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September 1931 (USA) See more »
Things are hopping at a certain Mexican café. And then Foxy walks in and the customers go really wild. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Rudolf Ising (uncredited)
Produced by
Hugh Harman .... producer
Rudolf Ising .... producer
Leon Schlesinger .... producer
Original Music by
Frank Marsales 
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Animation Department
Norm Blackburn .... animator
Rollin Hamilton .... animator
Robert Clampett .... animator (uncredited)
Larry Martin .... animator (uncredited)
Music Department
Abe Lyman .... conductor
Frank Marsales .... musical director
Crew believed to be complete

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7 min
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This short film is available as a bonus on the Warner DVD of Little Caesar (1931).See more »
[first lines]
Animals:[singing] Lady, play your mandolin. / Lady, let that tune begin.
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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
extremely creepy, 2 March 2007
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

Not your typical Looney Tune or Merrie Melodie, this cartoon is plain weird. Trying to find a new character to replace Bosko, Foxy was created (Mickey Mouse with bigger ears and a bushy tail) to try and build a new brand ... but after three or four appearances, he disappeared into history, and was promptly forgotten.

Now, two DVDs include this cartoon and give you a chance to see for yourself. 'Lady ..' is an extra on 'Little Caesar', and also appears on Disc 3 of the 'Looney Tunes Golden Collection, volume 1' (within a documentary about lost cartoons). Watching it now it really does give me the creeps, the animation, the characters, the voices, are all extremely strange, and proof positive that the series was not always, if ever, aimed at children.

'Lady ...' uses its limited time to present a look at the sins of drink in a time of prohibition, and uses primitive and obvious gags, as well as horrible singing creatures of indeterminate species, to sing the songs.

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