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Somewhere in Dreamland (1936)

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In their dreams, two poor and hungry tots enter a fantasy kingdom where there are more sweets than they can eat. But when they wake...


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Uncredited cast:
Olive Oyl / Little Boy / Little Girl (voice) (uncredited)


A young brother and sister bring home firewood to their poor mother. She gives them pieces of dried bread for supper and sends them to bed. The children dream of a land filled with ice cream cones, popcorn fields, and a chocolate syrup river. They wake up to a feast supplied by three of the merchants they passed on their way home the night before. Written by David Glagovsky <>

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Release Date:

17 January 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Irgendwo im Traumland  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Good Holiday Charm
30 November 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Somewhere in Dreamland (1936)

*** (out of 4)

Animated short from Dave Fleischer has two poor children crossing in front of a bakery where they see all sorts of great food. They then have to walk home where their mother (voice of Mae Questel) has just hard bread for them to eat. That night they go to bed hungry but dream about a place where there's all sorts of food. I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed this film as at first I wasn't sure much was going to happen. I thought the storytelling was extremely good and I liked all the little points that Fleischer is able to get across without being preachy or having it in your face. I also thought the title song was quite catchy and done in a very good way. As you'd expect, the animated is quite good from start to finish and I really liked the Dreamland sequence because, well, it really did seem like a real dream. I won't reveal the twist at the end but it's quite charming and makes it easy to see why this short has turned up on many Holiday collections.

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