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Scrappy's Ghost Story (1935)

Ghosts chase Scrappy and his little brother in the forest.

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Scrappy tells his little brother a ghost story by the fire as the two of them make popcorn. The scene is the forest. A white sheet-covered ghost chases Scrappy, who is so frightened that he runs through the trees like a buzz saw. It turns out the ghost is only Scrappy's brother on a pair of stilts. The scares aren't over, though. A real ghost chases the boys into a hollow tree where they are met by an elevator-operating ghost, who takes them down far beneath the tree to an underground cave populated by dancing ghosts, some of them jazz players in black sheets. There is even a cigar store Indian ghost. The story, however, proves too scary for either boy. Written by J. Spurlin

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24 May 1935 (USA)  »

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Scrappy's Ghost Story is another cartoon gem I discovered starring the now-obscure Scrappy
13 January 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

Just watched on YouTube this Columbia (though the print I watched had the heading "Samba Pictures Inc. Presents")/Charles Mintz cartoon starring a now forgotten little boy named Scrappy. In this one, Scrappy is telling his little brother a ghost story in the dark by the lit fireplace. Then he encounters a real ghost. That leads to a musical sequence of other apparitions (including some of caricatured blacks that might be considered offensive today) scaring him and his little brother. I'll stop there and just say how entertainingly atmospheric and musical this cartoon was and how I love watching these now-obscure gems whenever I go on the internet. So on that note, I highly recommend Scrappy's Ghost Story.


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