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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 »
Laugh, Clown, LaughSee more »


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Really does light up in a fantastic way, 19 July 2013
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Not the most original of Fritz Freleng's cartoons, with a concept that later cartoons would explore later and perhaps at times to slightly funnier effect. But that doesn't take away from that Lights Fantastic is thoroughly entertaining and a delight to watch. The animation is lush and fluid, with great care evidently taken with the details and drawing, and the shots of Times Square are positively glitzy. The music is catchy, wonderfully orchestrated and full of energy, it has a remarkable ability to synchronise as well as it does with the action(like the best of WB/Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies) and also to add to it. Lights Fantastic is never less than amusing, at its best it's hilarious and has Freleng's style all over it. The play on words are snappy and smart and the eye test gag is really funny and inspired stuff. The pacing is crisp, never feeling dull, the characters are eccentric and fun and Mel Blanc's vocal characterisations are dead-on, bringing so much life and distinction to each character he played(in Lights Fantastic and every WB/Merrie Melodies/Looney Tunes he did). All in all, not quite classic but lights up in a fantastic way. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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