Station ABC broadcasts the Toyland Revue, featuring music from baby-doll singers, a roly-poly bandleader, a jack-in-the-box crooner, a wind-up music box and more.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Brox Sisters ...
The Doll Sisters / Dog Trio (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Carr ...
Toy Soldier Emcee (voice) (uncredited)
The Four Blackbirds ...
Vocalists (voice) (uncredited)
Donald Novis ...
Singing Dog (voice) (uncredited)
Lillian Randolph ...
Kate Smith Doll / Mammy Doll (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

The toys present a musical revue on their own radio station. First, three dolls sing, then a jack-in-the-box doing a Bing Crosby impression joins in. Then an instrumental piece, with a bead man dancing on a xylophone, a couple of dolls playing matched toy pianos, and various characters dancing on the keyboards. A violinist plays his tune actually, the violin dances around, doing most of the work. A calico dog sings, "I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree." Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Release Date:

22 December 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Toy Broadcast  »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print) (edited)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor 'High Fidelity' Sound System)

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(2-Strip Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The jack-in-the-box is a caricature of Bing Crosby. The doll filled with air is Kate Smith. The roly-poly toy is Paul Whiteman. The floppy-eared stuffed toy dog is Rudy Vallee. The toy violinist is David Rubinoff. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Toy Soldier: This is station ABC broadcasting the Toyland Revue.
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Connections

References It's Got Me Again! (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wedding of the Painted Doll
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
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Charmingly animated
10 November 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This animated film has some beautiful drawings that are ahead of its time. Though some parts might be considered un-politically correct by todays standards (it features golliwogs and the Sambo Jazz band), the drawings and music are beautifully done.


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