Cubby the Bear sneaks into the Roxy Opera House on it's opening night and ends up condicting an epic, animal-enacted version of Faust.




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The Roxy Theater is having its Grand Opening on Christmas Night (or else Santa Claus and his reindeer are just making a trial run), and Cubby can't get in as it's S.R.O, but he manages to sneak in and finds himself in the theater's Music Room, but not for long. He falls through a trapdoor (on the second floor) and is soon rising to the orchestra conductor's podium on the first floor and is even sooner conducting the orchestra in a presentation of Faust (but somebody is singing about Figaro). Lots of sight gags, voice-caricatures, racial stereotypes, and the usual allotment of risqué moments in a Pre-Code cartoon. Written by Les Adams <>

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10 February 1933 (USA)  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.37 : 1
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Cubby and the Opera
17 March 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Opening Night (1933)

** (out of 4)

It's opening night at RKO's Roxy Theatre where an opera is about to start. Cubby the Bear wants to see it but ends up having to sneak in where he accidentally ends up conducting.

OPENING NIGHT is a mainly forgotten animated short that really doesn't offer anything too special and will only be of interest to film buffs who enjoy watching cartoons that were at one time banned. There's really nothing too offensive to be seen here, although I guess some will notice the singer's cleavage. Outside of that this is a rather harmless film that has a few clever things in it. I enjoyed the opening visuals of Santa Claus. I also liked the factory line like way of showing people getting to their seats. Outside of that there's very little going on here.

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