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A Car-Tune Portrait (1937)

Approved | | Animation, Short | 26 June 1937 (USA)
A symphony composer lion is determined to show the audience that cartoon characters can be more than just silly and childish by having cartoons play a symphony orchestra. Things quickly ... See full summary »

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Lion (voice) (uncredited)
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A symphony composer lion is determined to show the audience that cartoon characters can be more than just silly and childish by having cartoons play a symphony orchestra. Things quickly fall apart as the true nature of cartoons comes out anyways. Written by Quantom X

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26 June 1937 (USA)  »

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Animal Orchestra  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Lion: [Lion walks out on stage and addresses the audience] Greetings, my good friends. You all, undoubtedly, have been under the delusion... or shall I say, misapprehension. That we of the cartoon animal kingdom, are lacking in the finer sensibilities. Now to disprove this we shall ask you to forget our formal pranks and playfulness. We ask you in the name of dignity, and art... to put yourselves in a receptive frame of mind. And not to expect of us... the foolery, and clowning you generally associate...
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Minuet in G
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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Musical craziness
18 December 1999 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Maestro Lion conducts the other cartoon animals in The Hungarian Rhapsody, with Spike-Jones-meets-Fantasia results. Predates "Fantasia" (1940), Disney's similar "Symphony Hour" (1942), and even Spike Jones first recordings (1941).


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