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On a tropical island, a native boy sings "Pagan Moon" to his sweetheart. Later, he plays music underwater with an octopus-pianist and other jazz-loving sea life.

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Rudolf Ising (uncredited)
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An islander serenades his sweetheart by the light of the moon. A crocodile swallows the boy's ukulele, but he manages to get it back. The two then go for a boat ride, during which the ukulele is accidentally knocked overboard. The boy dives down to retrieve it and sees all manner of undersea life. Written by jjwbenso

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1932 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.20 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Boy: [singing] I can remember that night in your arms / Underneath the pagan moon.
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Alternate Versions

This cartoon was colorized in 1992 by Turner Entertainment Company, with each frame traced over onto a cel. Each cel was then painted in color and photographed over a colored reproduction of each background. See more »

Connections

Edited into I Like Mountain Music (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Pagan Moon
(uncredited)
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Lyrics by Al Dubin and Al Bryan
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" can remember that night in your arms underneath the pagan moon"
7 September 2017 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

It is always interesting to see Warner Brothers Merrie Melodies cartoons featuring characters that are not the classic ones we know and love and are iconic in animation history. There are some good or more efforts, if also some average or less ones (with some of the cartoons of the very early lead characters, like Bosko and Buddy, being not much more than historical interest).

There are however far better examples of early Warner Brothers Merrie Melodies cartoons than the watchable but bland 'Pagan Moon'. It has good things but is easily forgettable after a couple of hours on the most part. A delight visually and aurally, other than that 'Pagan Moon' doesn't have an awful lot else to offer.

'Pagan Moon' looks good visually if not exactly imaginative. It's meticulously detailed and crisp and smooth. The title song is perky and the rest of the music is catchy, lush, rousing and cleverly synchronised.

Second half picks up in the pace and has a couple of mildly amusing music-oriented gags and fun undersea supporting characters.

However, the lead character and his sweetheart are bland and lack personality. There is not much funny in 'Pagan Moon' apart from a few moments in the second half.

Nor is there enough energy (the first half is far too cloyingly cutesy for my taste), consistent gags or a story with much memorability or momentum. The story is not much of one at all in fact.

Overall, watchable but doesn't have much to offer. 5/10 Bethany Cox


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