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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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(as Fred Avery)
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Cast

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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Also Known As:

Fou de jazz  »

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Goofs

At the radio station when the manager is handing out the trophy, the trophy shifts in the animation because something on the desk is in the way. 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

Referenced in Behind the Tunes: One Hit Wonders (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Nola
(uncredited)
Music by Felix Arndt
Played on the saxophone by the bird
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LMAO funny!
19 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is, quite possibly, my all time favorite cartoon. My friend Camille and I have been quoting it for years, just from memories of childhood. Not long ago, I ran across it on VEOH(much like you tube). It was great to see it again after 25 plus years. The title song RULES!! If you like the old cartoons, as I do, you will love this one. Also, I just learned that the voice of Owl Jolson was provided by Tommy Bond at the age of nine. Most would know him as Butch, the bully from the "Our Gang" series. The just of the episode is an owl born to sing jazz music, which drives his dad crazy, and his path to acceptance from his entire family. Do yourself a favor and give it a watch. You won't be disappointed.


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