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Orange Blossoms for Violet (1952)

Approved | | Short, Comedy | 24 May 1952 (USA)
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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Harvey / Fred (voice)
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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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Short | Comedy

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Toonheads: The Lost Cartoons (2000) See more »

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Der Erlkönig
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Music by Franz Schubert
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Old-Time Monkey Business
15 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

Little monkeys are dressed up pretending to be people in this live-action short. That's the appeal here. I guess it's supposed to be "cute" and "funny" and sometimes it is. Seeing a little monkey with a policeman's uniform on and directing traffic, or "Violet" with her curls looking into a small mirror, is so strange I had to laugh. I would guess it has been a number of years since this short of thing was done in films. Most absurd animal humor today is computer- generated.

"Fred," the town's "most eligible bachelor" could fit in today with a two-day growth, a ponytail and baggy clothes.

This is embarrassingly racist with a shoeshine "boy" with black-face and painted lips saying "Yowser!" However, I enjoyed his "scat" talk, which was pretty hip.

It isn't all monkeys. There are geese and poodles and other small animals. This kind of thing - animals who speak English - is still popular today, just done a lot better ("Babe," "Charlotte's Web," etc.)

This short feature was part of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 2.


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