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A Symposium on Popular Songs (1962)

Passed  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  19 December 1962 (USA)
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Professor Ludwig von Drake plays a variety of popular music, all of which he wrote. First, ragtime: the Rutabaga Rag, with vegetables dancing in stop-motion. Next, the Charleston, with ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Frees ...
Gloria Wood ...
The Andrews Sisters singing The Boogie Woogie Bakery Man / Helen Kane (voice)
Billy Storm ...
Man Singing Puppy Love Is Here to Stay (voice)
Skip Farrell ...
Bing Crosby (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray Bauduc ...
Musician-Percussion
Danny Best ...
Musician-Trumpet and Cornet
Nick Fatool ...
Musician-Percussion
Justin Gordon ...
Musician-Tenor Sax
Manny Klein ...
Musician-Trumpet
Abe Lincoln ...
Musician-Trombone
Matty Matlock ...
Musician-Clarinet
Eddie Miller ...
Musician-Tenor Sax
Miff Mole ...
Musician-Trombone
Allan Reuss ...
Musician-Banjo and Guitar
Willie Schwartz ...
Musician-Tenor Sax
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Professor Ludwig von Drake plays a variety of popular music, all of which he wrote. First, ragtime: the Rutabaga Rag, with vegetables dancing in stop-motion. Next, the Charleston, with cut-out animation of a singer and dancers. Dixieland and more cut-out animation; the crooner/love ballad; 50's doo-wop; and finally, rockabilly. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Sixty Years of Syncopation...FROM "RAGTIME" TO THE "BIG BEAT" (original one-sheet poster) See more »


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19 December 1962 (USA)  »

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Symposium de chants populaires  »

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The singers caricatured in this short are: Helen Kane (1920s jazz), Al Jolson (1930s jazz), Bing Crosby (romantic ballad), The Andrews Sisters (boogie woogie), and Paul Anka (rock 'n' roll). See more »

Quotes

Ludwig Von Drake: Around the turn of the century, I was a starving musician, and I was down to my last rutabaga. And anybody knows what that means: I was dressed in rags all the time.
[sobs]
Ludwig Von Drake: Even my clothes was in rags. And I said to myself, "That's it! I will call my new syncopation... ragtime!"
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Soundtracks

Although I Dropped a Hundred Thousand in the Market, Baby (I Found a Million Dollars in Your Smile)
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by Paul Frees
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10 for I'm Blue For You and The Boogie Woogie Bakery Man, 8 for Rock Rumble and Roar, 6 for Although I Dropped a Hundred Thousand in the Market, Baby (I Fo
4 January 2015 | by (Fayetteville, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

The way I first heard of this cartoon is that I used to have a Disney Sing Along VHS that contained the song "I'm Blue for You (Boo Boo Boo Boo Boo)" which represented legendary Bing Crosby's signature style of singing called crooning, in which the repetition of the "Boo Boo Boo Boo Boo" and the over-rhyming of the word "heart" were very common. I love that song a lot along with "The Boogie Woogie Bakery Man" which is a parody of the Boogie Woogie style The Andrews Sisters performed and I really like The Andrews Sisters. However, there was probably one song in this short I liked less and that one was "Although I Dropped a Hundred Thousand in the Market, Baby (I Found a Million Dollars in Your Smile)." To be honest, I don't know why I didn't love that song, but it was kind of boring. At the end, there is a Rock-and-roll style song called "Rock, Rumble and Roar" which takes us back to each of the previous songs we heard in the short which I think is neat. All in all, this is a pretty good short and Ludwig von Drake was very funny and yet taught us a lot.


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