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Uncle Tom's Bungalow (1937)

In this parody of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Little Eva and Topsy try to rescue old Uncle Tom from the clutches of the evil slave-dealer Simon Simon [sic] Legree.

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Uncredited cast:
... Uncle Tom (voice) (uncredited)
... Hound (voice) (uncredited)
... Simon Simon Legree (voice) (uncredited)
Bernice Hansen ... Little Eva (voice) (uncredited)
Tedd Pierce ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
... Topsy / Eliza (voice) (uncredited)
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In this parody of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Little Eva and Topsy try to rescue old Uncle Tom from the clutches of the evil slave-dealer Simon Simon [sic] Legree.

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One of the "Censored 11" banned from T.V. syndication by United Artists in 1968 (then the owners of the Looney Tunes film library) for alleged racism. Ted Turner continued the ban when he was hired and stated that these films will not be re-issued and will not be put on Home Video. These cartoons will probably never air on television again, and only non-Warner Bros. licensed public domain video tapes will probably ever have these cartoons on them. See more »

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Tom: My body may belong to you, but my soul belongs to Warner Brothers.
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Treacherous Knave
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Music by J.S. Zamecnik
[Plays as Simon Legree's theme.]
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No matter how hard they tried, they just couldn't make slavery and slave torment FUNNY!
18 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

Even if this cartoon had been made well (which it wasn't), it seems like an impossible task to make the sad and sentimental story of Uncle Tom's Cabin funny!! It's sort of like laughing at physical disabilities or cancer--they are sure laugh destroyers! In many ways, the film almost makes it seem like the whole slavery and Simon Legree elements of the book are funny! Go figure! And, then having Liza crossing the ice flow in the dead of winter be FUNNY?!?! Huh?! In general, the cartoon isn't particularly funny, though its racist elements (such as dancing "pickininnies" and having Uncle Tom shooting dice) aren't as bad as some of the more notorious Warner Brothers banned cartoons--but it still is understandably offensive. The film IS worth watching for its historical interest, but only a maniac would try to get a copy of this film for their kids!!


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