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Greedy Humpty Dumpty (1936)

Greedy Humpty Dumpty's wall of gold is not enough. He wants all the gold in the sun, too.

Director:

Dave Fleischer

Star:

Mae Questel
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mae Questel ... Little Bo Peep (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

King Humpty Dumpty has a huge amount of gold, but wants more. He sees the sun, and thinks it is full of gold, so he orders his subjects (the various Mother Goose characters) to build his golden wall higher. They comply, and he reaches the sun, but when he does, the sun sends lightning bolts after him, which topple the wall. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1936 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fleischer Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Humpty Dumpty: [singing] I'm Humpty Dumpty, king of wealth / This wall of gold is my throne! / I built it high, till it reaches the sky! / This wall is all my own! / The more I have, the more I want! / I love the glistening stuff! / There's power untold in these pieces of gold! / I've never had enough!
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Soundtracks

Humpty Dumpty
(uncredited)
Music by Sammy Timberg
Lyrics by Bob Rothberg
Sung by Humpty Dumpty and others
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A Memorable Color Classic from Max Fleischer

I love animation from Fleischer Studios, along with Disney, Rankin/Bass, Hanna/Barbera and Studio Ghibli and this is a great short. It is also one of my favorites from Fleischer's "Color Classics" series. I love it when all the Mother Goose characters warn King Dumpty that his greed will cause him big trouble for him through song; I always remember it. I also love the clever rhyming that was used too: "If you value your lives and also your health. Do as I bid, for I want more wealth!"

You know, I have heard some negativity about the "Color Classics". But personally I think the "Color Classics" are great cartoons.


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