16mm) such as "Mickey Gives A Party"--"THE WHOOPEE PARTY", "Mickey Saves The Airmail"--"THE MAIL PILOT", "Mickey's Trick Horse"--"THE STEEPLE CHASE and "Mickey and Simon Legree"--"MICKEY'S MELLERDRAMMER".
  15. Yes, Thistledown, she is a caricature of Edna Mae Oliver, probably a Ben Shenkman design. Arthur Q. Bryan sings very nicely in this cartoon: "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby."
  16. OK, I'll try it again, the cartoon you are seeking Pippi, is THE HARDSHIP OF MILES STANDISH, Warner Bros, 1940, directed by Friz Freleng and animated by Cal Dalton. Very appropriate cartoon for Thanksgiving.
  17. Hi Pippi, Looks my message was garbled. The cartoon you are seeking is THE HARDSHIP OF MILES STANDISH (1940) Warner Bros., directed by Friz Freleng, animated by Cal Dalton. Very appropriate cartoon for Thanksgiving!
  18. Hi Pippi, That's the Warner Bros. cartoon THE HARDSHIP OF MILES STANDISH, (1940) directed by Friz Freleng and animated by Cal Dalton, among others. Very appropriate cartoon for Thanksgiving! Best of holidays to you. Message was edited by: waffleslost
  19. I always love Le Roy Shield's music so much in these comedies. I heard a piano rendition of the tune that's usually used as Charley Chase's theme song under the scene where he is freshening up with the rose water dispenser. Too bad the Beauhunks couldn't have isolated that piano solo and recorded it fresh, it's truly inspiring to listen to it. The Pip From Pittsburg is certainly a funny comedy, and Thelma Todd is beautiful and funny at the same time. I love Charley trying to change clothes with his friend during the "blackout" scenes, it makes them look like Siamese twins wearing the same pant
  20. Did anyone notice in KEG O' MY HEART the scene in which Billy Gilbert is discussing his revue with the census taker, and the census taker suggests that Billy Gilbert put on blackface makeup and do an act? Billy objects to doing this, then there is a cut to the stage with the girls doing a dance, then nothing more comes of the blackface suggestion. Looks like something was edited here. Maybe this was a three-reeler originally!
  21. Hi bestera, The cartoon you are thinking of is Friz Freleng's PIGS IS PIGS, released 1/30/1937. The cast is a family of pigs, the lead little boy pig's name is "Piggy", and your memory of the story is mostly accurate. Of course with this nightmare scenario, Piggy wakes up from his dream at the end, only to continue his gluttony.
  22. Just curious, what happened to the Grace Moore flick, THE KING STEPS OUT (1936), supposed to have run at 12:45AM Eastern time this morning (1/24)? TCM ran FIRST LADY instead. Will THE KING STEPS OUT be re-scheduled?
  23. I missed the Leo Beers short, but saw THE NICKEL NURSER this morning! A funny short, I loved Billy Gilbert's psychotic butler going on a shooting rampage. Thelma Todd looked beautiful and was beautifully photographed, Charley and Thelma both did classic double "takes". I think I love hearing LeRoy Shield's music the best, his tunes are always with me. Thank you, MGMWBRKO and TCM! Play some Joe Penner shorts!
  24. Here's wishing the best of the Holiday season to MGMWBRKO. Listing the upcoming shorts available on TCM means a lot to a classic shorts buffs like us. Thanks for doing it over and over again! Please run some Joe Penner Vitaphone shorts some time, like WHERE MEN ARE MEN and HERE, PRINCE.
  25. Hi Knitter, Email me privately and I might be able to set you up with that short. All best, Waffles
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