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Toys Will Be Toys (1949)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Short, Music  |  15 July 1949 (USA)
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Toys in a toy store come to life at night, and perform in a toy parade before the Doll Princess, all of which leads to the "Screen Song" sing-a-long, "Oh, You Beautiful Doll".



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Uncredited cast:
Jackson Beck ...
Town Crier (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ...
Toy Soldier (voice) (uncredited)
Doll Princess (voice) (uncredited)


An entry in Famous Studios' audience-participation, follow-the-bouncing-ball Scren Songs, production number X8-8. A toy shop is the locale of a tuneful nocturnal parade of toy soldiers, and all the toys (Popeye and Koko dolls excepted) join in to help the audience sing "Oh, You Beautiful Doll." Written by Les Adams <>

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15 July 1949 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)



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1.37 : 1
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This was one of the final "Screen Song" cartoons produced by Paramount, featuring the "bouncing ball" progression through the lyrics of "Oh, You Beautiful Doll". See more »


Featured in Futurama: A Pharaoh to Remember (2002) See more »


Oh, You Beautiful Doll
Music by Nat Ayer (as Nat D. Ayer)
Lyrics by A. Seymour Brown (as A. Seymour Brown)
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Pleasant "Screen Song" entry a holiday favorite
22 December 2005 | by (Nebraska) – See all my reviews

This "Screen Song" entry from Famous Studios is virtually plot less, but is still an engaging collection of images and scenes. Taking place inside a closed toy store, the toys come to life when the humans are gone, and promptly take part in a toy parade throughout the store. A toy soldier then professes his love for the "Queen of Toys" (still "mint in box"!).

This leads into a quaint rendition of "Oh, You Beautiful Doll", with the standard 'bouncing ball' that was well known for the time, but is essentially a period piece today.

Overall, a neat look at a past art form, and still enjoyable for today's audiences.

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