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The Sunshine Makers (1935)

Happy sunshine-bottling gnomes battle gloomy swamp-dwellers.
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Sponsored by Borden's Milk---Elsie the Borden Cow is missing but her trademark sunflower is present---this fable has the Sunshine Gnomes (happiness) doing battle with the Blue Devils of Melancholy ( sadness and misery). The gnomes bottle sunshine (milk) and spray it over the unhappy denizens, thereby converting them to Bluebirds of Happiness. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1935 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Victor System)| Mono (1941)

Color:

Color (Cinecolor) (1941)| Color (Technicolor) (1935)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This cartoon was re-issued as an advertisement film for Borden's in the early 1940s. See more »

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This Entertainment brought to you by Borden's See more »

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Milk Makes You Happy
17 March 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Sunshine Makers (1935)

*** (out of 4)

Catchy animated short has a bunch of gnomes gathering up sunshine, turning it into milk and then passing it around to people so that they can be happy. One gnome ends up running across an unhappy man who lives in the dark forest with many other unhappy people. Soon the gnomes are trying to pour milk on them so that they too will be happy.

I was surprised to see how much I enjoyed this film and I was even more shocked to see that it was rather catchy. This really comes across as a dark fairy tell where the happy people must venture into a dark area and try to make the bad people see why they should be good. Of course, the selling point here is that milk makes people happy. I thought the animation itself was quite good and I really liked the simple story and the song itself was very good and catchy.


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