The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos
Directed By: Frank Tashlin
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: December 4, 1937
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Melvin Millar
Animation: Robert Bentley
Nelson Demorest (uncredited)
Volney White (uncredited)
Backgrounds: Art Loomer (uncredited)
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc (uncredited)
Tedd Pierce (uncredited)
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Mr. Growlin
Tizzie Fish
Preceded By: Porky's Double Trouble
Succeeded By: Porky's Hero Agency
1937-12-04 The Woods Are Full Of Cuckoos (MM)

1937-12-04 The Woods Are Full Of Cuckoos (MM)

The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos is a 1937 Merrie Melodies short directed by Frank Tashlin.


Forest animals participate in the Woodland Community Swing Variety Show on radio station KUKU.



  • This cartoon features many different caricatures of then famous celebrities. Among the likes include Jack Benny, Eddie Cantor, Irwin Cobb (Irwin Frog), Bing Crosby (Bing Crowsby), W.C. Fields (W.C. Fieldmouse), and many others.
  • KUKU is the name of an actual FM radio station based in Willow Springs, Missouri.
  • This is one of the handful of pre-1948 shorts that air on the Turner networks using their Associated Artists Productions prints after 1995, minus the AAP opening, although a dubbed version does exist, which airs from time to time. For some reason, the LaserDisc print has the opening shield zoom cut off, but the music still plays.
  • The American 1995 dubbed version replaces the 1938 opening music by the 1941-45 one. What is more, the 1995 EU dubbed version of this short replaces the original ending music cue with 1937-38 one.[1]
  • Part of the "Merrily We Roll Along" theme is cut on the LaserDisc version. [2]



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