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All's Fair at the Fair (1938)

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The World's Fair, as imagined by the Max Fleischer animation studio.


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Uncredited cast:
Margie Hines ...
Mirandy (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ...
Elmer (voice) (uncredited)


The World's Fair, as imagined by the Max Fleischer animation studio.

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Animation | Short





Release Date:

26 August 1938 (USA)  »

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Zum Besten stehts beim Besten  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The 'World's Fair' Was A Very Big Deal Back Then
22 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A "World's Fair" was a big deal for many years back in the old days. I haven't heard much about them in years but, trust me, they were big, big events in the United States Many times they featured what they thought the world would look like in the future including some wild inventive machines.

Oh, man, some of the material here still looks great, even 70 years later. These art deco designs, futuristic-looking cities and inventions are still very cool to watch. This cartoon is unknown gem and I'm fortunate to have this as part of a cheap DVD package that was a tremendous bargain ($5 at Wal-Mart for "150 Cartoon Classics").

This must have really impressed theater audiences back in 1938 and having it color didn't hurt, either. Having veteran Dave Fleisher director and voice-artist Jack Mercer also gives you an idea of the caliber of this animated short.

We go along with "Elmer and Mirandy," a married country-ish couple, as they tour the Fair. I particularly enjoyed the sardine trains; the sweater-making machine; the mud pack, and some of the expressions of the day ("Oh, you kid," etc.)

Overall, not super funny but cute and a nostalgic look at the past.

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