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Billboard Frolics
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Directed By: I. Freleng
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: November 9, 1935
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story:
Animation: Cal Dalton
Sandy Walker
Rod Scribner (uncredited)
Layouts:
Backgrounds:
Film Editor:
Voiced By: Billy Bletcher
Cliff Nazarro
Music: Bernard Brown
Norman Spencer (uncredited)
Starring: Billboard Characters
Dave Rub-Em-Off
Eddie Camphor
Worm
Preceded By: Gold Diggers of '49
Succeeded By: Flowers for Madame

Billboard Frolics is a 1935 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Friz Freleng.

Plot

Various signs and billboards comes to life and starts singing and dancing. A baby chick jumps down from its sign and starts running around. A black cat starts chasing the chick, and other signs tries to protect the chick from the cat.

Availability

  • Laserdisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 4, Side 10: Merrie Melodies
  • DVD - Captain Blood (1995 USA dubbed print added as a bonus with 1995 m/e track added on right audio channel)

Censorship

  • A scene appears to have been excised from the original release print of this short. An abrupt jump cut in the music score occurs during the scene transition between the exotic dance of the women's outfit and the chick spotting and chasing after the worm.[1]
  • Removed from the print on volume three of Shokus Video's Cartoon Collection series was the sequence wherein the chick, attempting to catch the worm, is inflated with a tire pump.[1]

Notes

  • This cartoon features the first use of the "Merrily We Roll Along" song, which wouldn't be regularly used until 1936.
  • Although this short has only one line of dialogues, the 1995 m/e track is known to exist[2]. It was released along together with the short on Captain Blood DVD as a special feature.

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.intanibase.com/gac/looneytunes/censored-b.aspx
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJkuRvA0l_c