Wake Up the Gypsy in Me
Directed By: Rudolf Ising (uncredited)
Produced By: Hugh Harman
Rudolf Ising
Leon Schlesinger (associate producer)
Released: May 13, 1933
Series: Merrie Melodies
Animation: Isadore Freleng
Larry Silverman
Film Editor: Bernard B. Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By:
Music: Frank Marsales
Starring: Russian Gypsies
Preceded By: Bosko in Person
Succeeded By: Bosko's Knight-Mare

Wake Up the Gypsy in Me is a 1933 Merrie Melodies short directed by Rudolf Ising.


This short is based on the title song written by Lew Lehr, Harry Miller, and Lew Pollack.


A village of Russian Gypsies, led by a caricature of jazz bandleader Paul Whiteman, are generally singing, dancing and whooping it up, when the mad monk Rice-Puddin' (a caricature of Grigori Rasputin) casts his eye on one of the apparently underage girls in the village and has her abducted in an attempt to force himself upon her. The villagers revolt and rescue the girl and give Rice-Puddin' just due.



  • The copyright for Wake Up the Gypsy in Me was renewed on April 6, 1961.[1]


External Links

  • Big Cartoon Database article at [1]
  • ToonZone article at [2]
  • Internet Movie Database article at [3]

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