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The Ski's the Limit (1949)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Short, Music  |  24 June 1949 (USA)
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A combination cartoon/travelogue set in the Swiss Alps, with a tuneful sight-seeing tour of Switzerland thrown in, before the bounding-ball comes bouncing along and asks the theatre ... See full summary »

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A combination cartoon/travelogue set in the Swiss Alps, with a tuneful sight-seeing tour of Switzerland thrown in, before the bounding-ball comes bouncing along and asks the theatre audience to follow it in singing the ever-popular "I Miss My Swiss Miss, My Swiss Miss Misses Me." Some of the theatre singers may have actually thrown in a yodel or two. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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I Miss My Swiss (My Swiss Miss Misses Me)
Music by Abel Baer
Lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert
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I Miss My Swiss
1 November 2013 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This Famous Studios Screen Song is a rather poor effort from the usually reliable Izzy Sparber. Part of it is the structure of the piece, which is a series of black-out gags narrated by Jackson Beck. The other is an experiment in the sing-along section. Instead of it being an animated sequence, it is a series of still shots of "typically Swiss" items, including chocolates, watches and so forth.

It is a bit more interesting aurally, given Mr. Beck's competent narration -- he is best remembered for voicing Bluto in the Popeye cartoons, but worked regularly for the Fleischers and Famous Studios -- and the orchestration of the short's song, "I Miss My Swiss". It is a two-part chorale work, with some of the singers voicing the words and the other doing a yodeling back-up. However, that is not enough to overcome the shortcomings of the cartoon.


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