Land of the Midnight Fun
Directed By: Fred Avery
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Henry Binder (uncredited)
Released: September 23, 1939
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Melvin Millar
Animation: Charles McKimson
Bob McKimson (uncredited)
Virgil Ross (uncredited)
Backgrounds: John Didrik Johnsen
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Sara Berner
Tex Avery
Robert C. Bruce
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Narrator
Alaskan Timber Wolf
Preceded By: Jeepers Creepers
Succeeded By: Naughty Neighbors

Land of the Midnight Fun

a.a.p. version


Merrie Melodies -- Land of the Midnight Fun-0

1995 dubbed version, uncut, restored

Land of the Midnight Fun is a 1939 Merrie Melodies short directed by Tex Avery.


A cruise to Nome, Alaska, starts with various cruise ship jokes: the ship pulls out of the harbor like a car, raising anchor also raises the front of the boat, the ship follows the coast by curving around it. On arrival, we see some local scenes: A penguin eats two fish, then is eaten by the third; the dogs of a dog sled stop (behind an iceberg) at a telephone pole; a timber wolf goes around shouting "Timber!" Two Eskimos rub noses: in preparation, the woman applies lipstick to her nose. Finally, an Eskimo nightclub (after all, the nights are six months long) features a rotoscoped ice skater. The ship leaves, and gets caught in the fog near New York; when the fog clears, the ship is perched atop the World's Fair Trylon.



  • This was the first cartoon to feature the 1939-40 red, white, and blue Color Rings with a sky cloud background circle (similar to the cloud background in the modern Warner Bros. Pictures logo) in the Merrie Melodies opening titles.
  • While this cartoon airs on the Turner networks as an Associated Artists Productions print, the USA 1995 Turner print was released on the Allegheny Uprising DVD, which has blue borders around the opening titles.

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