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Director:
Writer:
Dave Monahan (story)
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Release Date:
23 May 1942 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A tour of the bright lights of New York City, where the various advertising signs come to life. | Add synopsis »
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The once and future Times Square See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (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

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

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Movie Connections:
References Caught in the Draft (1941)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Latin QuarterSee more »

FAQ

Which series is this from: Merrie Melodies or Looney Tunes?
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The once and future Times Square, 7 May 2008
Author: max von meyerling from New York

A weirdie. There are no characters in this cartoon, neither "humans" or funny animals. Its all sight gags and bad puns based on the Times Square billboards known as "spectaculars". The cartoon begins and ends with a "real life" shot of Times Square, red neon predominant. As another comment points out this was not an original idea in as much as it had been recycled from an earlier cartoon. However there might have been a powerful feeling of nostalgia behind this particular cartoon. The WW2 blackout turned off the juice to the Times Square spectaculars (the glow from the lights of big east coast cities was the perfect background for u boats to use to sunk allied shipping). Times Square was "dark". Seeing Times square as it once was and, it was hoped, would be after the war was won, was uppermost in movie audiences minds.

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