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Orange Blossoms for Violet (1952)

Approved | | Short, Comedy | 24 May 1952 (USA)

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In this short, with the sound effects and voices of the Warner Bros animation shorts, but with black and white footage of monkeys and other animals, we see a struggle between two boy monkeys and the girl they love.

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(as I. Freleng), (as Charles M. Jones)
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In this short, with the sound effects and voices of the Warner Bros animation shorts, but with black and white footage of monkeys and other animals, we see a struggle between two boy monkeys and the girl they love.

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Fiddle Dee Dee
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Music by Jule Styne
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Odd curiosity, worth viewing
18 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Paramount (with producer Jerry Fairbanks) scored a popular "Speaking Of Animals" series during the years 1941-49, so it is no surprise Warner Brothers would do a little dabbling in "talking" animal shorts. However, this was a "one-shot" novelty, because the bulk of the footage was lifted from a 1923(?) short acquired by the studio. The big rumor was that the yet-to-be-identified comedy was produced by Mack Sennett during his First National stint... lately, the evidence points to Hal Roach's "Dippy Dood-Dad" series for Pathe. The age of the material may also account for the "socially incorrect" shoe-shine monkey in black-face (more of a spoof on Al Jolson in the sound version), although the editors probably didn't think future viewers would question the "joke".

Animation directors Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng assembled the footage of capuchin monkeys and goat, along with familiar voice artists Robert C. Bruce, Mel Blanc and Bea Benaderat. Thanks to the Looney Tune connection, the film has enjoyed a second life on DVD. Otherwise, it is little different than other silent film "re-edits" that Warner Brothers/Vitaphone made from First National and Vitagraph footage found in its vaults. Another Sennett film, narrated by Art Gilmore, is "Animal Antics", produced in 1949, but released in 1951 (the year this was completed).


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