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Toy Town Hall (1936)

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A child would rather listen to the radio than go to bed, but mother insists. He sleeps, but at midnight, his toys come alive and put on a show for him (much of it recycled, though often ... See full summary »

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A child would rather listen to the radio than go to bed, but mother insists. He sleeps, but at midnight, his toys come alive and put on a show for him (much of it recycled, though often with different backgrounds, from earlier cartoons). Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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This film short is included as a bonus on the Warner DVD of Shall We Dance (1937). See more »

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Edited from Billboard Frolics (1935) See more »

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Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4
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aka "Brahms' Lullaby"
Music by Johannes Brahms
Played when the boy is put to bed
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Another insipid 30s cartoon...
18 June 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I agree with Lee Eisenberg's review. The Warner cartoons before about 1941 were, all in all, not especially good or inspired. When they finally discovered zaniness and great characters, they made the best cartoon shorts...period. But, as this is from 1936, it's in the dull old days for Looney Tunes. The artwork is good compared to most other studios and it is in color. But, it's also a bit creepy--especially the jack-in-the-box. There's also A LOT of singing--such that I assume kids would have been bored to death by this. It's really hard to believe that the same decade that brought us the great Hal Roach comedy shorts also brought a lot of horrid cartoons. Aside from Disney, they just don't hold up well to cartoons made just a decade later. Give me a Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny or Tom & Jerry any time. However, despite disliking it a lot, I must give it a 4 because compared to non-Disney cartoons, it's actually better than average! Yikes!


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