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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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Attractive and occasionally amusing but not fantastic See more (8 total) »

Cast

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Mel Blanc ... Eye Test Announcer / Singing Clown / Bus Driver / Man With Cold (voice) (uncredited)
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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 »
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Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #7478)

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Movie Connections:
References Caught in the Draft (1941)See more »
Soundtrack:
Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410 (Voices of Spring)See more »

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Which series is this from: Merrie Melodies or Looney Tunes?
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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Attractive and occasionally amusing but not fantastic, 22 April 2009
Author: (andrew-goulding1@hotmail.co.uk) from Lincoln, England

Friz Freleng's 'Lights Fantastic' is one of the more unusual cartoons in the things-coming-to-life subgenre. Set in Times Square, 'Lights Fantastic' turns the neon advertising billboards into a series of spot-gags, some funnier than others. As is usually the case with such cartoons, many of the gags are dated and beyond the comprehension of modern audiences when once they would have brought the house down. This was often compensated for by the development of some sort of plot but 'Lights Fantastic' sticks to spot gags all the way through, simply ending when it runs out of time. The animation is certainly attractive and there are a few bits that still raise a chuckle (the eye test skit is particularly amusing) but overall 'Lights Fantastic' is little more than an interesting product of its time. While it's never boring, neither does it ever really light up or come to life!

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