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The Soup Song (1931)

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Flip the Frog is a café employee who performs with the band, makes soup and delivers food to patrons.


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In a café, a band plays while Flip acts as conductor. Flip joins the group in singing a song, then a group of female cats come out and do a dance. Flip heads back to the kitchen to make soup for an important dinner guest. The boss gets angry when Flip stops to dance with one of the cats on his way to deliver the soup. When Flip finally delivers the soup, the guest of honor is satisfied and slurps his soup tunefully. Written by Melissa

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31 January 1931 (USA)  »

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Soup's On At Flip's Cafe
30 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The title refers to something that happens in the last minute of this cartoon, in Flip's Cafe. A customer is making noise slurping his soup so Flip puts music to his slurping. It's not well-received as the rest of the customers throw food at them!

This early animated effort gets off to a rousing start with some foot-tapping swing-type music in which we see the chimney of the building swaying to the music and fireflies acting as a neon sign, advertising "CAFE." That was pretty clever.

Inside, we get a some sight gags of how Flip runs the restaurant, some of the entertainment at the café - a hot female cat who flirts with Flip - and a whole bunch of music. There is no dialog. Overall, it's very dated but decent entertainment. The first segment of this cartoon was the best.

This was the second cartoon in a series of fourteen old ones on a DVD called "Cartoons That Time Forget: The UB Iwerks Collection Vol. 1."

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