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The CooCoo Nut Grove (1936)

A visit to a Hollywood nightclub, featuring caricatures of, among others, Walter Winchell, Hugh Herbert, W.C. Fields, Katharine Hepburn, Ned Sparks, Johnny Weissmuller, Lupe Velez, John ... See full summary »

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Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Verna Deane Verna Deane ... Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)
Bernice Hansen Bernice Hansen ... Dionne Quintuplets (voice) (uncredited)
Peter Lind Hayes ... Ben Birdie (voice) (uncredited)
Tedd Pierce Tedd Pierce ... W.C. Fields (voice) (uncredited)
The Rhythmettes The Rhythmettes ... Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)
Wini Shaw ... Helen Morgan (voice) (uncredited)
Danny Webb Danny Webb ... Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Милые сердцу напевы See more »

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Leon Schlesinger Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

References Along Flirtation Walk (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Goombay Drum
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Written by Charles Lofthouse, Schuyler Knowlton and Stanley Adams
Played when the mouse runs under Tarzan and Jane's table
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cry me a river (or even more)
29 September 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Anyone who's seen enough Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies cartoons should know that the creators really liked to poke fun at Hollywood in their cartoons. An example is Friz Freleng's "The CooCoo Nut Grove". We see caricatures of Walter Winchell, Katharine Hepburn (called Ms. Heartburn), Laurel and Hardy, Clark Gable and more.

Obviously, the problem with these sorts of cartoons is that we in the 21st century might not know who the targets are. I'd certainly never heard of Ben Bernie before this. But as long as we just pay attention to the wacky jokes and gags, the cartoon remains a hoot. I guess that as long as there's the celebrity culture - which by now has grown seemingly to a million times the size of what it was in the '30s, partially due to the media fawning over them - there will always be something to spoof.


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