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25 February 1939 (USA) See more »
Count Screwloose and J.R. the Wonder Dog are promoting a $10,000 swing contest. They plan to skip town with the entry fees... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Jitterbug Follies is another funny Milt Gross cartoon from MGM See more (3 total) »


  (in alphabetical order)

Mel Blanc ... Count Screwloose (voice) (uncredited)
Georgia Stark ... Contestant (voice) (uncredited)
Dave Weber ... Tough Guy (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Milt Gross 
Produced by
Fred Quimby .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Scott Bradley (uncredited)
Bert Lewis (uncredited)
Animation Department
Emery Hawkins .... animator (uncredited)
Bill Littlejohn .... animator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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9 min
Black and White (Sepiatone)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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This film short is available as an extra in the Warner DVD of At the Circus (1939).See more »
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Jitterbug Follies is another funny Milt Gross cartoon from MGM, 5 July 2007
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

Jitterbug Follies is one of only two MGM cartoons to star comic strip characters Count Screwloose and J.R. the Wonder Dog as directed by their creator, Milt Gross. The other one was Wanted: No Master. In this one Screwloose and J.R. try to bilk some money out of a bogus talent contest but are forced by a couple of thugs for "Citizens for Fair Play" to put one on. So we see a hippo singing opera, Mother Goose singing big band as she strips to reveal a young woman with a short-skirted dress, an ostrich "fan dancing", and a couple of penguins who keep going on stage attempting to sing despite constantly getting thrown out. Those gags make this one of the most creative cartoons for MGM before Tex Avery and Tom and Jerry put the studio on the animation map. Too bad Gross didn't make any more films after this one. You can see both this and Wanted: No Master on YouTube.

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