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The Sunshine Makers (1935)

Happy sunshine-bottling gnomes battle gloomy swamp-dwellers.

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Sponsored by Borden's Milk---Elsie the Borden Cow is missing but her trademark sunflower is present---this fable has the Sunshine Gnomes (happiness) doing battle with the Blue Devils of Melancholy ( sadness and misery). The gnomes bottle sunshine (milk) and spray it over the unhappy denizens, thereby converting them to Bluebirds of Happiness. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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This cartoon was re-issued as an advertisement film for Borden's in the early 1940s. See more »

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The Sunshine Makers is one '30s cartoon that was ahead of its time
27 September 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

Having read about this cartoon short from the Van Beuren Studios for several years, I finally got to see this when I randomly picked animated shorts on YouTube. What a wonderfully strange and musically humorous cartoon this was! Seeing all those happy little elves singing of glad times while making milk in contrast to all those sad ones warbling of how they're "happy when they're sad" and then turn into the opposite due to the milk being forced into their mouths with the sunshine brightening their bodies is nothing short of psychedelic three decades before that became fashionable! This, along with Disney's Fantasia, might have been a "hit" with the hippie crowd during the late '60s! And dig the fact that it's sponsored by Borden! I'm surprised someone didn't try to add Borden's mascot Elsie the Cow! So on that note, I highly recommend The Sunshine Makers.


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