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Woodland Café (1937)

Insects gather at a night café to watch an Apache dance act and a jazz band with comical results.

Director:

Wilfred Jackson (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Clarrie Collins Clarrie Collins ... Singer (voice) (uncredited)
Jimmie Cushman Jimmie Cushman ... Singer (voice) (uncredited)
Marie Dickerson Marie Dickerson ... Singer (voice) (uncredited)
C.B. Johnson C.B. Johnson ... Singer (voice) (uncredited)
James Miller James Miller ... Singer (voice) (uncredited)
Thelma Porter Thelma Porter ... Singer (voice) (uncredited)
Eddie Prinz Eddie Prinz ... Singer (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A nightclub, staffed and frequented entirely by insects. Lighting provided by fireflies, card games dealt by centipedes. The stage show has a good girl beetle resisting the advances of a bad-boy spider. Everyone dances, even the snails, as the orchestra plays jazz on their instruments made of flowers. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bug Cabaret See more »

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Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Featured in DTV: Pop & Rock (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Truckin'
Music by Rube Bloom
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
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Truly magnificent
21 November 2007 | by patsupfanSee all my reviews

Only in the golden age of animation would you see bugs portrayed as swingin', jivin', jazz-lovin' critters. Woodland Cafe, which was sadly among the last 10 Silly Symphony cartoons to be produced, is one of the finest cartoons I have ever seen, with it's swingin' beats, it's cool characters (they don't really need to say much to make the short fun), and the way that it's just all-around fun. Notably, if you ever somehow see it on TV (it'd take a miracle for that to happen, mind you), there is some selective editing here and there; unlike most cartoons it's hard to really pick out exactly what is edited out, except for a scene with a ladybug smoking behind a curtain. All in all, this is one of the best cartoons of the series.


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