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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:
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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

Spoofs The Jazz Singer (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

Träumerei
(uncredited)
Music by Robert Schumann
Played on violin by second Owl Hatchling
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There are little things in this world that stand out and this is one of them
14 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was and is one of the hippest cartoons I've ever seen. My dad, brother and I would laugh and sing along with Owl Jolson, mimicking the body moves. I think I was about 6 or 7 when I first saw this amazing takeoff on the Jazz Singer. It got me asking questions of my old man and resulted in my being hip on Jolson and his impact on show biz. Pretty heady stuff for a first grader. Thanx Tex Avery for getting a little kid to love jazz and get a little smarter in the process. This isn't just any cartoon. This is a little piece of heaven on earth. Anyone doubting Avery's genius (a word I use very sparingly) should check out this gem and show it to your kids. They can never be too young.


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