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Skeleton Frolics (1937)

Ub Iwerks dusts off the skeletons from his early-Disney days and puts them to work at Columbia...in a graveyard replete with eerie owls and surrealistic bats, skeletons begin to rise from their graves and form a loosely-jointed band.




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In the middle of the night, a tiptoeing tree knocks on a gravestone and wakes up three skeletons. A yowling black cat frightens them. The skeletons retaliate by throwing their skulls at the animal and breaking it into several smaller cats. It's time for the skeletons to frolic. They form an orchestra and play music. They dance. But they don't always get along. One skeleton loses its skull and makes several efforts to steal another skull from his fellow. Another pair enjoys dancing together, but one of them can't seem to remain intact. At five AM, a crowing rooster alerts the skeletons to the hour. In a panic they all rush back into their graves. Written by J. Spurlin

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29 January 1937 (USA)  »

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Reissued in 2001 to run in tandem with The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001). See more »


Remake of The Skeleton Dance (1929) See more »

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Fun Classic - An Oldie But A Goodie
17 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I would love to own cartoon classics like this one - perfect for Halloween. During All Hallow's Eve is when I enjoy these cartoons the most but I love the for all times of the year.

This one is super cute, for adults as well as the children. It's short and fun. Watching it brings me back to my childhood years... a great feeling.

Sometimes you can find these classic cartoons online for viewing - but I don't know where to buy a collection of these spooky classics but I'd sure love to own them on DVD.


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