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

Plot

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

Caricatures

Censorship

Versions shown on Cartoon Network in the 1990s shorten the number "The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos" to remove the long pan of the animal celebrities due to the appearance of a black faced goat caricature of Al Jolson.

Availability

Notes

  • 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.
  • Both NTSC and PAL 1995 dubbed version prints replace 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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