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Release Date:
23 May 1942 (USA) See more »
A tour of the bright lights of New York City, where the various advertising signs come to life. | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)

Mel Blanc ... Eye Test Announcer / Singing Clown / Bus Driver / Man With Cold (voice) (uncredited)
The Mellomen ... Vocalists (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Friz Freleng  (as I. Freleng)
Writing credits
Dave Monahan (story) (as Sgt. Dave Monahan)

Produced by
Leon Schlesinger .... producer
Original Music by
Carl W. Stalling (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Treg Brown (uncredited)
Sound Department
Treg Brown .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
A.C. Gamer .... effects animator (uncredited)
Animation Department
Gil Turner .... animator
Lou Appet .... animator (uncredited)
Richard Bickenbach .... animator (uncredited)
Ken Champin .... animator (uncredited)
Gerry Chiniquy .... animator (uncredited)
Cal Dalton .... animator (uncredited)
Owen Fitzgerald .... layout artist (uncredited)
Paul Julian .... background artist (uncredited)
Manuel Perez .... animator (uncredited)
Music Department
Carl W. Stalling .... musical director
Milt Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
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Additional Details

6 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Approved (PCA #7478)

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Movie Connections:
Edited into A Hare Grows in Manhattan (1947)See more »
The Latin QuarterSee more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Very outstanding and memorable, 24 February 2008
Author: petersgrgm from United States

I was extremely amused by Lights Fantastic. Some of the plays on words were quite hilarious, like the Face and Sunburn Coffee (with the coffee cans doing the can-can), take-off on Chase and Sanborn. So was the typewriter sign used to advertise an upcoming movie, called Understood Typewriters (play on Underwood), which typed first "It's Sensational", then "it's Colossal", then trying to type "It's Stupendous" but first typing "It's Stupa", crossing out the typo, trying again with "It's Stoop", crossing that off also. (I thought it was going to be "It's Stoopid"! THAT makes little sense as how can a movie that is sensational and colossal also be DUMB?). The last line was "It's Swell!" The cartoon ended with a Win-a-Car conga line, opened up with tapping of Stucco House Coffee (Play on Maxwell House), shaking by peanut and jangling of cow bell for Darnation Milk, and the boy-and-whale "Oliver Oil". The other signs were funny, too; though I have not seen this cartoon in years, I remember it ever so well.

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