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The Lost Dream (1949)

Little Audrey helps a lost dream find his way back to Dream Land.



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Uncredited cast:
Jackson Beck ...
Sandman / Devil (laughing) (voice) (uncredited)
Little Audrey (voice) (uncredited)
Amanda Randolph ...
Petunia (voice) (uncredited)


Petunia the housekeeper warns Little Audrey not to read by moonlight. Doing so causes bad dreams. Audrey doesn't believe it. When she goes to sleep, she has a dream about a land of candy. Nothing bad about that. The dream suddenly personifies, becoming a little boy who identifies himself as a lost dream. He's lost because he missed the dream boat, which takes all the dreams back to Dream Land. Audrey offers to help him find his way home. In no time, they're in Dream Land, where Audrey meets its ruler, the Sandman. The Sandman agrees to allow the little dream-boy to show Audrey around. But he warns him against going near the Black Door. The dream-boy listens, but Audrey is far too curious to keep clear of it. Written by J. Spurlin

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18 March 1949 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)


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Though the cartoon was released in 1949, the U.M.&M. print carries a 1948 copyright. See more »


[first lines]
Petunia: Little Audrey, is you fast asleep, child?
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Brahms' Lullaby
Johannes Brahms
Incidental music
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Nice-Looking 'Audrey' Cartoon
12 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

After watching this for the first minutes I was thinking, "Boy, if this was a 'restored' cartoon, it would fantastic." That's because the artwork is excellent at times and must have awed audiences back in 1949.

This is a "Little Audrey" cartoon. The story is so-so, a typical story in which a kid does what adults tell him not to do, and then pays for it. Here, Little Audrey is warned about a couple of things but, of course, does them. One leads to a bad dream and the other leads to a specific event inside the dream.

Overall, it has the feel of a little kid's cartoon but adults can get something out of it, too. We get a tour of dreams from "cat naps" to "pipe dreams" to the ideal dreams of boys and girls. (The ideal dream for the latter was walking out of school and having all the boys look at you and go "Hubba, hubba!")

Mae Questel, famous for being Betty Boop and Olive Oyl, also voices "Audrey" in here. Mae was a busy woman for a lot of years!

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