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Dancing on the Moon (1935)

Not Rated | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 12 July 1935 (USA)
Honeymooning couples of various animal species take a rocket ship excursion to the moon. Spectacular lunar scenery.

Director:

Dave Fleischer
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ... Various (voice) (uncredited)
Margie Hines Margie Hines ... Various (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Various (voice) (uncredited)
Mae Questel ... Various (voice) (uncredited)
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Honeymooning couples of various animal species take a rocket ship excursion to the moon. Spectacular lunar scenery.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 1935 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Fleischer Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

Color (2-strip Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Rather than making animated backgrounds using drawings the Fleischers pioneered the idea of using either models or cutouts mounted on a turntable. The table was slowly spun and photographed. The foreground animation was then placed in front of the photographed backgrounds. This not only saved hundred of hours of drawing but also lent a 3D effect to the back ground. It was used here and in numerous "Popeye" cartoons. See more »

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Edited into Betty Boop Confidential (1995) See more »

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Home Sweet Home
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[Played at the end]
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Dancing on the Moon was an interesting Max Fleischer Color Classic
20 March 2009 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Just watched this Max Fleischer Color Classics cartoon on the Classic Cartoons blog. Like many of Fleischer's Technicolor cartoons of this era, this one has backgrounds of models done on a tabletop that achieves that 3-D effect of an animated character appearing in live-action. Here, those backgrounds are of moon craters. Various newlywed animal couples are singing the title song as well as, well, dancing on the moon (obviously, this was way before the historic moon landing of 1969 since everyone here is breathing healthy in space). Actually, a feline groom is missing his bride since she narrowly missed her ride. That's all I'll say except that while the musical number is pretty entertaining and there are some amusing gags, the final punchline isn't funny and in fact may be a bit too cruel for the young 'uns. If you're a Fleischer completist, however, I do recommend Dancing on the Moon for one look.


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