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Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938)

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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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Dave Barry ...
Sara Berner ...
The Four Blackbirds ...
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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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23 December 1938 (USA)  »

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Mamma gås i Hollywood  »

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Aside from his debut in The Wise Little Hen (1934), this is the only appearance of Donald Duck in a Silly Symphony cartoon. See more »

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[in "Simple Simon", Oliver Hardy as the pieman throws a pie at Stan Laurel as Simple Simon, but misses; the pie goes flying past]
Katharine Hepburn as Little Bo Peep: I've lost my sheep.
[the pie hits her in the face, covering her face black]
Katharine Hepburn as Little Bo Peep: [imitating an African-American woman] Is any o' you old folks seen my sheep anywhere?
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Another Disney entrant in the "celebrity caricature" style of cartoon
13 February 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

Back in the 1930s and 1940s, various animation departments (chief among them being Warner Brothers) made cartoons that used caricatures of well-known celebrities (movies stars, principally) as characters. This is the best of Disney's efforts and was nominated for an Oscar. The main problem with this cartoon is that, unless you not only remember your nursey rhymes, but are reasonaby up on movie stars and movies of the 1930s, you miss quite a bit of the humor. Still holds up reasonably well after more than 60 years. Recommended to any movie buffs and/or someone reading Mother Goose for whatever reason.


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