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5 September 1931 (USA) See more »
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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  (in credits order)
Rudolf Ising ... Foxy (voice)

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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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

This short film is included as a bonus on the Warner Bros. DVD of The Public Enemy (1931).See more »
Revealing mistakes: The girl-fox on the streetcar sits down, but the animators forgot to draw the bench. (In the next shot, she sits down again, but this time the bench is there.)See more »
[first lines]
Foxy:[singing] Smile, darn ya, smile! / Smile, darn ya, smile! / Come on and smile, darn ya, smile!
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Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1See more »


Which series is this from: Merrie Melodies or Looney Tunes?
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No, It's Not Mickey, 10 June 2016
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Smile, Darn Ya, Smile! (1931)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Foxy is running a train when he cheerfully agrees to take on a hippo who happens to be too large for his riding space. This event leads Foxy on a ride range of action. SMILE, DARN YA, SMILE! is an okay entry for the series. When the film started I'm sure many might mistake Foxy for Mickey Mouse because they share a lot of similarities and I think it's safe to say Merrie Melodies was ripping off Walt Disney with this character. For the most part this film is innocent enough, although there's certainly nothing here that really stands out or turns the film into a classic. The animation is a little crude but it works just fine to bring out the charm of Foxy.

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