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Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Family, Animation  |  23 December 1938 (USA)
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Various Mother Goose rhymes are portrayed by Hollywood stars for example, Old King Cole's fiddlers three are the Marx Brothers, and Humpty Dumpty is W.C. Fields, who falls while tormenting ... See full summary »

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Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
Danny Webb ...
Fats Waller / Stepin Fetchit (voice) (uncredited)
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Various Mother Goose rhymes are portrayed by Hollywood stars for example, Old King Cole's fiddlers three are the Marx Brothers, and Humpty Dumpty is W.C. Fields, who falls while tormenting Charlie McCarthy; Simple Simon and the Pieman are Laurel and Hardy. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Mamma gås i Hollywood  »

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The opening shot of the cartoon displays what looks like the MGM logo, except with a goose in place of Leo the Lion (but the goose actually roars like a lion). On the ring surrounding the goose, there is a message that reads, "Ertsnay to ouyay". This is Pig Latin for "Nerts to you", a then-mild way of saying "Nuts to you". See more »

Quotes

Hugh Herbert as Old King Cole: My bowl, my bowl! Oh, yes, of course. Y-yes, my bowl.
Joe Penner: You wanna buy a duck? Hee-hyuk, hee-hyuk, hee-hyuk!
Donald Duck: [in bowl] You wanna buy a duck? Ha, ha, ha, ha!
Hugh Herbert as Old King Cole: Hoo-hoo!
[Closes lid]
Donald Duck: Hey, what's the big idea? Let me outta here!
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Would've been funnier in 38
10 March 1999 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

This Disney animated short puts Hollywood stars of the 1930's into roles from Mother Goose stories. For example W.C. Fields is Humpty Dumpty and the Marx Brothers are the fidlers three. I'm sure much of this film's humor depended on a knowledge of the stars of the day. Today it's just not as amusing. Still, the animation is wonderful. Donald Duck does make a cameo appearance. The version Disney shows on TV has obviously had pieces edited.


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