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Shuffle Off to Buffalo (1933)

Baby central. A flock of storks is leaving with babies. An old man at a ledger book is dealing with phone calls and letters; a request for twins from Nanook of the North sends him to the ... See full summary »

Directors:

Friz Freleng (uncredited), Rudolf Ising (uncredited)
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Uncredited cast:
Johnny Murray ... Old Man - Little Boy (voice) (uncredited)
The Rhythmettes The Rhythmettes ... Singing Babies (voice) (uncredited)
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Baby central. A flock of storks is leaving with babies. An old man at a ledger book is dealing with phone calls and letters; a request for twins from Nanook of the North sends him to the refrigerator; the stork carries them in slings marked "upper birth" and "lower birth." Another request, written in Hebrew; this baby comes back as a rough Jewish stereotype, and gets stamped kosher. He then joins the head man singing the title song, and shuffling us off to see the baby assembly line, manned by dwarves. The babies are washed in a washing machine, dried, powdered, diapered in paper towels, loaded up with milk, and sent off in a crib. They clamor for "Cantor" and one of the dwarves reveals that he was _Eddie Cantor_ in disguise, followed by another round of the title song. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Vitaphone production reel #5874. See more »

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

Featured in The Factory (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

When I'm the President (We Want Cantor)
Written by Al Sherman and Al Lewis
Sung by the babies
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Shuffle Off to Buffalo is another pretty entertaining Merrie Melodies cartoon short
26 May 2008 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Another Warner Bros. Harmon-Ising Merrie Melodies cartoon short produced in association with Leon Schlesinger that I found on YouTube. Using the title song for inspiration, Shuffle Off to Buffalo is a series of gags surrounding a baby making factory with storks delivering various nationalities (and their representative stereotypes) to the proper homes. There's also caricatures of Maurice Chavalier, Eddie Cantor, and Ed Wynn animated here. If you're of a certain race who's easily offended by the way certain characteristics of them are emphasized, you may want to stay away from this but be aware they're only used here for humor purposes with no malice intended. This was a mostly moderately humorous short that mixed fairly tales with modern conveniences and popular music to usually entertaining results.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Merrie Melodies #11 (1932-1933 Season): Shuffle Off to Buffalo See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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