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Release Date:
5 September 1931 (USA) See more »
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A streetcar conductor has adventures with a would-be passenger hippo, a cow blocking the tracks, and a runaway train while he, his passengers, and some hobos sing the title song. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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derivative of other cartoon shorts but zippy song See more (9 total) »

Directed by
Rudolf Ising (uncredited)
 
Produced by
Hugh Harman .... co-producer
Rudolf Ising .... co-producer
Leon Schlesinger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frank Marsales 
 
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Friz Freleng .... animator (as Isadore Freleng)
Carman Maxwell .... animator (as Max Maxwell)
Larry Martin .... animator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Abe Lyman .... conductor
Frank Marsales .... musical director
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
7 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:G (Nova Scotia)

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Trivia:
In the scene where Foxy was trying to push a hippo into the streetcar, which is clearly too small for her, she starts mumbling in gibberish. It's actually a backwards track and when played in reverse, she's clearly saying "Susie heard one of those Atlantic bells! Whataya think?"See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The first shot of the hobos shows a pot with a fire going underneath. In the next shot of the hobos (from the same angle), the pot is missing, leaving an empty space on the right side of the screen. In the third shot, the pot is back, but there's no fire underneath (even though a hobo tells the singing chicken inside to "boil, darn ya, boil").See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Foxy:[singing] Smile, darn ya, smile! / Smile, darn ya, smile! / Come on and smile, darn ya, smile!
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Soundtrack:
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
derivative of other cartoon shorts but zippy song, 1 May 2007
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

I think this was the final cartoon to feature the character of Foxy (who was Mickey Mouse with pointed ears and a bushy tail), and like the others, it is purely a cartoon built around a song from the Warner Bros. back catalogue, in this case 'Smile, Darn Ya, Smile'.

The animation is fine but some situations had been used the year before with Bosko and Honey in 'Sinkin in the Bathtub' (the runaway train was a car before, and they were both stopped by a supercilious cow). It isn't that original and is relentlessly cheerful as many 1930s cartoons were.

Still, these animations are always of historical interest and are good to see, and this isn't at all bad, if you like that sort of thing.

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