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We're in the Money (1933)

After the last human has left the department store, the toys walk over to the music department where they start performing the Warren/Dubin song "We're in the money". The money soon joins ... See full summary »

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Rudolf Ising (uncredited)
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After the last human has left the department store, the toys walk over to the music department where they start performing the Warren/Dubin song "We're in the money". The money soon joins for a chorus, as well as display dolls in the wardrobe department. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <Stephan.Eichenberg@stud.ch.tum.de>

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Vitaphone production reel #5954. See more »

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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 »

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References A Great Big Bunch of You (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
Written by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
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early instance of inanimate objects coming to life
29 November 2008 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

There were a few instances during the 1930-35 Warner Bros. cartoons when inanimate objects came to life, but the Termite Terrace perfected the genre in the late '30s. "We're in the Money" has a gaggle of toys dancing to the title song in a department store. Frank Tashlin's cartoons "Speaking of the Weather" (about magazines), "Have You Got Any Castles?" (about books) and "You're an Education" (about travel brochures) were the first really clever cartoons in which azoic things animate themselves. Later there was Bob Clampett's "Goofy Groceries" (about various objects in a supermarket), and finally, the crowning achievement, Clampett's "Book Revue" (books again). I saw the latter several times when I was a little boy and naively laughed at it, but didn't really understand it until I saw it when I was twenty-two.

Anyway, this one is good as a historical reference.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1933 (USA) See more »

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Merrie Melodies #13 (1932-1933 Season): We're in the Money See more »

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1.37 : 1
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