An evening at the local movie theater, including a sing-along led by Maestro Stickoutski at he Mighty "Fertilizer" organ, a "Goofy-Tone" newsreel, and the feature, "Petrified Florist," a ... See full summary »
It's race day, and first prize is $2 million (less $1,999,998.37 in taxes). Porky's little car is matched against cars driven by stars of yesteryear, including Laurel and Hardy and Charlie ... See full summary »
It's midnight at the bookstore and all the book and magazine characters are coming to life. When a bulldog from an adventure book uses a Boswell Sisters-like performance by girls in a ... See full summary »
Porky and Gabby are driving off to a camping vacation. But between a road rage incident and some trouble negotiating hills, it's off to a bad start. On arrival, they face mishaps with a fly... See full summary »
Friz Freleng's 'The Coo Coo Nut Grove' is a Hollywood stars caricature cartoon with a difference. The difference is that some of the celebrities are portrayed as animals. Harpo Marx is a bird, Laurel and Hardy are a pig and a monkey, Katherine Hepburn is a horse, etc. This promising concept is soured, however, by the odd fact that only some of the stars are animals. Curiously, some of the caricatures are humans. I can't help but feel that it would have been a funnier concept had all of the characters been animals or humans. Mixing them together just makes it seem odd, particularly when we discover that Groucho Marx is a human while Harpo is a bird?! Tex Avery made a much better caricature cartoon five years later called 'Hollywood Steps Out' in which all the stars were portrayed in their human form. As is generally the case with these cartoons, the fun is in spotting the celebrities and trying to get the references. 'The Coo Coo Nut Grove' would have brought the house down in its day when all the references were topical, now its more fascinating than funny.
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