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Malibu Beach Party (1940)

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Jack Bunny (a spoof of Jack Benny) invites Hollywood celebrities to his Malibu house for a party.


(as I. Freleng)


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Uncredited cast:
Dave Barry ...
Ned Sparks (voice) (uncredited)
Winchester / Crab (voice) (uncredited)
Gloria Curran ...
Deanna Durbin (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Lescoulie ...
Jack Bunny (voice) (uncredited)


Jack Bunny (a spoof of Jack Benny) invites Hollywood celebrities to his Malibu house for a party.

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14 September 1940 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
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the party that Jack built
19 March 2010 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

While Friz Freleng's "Malibu Beach Party" does contain racial stereotypes, it's pretty funny otherwise. It depicts a party held at the Malibu home of Jack Bunny (an obvious parody of radio star Jack Benny), attended by the top stars of the era. An example of a gag is that Greta Garbo (or her caricature) uses her over-sized feet as a surfboard.

This was not the first time that a Jack Benny caricature had appeared in a Warner Bros. cartoon. "I Love to Singa" portrayed a rabbit - no relation to Bugs Bunny - named Jack Bunny, hosting a talent show. But probably the most famous animated version of Benny is "The Mouse that Jack Built". That one casts the characters from "The Jack Benny Show" as mice, and they all provided their own voices.

So anyway, this one isn't great, but it's still worth seeing.

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