A talent agent on an African safari discovers Nelly, a singing giraffe, and brings her to America to be a famous performer. But with fame comes loneliness, and Nelly longs for male ... See full summary »

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A talent agent on an African safari discovers Nelly, a singing giraffe, and brings her to America to be a famous performer. But with fame comes loneliness, and Nelly longs for male companionship. When her attentions to a male giraffe result in him leaving his family, Nelly becomes publically scorned as a "home-wrecker", and her fame is lost. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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One of the songs that Nelly sings is "The Flower of Gower Gulch," first sung by Porky Pig in the cartoon "Drip-a-Long Daffy." See more »

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"That's all Folks!" does not appear on end title card. The card reads "Merrie Melodies/A Warner Bros. Cartoon/A Vitaphone Release" on a plain black background. See more »

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References So Much for So Little (1949) See more »

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Aloha Oe
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Music by Queen Liliuokalani
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One of the musical cartoons that Warner Brothers usually did quite well and a very worthy effort
22 August 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

A nominee for an Oscar, this cartoon has excellent artwork, a great musical score and an entertaining premise to make it a most worthy effort indeed. A very cute cartoon that uses artwork to provide a counterpoint to the premise on occasion. The music alone would make it worth watching this one. Some of the jokes are rather dated, but it's still a very well done cartoon. Recommended.


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