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Red-Headed Baby
Directed By: Rudolf Ising (uncredited)
Produced By: Hugh Harman
Rudolf Ising
Leon Schlesinger (associate producer)
Released: December 26, 1931
Series: Merrie Melodies
Animation: Rollin Hamilton
Max Maxwell
Film Editor: Bernard B. Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By:
Music: Frank Marsales
Starring: Red-Headed Baby
Napoleon the Toy Soldier
Evil Spider
Preceded By: Bosko's Fox Hunt
Succeeded By: Bosko at the Zoo
LOONEY TUNES (Looney Toons) Red Headed Baby (1931) (Remastered) (HD 1080p)

LOONEY TUNES (Looney Toons) Red Headed Baby (1931) (Remastered) (HD 1080p)

Red Headed Baby (1931) Merrie Melodies Cartoon

Red Headed Baby (1931) Merrie Melodies Cartoon

Red-Headed Baby is a 1931 Merrie Melodies short directed by Rudolf Ising.


When the toymaker goes to sleep, a red-headed baby doll and the rest of his creations come to life. She turns on the radio and they have a party. An evil spider on the ceiling spies her and comes down to abduct her. Napoleon the toy soldier comes to her rescue.



  • When TBS aired this cartoon (in the days before Cartoon Network and Boomerang were created), they aired a redrawn version that cut the part near the end where the title character dances with two blackfaced dolls.[1]


  • The 1995 dubbed version's opening titles were edited and tweaked because of the opening title card ruined by the hand-color animation.
  • This is the first Merrie Melodies short not to feature a recurring character (for example Foxy and Piggy being recurring characters in the Merrie Melodies series), although in a few later Merrie Melodies shorts, they would feature another recurring character, known as Goopy Geer, in the series, though eventually after three shorts featuring the character, they went back to using non-recurring characters throughout the series until the late 1930s and early 1940s.



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