A treacly Happy Harmonies cartoon from Rudolf Ising as a bunch of childish, anthropomorphic bees spend their time, when they are not making honey, in cavorting with each other around Disney-fied mushrooms, until a big black spider with pink spots threatens their idyllic existence. This is one of those cartoons that exists only to be made fun of, and when Tex Avery showed up at MGM in the early 1940s, he skewered the entire genre with the opening to his first Screwy Squirrel movie.
Scott Bradley's music is right in there. Although he would become the second best conductor of cartoon music when working for Hanna, Barbera and Avery in the 1940s, he gave 'em what they asked for with close harmony and variations on "Flight of the Bumblebee".
Of more historical interest is that the early sections in the honey.... well, call it factory -- looks a lot like the beauty shop scenes in the 1939 WIZARD OF OZ. I suppose that's what they thought the kiddies wanted. The dopes.
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