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I Love to Singa (1936)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 18 July 1936 (USA)
A spoof of Al Jolson's "The Jazz Singer", a strict piano teaching owl is cursed with a son who "loves to singa", but only jazz.

Director:

Tex Avery (as Fred Avery)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ... Father (voice) (uncredited)
Tommy Bond ... Owl Jolson (voice) (uncredited)
Johnnie Davis ... Owl Jolson (singing voice) (uncredited)
Joe Dougherty Joe Dougherty ... Stuttering Bird (voice) (uncredited)
Bernice Hansen Bernice Hansen ... Fat Chicken Singer (voice) (uncredited)
Martha Wentworth ... Mother (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A very stern owl who teaches 'voice, piano & violin, but no jazz!' becomes a father of four. Very soon, three of his boys turn out to be musical talents in the classical repertoire. However, the fourth isn't into classical music but into jazz. When he keeps singing jazz songs, the father decides that enough is too much and turns him into the street, much to the distress of the mother. While joyously walking and singing through the forest, the young son stumbles across a radio audition day and decides to try his luck. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Love to Singa See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

It's obvious that two people are doing the son's voice. One does the speaking and the singing of "Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes" and the second does the jazz singing. See more »

Goofs

In one shot in the radio station (when the accordion player is there), the sign on the desk is misspelled: it says "Jack Bunny and his amatuer hour". Although, in the other shots, the error is corrected. See more »

Quotes

Radio: Calling all cars. Calling all cars. Report to your stations for further instructions. That is all.
Mother: I wonder if they found my little boy?
Radio: No we didn't, lady.
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Connections

Featured in Behind the Tunes: Looney Tunes Go Hollywood (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
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Music by James Kendis, James Brockman and Nat Vincent
Lyrics by John W. Kellette
Sung by White Bird at radio station
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28 December 2005 | by goatviewSee all my reviews

I discovered this cartoon rather late in life, like at about 50. I had looked for it unsuccessfully based on a description a neighbor girl gave me when I was 23. She said it was the best cartoon in the universe and then did the "I Love to Singa" dance.

Thank God for the internet! It was one of my first real search efforts and I found it! At the time, it was viewable on the Warners Brothers site but I am not sure that's still the case. I now have it on a video taped from a Tex Avery marathon years ago.

There is nothing so sad in life that Owl Jolson can't make it a little better. Tex, if they have issued you a laptop in heaven, THANKS PAL! I love you!


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