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Bingo Crosbyana (1936)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 30 May 1936 (USA)
Various insects have taken over a kitchen. After some playing with the food, one bug croons like Bing Crosby, then does some very showy flying which gets him all the girls. A spider drops ... See full summary »

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ... Spider (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Various insects have taken over a kitchen. After some playing with the food, one bug croons like Bing Crosby, then does some very showy flying which gets him all the girls. A spider drops down, and he runs in fear, leaving his girlfriend vulnerable. The other bugs manage to get the spider, eventually trapping it on flypaper. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1936 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Leon Schlesinger Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Prompted a lawsuit from Bing Crosby against Warner Brothers for having a cowardly character in the cartoon based on his voice and image. See more »

Soundtracks

La Golondrina
(1863) (uncredited)
Music by Narciso Serradell
Played when Bingo serenades the pretty girl
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I would have sided with Warner Bros. in Bing Crosby's lawsuit against them
24 July 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Back when Warner Bros. animation was still in its relative infancy - and Mel Blanc wasn't yet providing the voices - they made this quirky short in which an insect caricature of Bing Crosby gets all the female bugs to swoon, but proves to be a wimp once a spider shows up. These guys often turn out to be worthless, don't they? I see that Bing Crosby filed a lawsuit against WB for portraying him as a coward. Well, as it turns out, BC was worse than that. He was very strict with his family (almost to the point of cruelty), and apparently an anti-Semite. I would have easily sided with WB in BC's lawsuit against them, just because he was such a creep.

So, if nothing else, "Bingo Crosbyana" is worth seeing as a historical reference.


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