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Book Revue (1946)

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The ultimate Warner Brothers "books come to life" cartoon. Parodies and caricatures of Harry James, Frank Sinatra, 'Benny Goodman', Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, 'Jimmy Durante' and, in a wild ... See full summary »

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Bobby-Soxer / Lady on 'Freckles' Cover / Screams (voice) (uncredited)
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Elizabeth of York / Swooning Girls (voice) (uncredited)
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Daffy Duck / Big Bad Wolf / Cop / Cuckoo / Sailor / Henry VIII / Mice (voice) (uncredited)
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The ultimate Warner Brothers "books come to life" cartoon. Parodies and caricatures of Harry James, Frank Sinatra, 'Benny Goodman', Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, 'Jimmy Durante' and, in a wild take-off on Danny Kaye, Daffy launches into a Russian-accented version of "Carolina in the Morning," then scat-sings his way through the tale of "Red Riding Hood" with Margaret O'Brien as Red. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Trivia

Daffy Duck's impersonation is based on Danny Kaye. See more »

Goofs

As Daffy and Little Red Riding Hood are dancing at the end, the dancers in the background suddenly disappear. See more »

Quotes

the sea wolf: Howwwwwwwwwwwwwold is she?
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Referenced in Animaniacs: Video Review/When Mice Ruled the Earth (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Sextet
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from "Lucia di Lammermoor"
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Lyrics by Salvatore Cammarano
Sung with substitute lyrics by the wolf
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Even better than "Have You Got Any Castles"?
18 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love both Have You Got Any Castles? and Book Revue, both are very colourful and clever literary takes, but if I had a preference I have to go with Book Revue. The animation here is wonderful, very colourful and vibrant, and the music is superb, especially liked the use of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata at the beginning. The singing is top notch, and the references are recognisable and a delight to watch. And the main reason why I prefer Book Revue is because of Daffy Duck, he is absolutely hilarious, whether this is his best cartoon overall is up for debate as there are so many exceptional ones, but this is for me one of his funnier performances. Out of the supporting characters, the rapacious Big Bad Wolf is my favourite. The cartoon moves really quickly, the humour is spot on and Sara Berner and Mel Blanc's voice work is outstanding. Overall, superb cartoon and although I loved Have You Got Any Castles, I prefer this one but only marginally, probably the fact that Daffy's in it is to do with it. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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