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Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941)

Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Family | 5 December 1941 (USA)
The happy tranquility of Buggsville is shattered when the populace learns that a colossal skyscraper is to be built over their tiny town.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kenny Gardner ...
Dick (voice)
Gwen Williams ...
Mary (voice)
Jack Mercer ...
Mr. Bumble / Swat (voice)
Tedd Pierce ...
C. Bagley Beetle (voice) (as Ted Pierce)
Carl Meyer ...
Smack (voice)
Stan Freed ...
Hoppity (voice)
Pauline Loth ...
Honey (voice)
The Four Marshals ...
Chorus Interpretations (voice)
The Royal Guards ...
Chorus Interpretations (voice)
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Storyline

In a vacant corner lot off Broadway (by about a yard) is a place called the Lowlands by the tiny community that lives there. Bugs and insects are neighbors and hang out at the Honey Shop of old Mr. Bumble the bee and his daughter Honey. Hoppity the grasshopper arrives to be with Honey, his sweetie. This bugs the crooked C. Bagley Beetle, so do his bunglers Smack the Mosquito and Swat the Fly. The Beetle wants Honey and the Lowlands for himself. But the Human Ones, with their littering and carelessness, pose a threat of destruction to every Lowland home of bug and beetle alike. Despite the doomsaying of Mr. Creeper, the snail, Hoppity finds hope of a new home behind the house of two Human Ones: Mary, who cares for a beautiful garden; and Dick, a struggling songwriter who puts his own hope on a Broadway hit to save his home. Written by CPL Rixter

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Taglines:

SONGS that'' lead the Hit Parade...LAUGHS that'll tickle even the staid...LOVE that'll thrill...and FUN that'll fill Your heart with a memory that never will fade. (original poster) See more »


Certificate:

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Release Date:

5 December 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bugville  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ted (Tedd) Pierce was loaned to Fleischer Studios from Warner Bros. where he was a writer for Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. Pierce also lent his unique bass voice to several Warner's cartoons as well, rather unique in that business. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Creeper: It's no use to go, and don't forget I told you so!
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Soundtracks

We're the Couple in the Castle
(1941)
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyric by Frank Loesser
Played in the score during the opening credits and often in the film
Sung by Kenny Gardner (uncredited) several times
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I will never forget Mr. Bug goes To Town !!
8 July 2002 | by (Reno, Nevada) – See all my reviews

Hello again, I have been thinking about this movie all my life. I saw it when I was 5 years old in Los Angeles, California in 1942. What a wonderful story of being good to one another, kindness, and charity. You forget it is the bugs relating to one another. It was just as if they were people. I love this movie and so do my adult children. Such beautiful color in this movie.I need to see this movie again. There is a story about an envelope in the movie, that I just can't remember the "why" of it.

Thanks for listening.


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