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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)
Richard Bickenbach ...
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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

When the original title sequence was lost and replaced with the standard "Blue Ribbon" substitute title card, the title was spelled "Book Review", spoiling the pun. The original has since been found and restored on the "Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Vol. 2" DVD box set. See more »

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

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Daffy Duck: Swing music. Jazz. Phooey! Ah, bublichas, how difference in my native willage. Soft music, wiolins, the happy peoples sitting on their balalaikas, playing their samovars. And then, there was Cucaracha. Ah, Cucaracha: so round, so firm, so fully packed, and so easy on the draw. They would sink to me a little gypsy love song, like this. Listen. CUCARA-CHA! Cucaracha, cucaracha - hoo hoo hoo hoo! Cucaracha, cucaracha - hoohoohoohoo!
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References Freckles (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2
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aka "Moonlight Sonata"
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played during the opening scene
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So great, so clever...and to think that I didn't get it as a youngster.
15 September 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Part of the reason that the Looney Tunes cartoons were so great is that they exposed children to high culture. "Book Revue" is one of the many cartoons that does this. Featuring a book store where the literature does impersonations of Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, and others, they go all out here.

One thing that I have to admit is that when I was six years old, I didn't get the references; I mean, how many six-year-old children can identify William Shakespeare or Dante's "Inferno"? I also didn't know that Daffy Duck was doing a skit based on Danny Kaye.

But even if you don't get all the jokes, it's still a hoot just for what they show. You're sure to love it.


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