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Jungle Jitters (1938)

Approved  |   |  Family, Animation, Short  |  19 February 1938 (USA)
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Starts out with a tribe of African cannibals imitating Native Americans. After this, they do the new Warner Bros. Looney Tunes theme "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down." Then a sloppy ... See full summary »

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Starts out with a tribe of African cannibals imitating Native Americans. After this, they do the new Warner Bros. Looney Tunes theme "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down." Then a sloppy stuttering salesman knocks on their doors, and they bring him in and put him in a pot of boiling water. The queen of the tribe wants to see the man. She falls in love with him. They get married, but when the salesman sees he has to kiss the bride, he decides he'd be better off being dinner for a tribe of hungry cannibals. Written by Steve Siegert <nsiegert@remc8.k12.mi.us>

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Clark Gable and Robert Taylor are caricatured when the queen imagines the salesman as being these two stars. See more »

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Preacher: I now sentence you t' be man and wife, kiss the bride, that'll be two dollahs, please.
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Rural Rhythm
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Music by Dick Sanford and Frank Weldon
Plays when the salesman tries to get through the doors
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Banned and forgettable
31 July 2006 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

Putting the 'banned' label on this will bring it attention it doesn't really deserve.

The main reason for the controversy was the depiction of south seas' blacks as cannibals. That was a regular occurrence in these cartoons.

The humor is so dated that I truly believe anyone who sees it today won't get most of the jokes. It may belong in a time capsule, but it's only place is in history.

Did anyone notice the native guard suddenly talking like a Chinaman? Typical 30's cartoon. Filled with spot gags so it never gets boring, but it never takes off either.

The final line is the best. If you can find it, see for yourself.


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