After Little Audrey is forbidden to eat candy, she gets the sweet-tooth version of delirium tremens. Suddenly, she's in a Candy Horror Land with cruel suckers and evil candy canes.



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Uncredited cast:
Little Audrey (voice) (uncredited)
Amanda Randolph ...
Petunia (voice) (uncredited)


The housekeeper does her best to get nourishing food into Little Audrey, but the only thing Audrey wants is candy. And she wants lots of it. The housekeeper banishes Audrey to her room, but the cunning girl has sweets hidden in bags that hang outside her bedroom window. The angry servant finds every last piece of candy in the room and takes it away. Soon, Audrey has candy withdrawal and even gets the sweet-tooth version of delirium tremens. A nightmare sends her to a Candy Horror Land where evil candy canes and sinister licorice drops force-feed her all the candy she doesn't want. Written by J. Spurlin

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6 July 1948 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)


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Did You Know?


Little Audrey makes her third appearance in this film, which is the debut of her series. She first appeared in Santa's Surprise (1947). Her second appearance was a cameo in Olive Oyl for President (1948). See more »


[first lines]
Little Audrey: Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, I shall take this here one.
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Spoofs The Lost Weekend (1945) See more »


The Tummy-Ache Blues
Music by Winston Sharples
Lyrics by Buddy Kaye
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16 January 2003 | by (Buffalo, NY) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this cartoon as far back as when I was 7. Even then, I found this to be very funny, and an inventive way of showing what happens when you don't keep up with your nutrition.

Little Audrey just wants to eat candy, instead of the lunch a black maid (never mind the racial stereotype) had prepared for her. Even when she's forced to eat her lunch, she's caught feeding it to her dog, Pal, while continuing to eat candy. Audrey is then sent to her room, where the black maid confiscates the rest of her candy. Desperate, Audrey ransacks her own room to find even the smallest trace of sweet meat. Before long, she begins hallucinating, which sends her to Candyland. There, she stuffs herself with candy (accompanied by several great puns), up until she gets sick. The climax (which I still laugh about just thinking about it) is when the candies start springing to life, and scaring the hell outta poor Audrey, all making up a classic "tummy-ache blues" scene. After getting trapped in fudge (which provides an emotional feel to the situation), Audrey is force-fed candy, then realizes that it was all a dream (sigh). The black maid tries to be nice and give her more candy, but Audrey has learned her lesson, and gives all the sweet meat to her dog, Pal, while enjoying her lunch.

This cartoon was made by Famous Studios Productions, under the supervision of Seymour Knietel. One of the several cartoon characters placed under the Noveltoon banner, Little Audrey would eventually become a Harveytoon character. This particular cartoon, "Butterscotch and Soda", really did deserve some recognition. But I find it surprising that even during their long span of making cartoons (1942-1967), Famous Studios earned NO friggin' awards or honors for all the hard work they put into making cartoons! It was often ignored by some of the bigger toon studios (like Disney, Warner Bros., MGM, Lantz, UPA, etc.), and it sucks that FS didn't get anything at all (not even one lousy nomination).

I wish I could see this again. They're not shown on TV anymore, and finding it on video (mostly public domain) is like some stupid Easter egg hunt. "Butterscotch and Soda" might be Little Audrey's best cartoon ever (out of the total 16, 7 of which I actually saw as of this composition), and it would be wonderful if everyone can see these lost gems.

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