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The Penguin Parade (1938)

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An evening at a night club for penguins, (and a walrus or two). The stage show includes an appearance by a penguin incarnation of Bing Crosby, who sings a jazzy version of, "When my ... See full summary »

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An evening at a night club for penguins, (and a walrus or two). The stage show includes an appearance by a penguin incarnation of Bing Crosby, who sings a jazzy version of, "When my dreamboat comes home". The band's three singers do a scat version as well. This is followed by a full swing band instrumental of the song which works the band into a "Hot Jazz" frenzy, literaly melting some of the instruments. Written by Bob Forrester <bobforrest@aol.com>

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11 August 1938 (USA)  »

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La parade des pingouins  »

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Referenced in The Triplets of Belleville (2003) See more »

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The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
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Written by Dave Franklin and Cliff Friend
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One of my favorite Tex Avery shorts.
12 November 2002 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite Tex Avery cartoons. It's Tex in full stride and typical of his Warner Brothers work. It even has Tex doing voice work (appropriately, because he was a big man) as a walrus. There are celebrity caricatures sprinkled here and there, but the music is what sets this apart. Just a bit of trivia: Warner's caricatured many famous stars, most of whom didn't seem to mind terribly, at least not out loud. But Bing Crosby did mind and once apparently talked of suing. I doubt he would have. Likely, he would have lost and he would have come off looking more than a bit foolish. Great cartoon and a very rapid-fire, almost manic delivery. The closing line is a scream! Most definitely worth tracking down and watching. Most recommended, particularly for anyone who likes Avery or swing/jazz (and we do mean you!).


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