A series of fractured fairy tales vignettes.

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Uncredited cast:
Sara Berner ...
Mother (voice) (uncredited)
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Prince / Tom Thumb / Giant / Goose / Baby / Grasshopper / Ant / Aladdin / Boy who cried Wolf / Dog (voice) (uncredited)
Frank Graham ...
Narrator / Wolf (voice) (uncredited)
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A collection of brief vignettes. Within the Book of Fairy Tales, we find much-loved stories like these: Sleeping Beauty (chewed out by Prince Charming for sleeping in), Tom Thumb, the Grasshopper and the Ant (the grasshopper can afford to be lazy because he has war bonds), the Boy Who Cried Wolf, Jack and the Beanstalk, the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing ("the fifth columnist of his day"), Aladdin and His Lamp, the Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs (only they're aluminum for the war effort), Old Mother Hubbard (but her cupboard isn't bare; she's a "food hoarder"!), and This Little Piggy. The Boy Who Cried Wolf gets his comeuppance. Written by David Steele

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1 August 1942 (USA)  »

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Merrie Melodies: Foney Fables  »

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Goofs

During "This Little Piggy" one of the baby's legs disappears momentarily. See more »

Connections

Featured in Behind the Tunes: Once Upon a Looney Tune (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Upidee
(1859) (uncredited)
Music by Henry G. Spaulding
Played at the beginning of the Boy Who Cried Wolf segment
Also played when the Boy and the Wolf laugh
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Abridged by Friz Freling
9 July 2004 | by (Rijswijk, ZH, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Fairy Short thoughts on each "chapter":

Chapter 1: Snow White. Gorgeously lit and not a jab at Disney too be found.

Chapter 2: Tom Thumb. Only the second vignette and already the narrator is breaking the forth wall.

Chapter 3: The grasshopper and the Ant. The ant sounds like Henery Hawk to me.

Chapter 4: The Boy who cried Wolf (part one). Each anthology needs a running gag, and this is it.

Chapter 5: Jack and the Bean stalk. Giant uses both his heads for the oldest and lamest gag in Warner history.

Chapter 6: The Wolf in Sheep's clothing. Tex Avery's wolf makes an appearance. Don't understand the slang in this one.

Chapter 7: Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp. See soundtrack listings.

Chapter 8: Return of the Boy who cried Wolf. Gotta love the way the lumberjack runs to the music. Still no punchline of course.

Chapter 9: The Goose that laid Golden eggs. Daffy dubbed the voice for the goose. Why Beethoven's fifth on the soundtrack?

Chapter 10: Old Mother Hubbart. Luckily we turn the page before it gets ugly.

Chapter 11: This little Piggy. Why all these nursery rhymes all of a sudden?

Chapter 12: Cinderella and her glass slipper. Cinders gets the shaft in order to wrap up the wolf-crying routine.

All finished. Now go to sleep


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