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Release Date:
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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  (in alphabetical order)

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

Directed by
Milt Gross 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tex Avery  consultant (uncredited)

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)
Jack Zander .... animator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

9 min
Black and White (Sepiatone)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Dancing fools, 8 October 2001
Author: martin63 from USA

Milt Gross is one of the unjustly forgotten comic strip artists. He created Count Screwloose of Tooloose in 1929, and in the late thirties brought the character to MGM studios to build an animated series around him. Due to disagreements with producer Fred Quimby, the series only lasted for two films, but the two that were made are a stitch! In "Jitterbug Follies", the Count and his "Wonder Dog" rig a crooked dance contest under the threatening gaze of the Citizens Fair Play Committee, which comes across more like a gang of mobsters. Even process of elimination doesn't make it much easier to find a sympathetic figure in the bunch, but the film manages to hold your interest by being so doggoned funny. Add to that two of the strangest looking penguins even to be captured on celluloid.

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