Sioux Me

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Directed By: Ben Hardaway
Cal Dalton
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: September 9, 1939
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Melvin Millar
Animation: Herman Cohen
Layouts:
Backgrounds: Art Loomer
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Reid Kilpatrick
Bob Purcell
Thurl Ravenscroft
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Indian Chief
Rainmaker
Indian Boy
Baby
Turtle
Inventor
Narrator
Indian Bass Singer
Preceded By: Little Brother Rat
Succeeded By: Jeepers Creepers
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1939-09-09 Sioux Me (MM)

Sioux Me is a 1939 Merrie Melodies short directed by Ben Hardaway and Cal Dalton.

Plot

An Indian reservation is experiencing the worst drought in a decade. The Indian chief enlists the help of a rain dancer. The chief's son happens upon (and buys) a set of weather pills which can bring rain, ice, lightning, earthquakes and other natural phenomena. Where these pills end up supplies much of the humor.

Notes

  • This cartoon is a color remake of "Porky the Rain-Maker", directed by Tex Avery three years earlier, except that this time if features a Native American main cast, and Porky Pig does not appear.
  • This is the final cartoon to use the 1938-39 Green-Yellow Color Rings.
  • This cartoon is seldom seen on American television due to heavy stereotyping of Native Americans.

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