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I Love to Singa (1936)

Approved  |   |  Family, Animation, Short  |  18 July 1936 (USA)
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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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Cast

Uncredited cast:
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Father (voice) (uncredited)
Tommy Bond ...
Owl Jolson (voice) (uncredited)
Johnnie Davis ...
Owl Jolson (singing voice) (uncredited)
Joe Dougherty ...
Stuttering Bird (voice) (uncredited)
Bernice Hansen ...
Fat Chicken Singer (voice) (uncredited)
Martha Wentworth ...
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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18 July 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

Father: Enough is too much! Out of my house, you hotcha! You crooner! You falsetto! You jazz singer! You... you... you...
[Closes door; then opens it again]
Father: Phooey!
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Connections

References The Singing Kid (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
(uncredited)
Music by R. Melish
Lyrics by Ben Jonson
Sung by Tommy Bond
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28 December 2005 | by (Bisbee, Arizona, USA) – See all my reviews

I discovered this cartoon rather late in life, like at about 50. I had looked for it unsuccessfully based on a description a neighbor girl gave me when I was 23. She said it was the best cartoon in the universe and then did the "I Love to Singa" dance.

Thank God for the internet! It was one of my first real search efforts and I found it! At the time, it was viewable on the Warners Brothers site but I am not sure that's still the case. I now have it on a video taped from a Tex Avery marathon years ago.

There is nothing so sad in life that Owl Jolson can't make it a little better. Tex, if they have issued you a laptop in heaven, THANKS PAL! I love you!


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