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I Love to Singa (1936)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 18 July 1936 (USA)
A spoof of Al Jolson's "The Jazz Singer", a strict piano teaching owl is cursed with a son who "loves to singa", but only jazz.

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Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ...
Father (voice) (uncredited)
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Owl Jolson (voice) (uncredited)
Johnnie Davis ...
Owl Jolson (singing voice) (uncredited)
Joe Dougherty ...
Stuttering Bird (voice) (uncredited)
Bernice Hansen ...
Fat Chicken Singer (voice) (uncredited)
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Mother (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A very stern owl who teaches 'voice, piano & violin, but no jazz!' becomes a father of four. Very soon, three of his boys turn out to be musical talents in the classical repertoire. However, the fourth isn't into classical music but into jazz. When he keeps singing jazz songs, the father decides that enough is too much and turns him into the street, much to the distress of the mother. While joyously walking and singing through the forest, the young son stumbles across a radio audition day and decides to try his luck. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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Fou de jazz  »

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Goofs

In one shot in the radio station (when the accordion player is there), the sign on the desk is misspelled: it says "Jack Bunny and his amatuer hour". Although, in the other shots, the error is corrected. See more »

Quotes

Owl Jolson: I love to singa / About the moon-a and the June-a and the spring-a / I love to singa / About a sky of blue-a or a tea for two-a / Anything with a swinga to an I love you-a / I love to, I love to sing.
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Soundtracks

Träumerei
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Music by Robert Schumann
Played on violin by second Owl Hatchling
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Very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very cute.
9 July 2008 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

This is probably the cutest little short I have ever watched - the main star of this Tex Avery episode, a little owl called Owl Jolson (spoof on Al Jolson) is probably the cutest animated character I have seen - apart from WALL.E, perhaps. This is what makes this short so memorable. The singing from Owl Jolson and the rest of the music in this short is very good, another thing that makes this short worth watching.

This animated short starts with two owl parents, the mother sitting on eggs and the father pacing around the nest wearing the carpet out. Finally, the four eggs hatch. Out of the first one comes an beautiful opera singing owl chick, whom his parents adore. Out the second egg comes a very good violin playing owl chick, whom his parents also adore. Out of the third egg hatches a melodious flute playing owl chick. His parents adore him as well. Out of the forth egg - comes the parents' horror, an owl chick who sings jazz! His father does not understand him and ends up throwing the poor chick out...

I recommend this beautiful, entertaining, quite funny and VERY cute short to anyone who has enjoyed Looney Tunes and to anyone who likes music, including jazz. Enjoy "I Love to Singa"! :-)


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