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Malibu Beach Party (1940)

Jack Bunny (a spoof of Jack Benny) invites Hollywood celebrities to his Malibu house for a party.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writer:

Jack Miller (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Dave Barry ... Ned Sparks (voice) (uncredited)
Mel Blanc ... Winchester / Crab (voice) (uncredited)
Gloria Curran Gloria Curran ... Deanna Durbin (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Lescoulie ... Jack Bunny (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Jack Bunny (a spoof of Jack Benny) invites Hollywood celebrities to his Malibu house for a party.

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1940 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

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

Spoofs Scarface (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Melancholy Mood
(uncredited)
Music by Walter Schumann
[Plays during the Ned Sparks caricurate and crab bit]
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the party that Jack built
19 March 2010 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

While Friz Freleng's "Malibu Beach Party" does contain racial stereotypes, it's pretty funny otherwise. It depicts a party held at the Malibu home of Jack Bunny (an obvious parody of radio star Jack Benny), attended by the top stars of the era. An example of a gag is that Greta Garbo (or her caricature) uses her over-sized feet as a surfboard.

This was not the first time that a Jack Benny caricature had appeared in a Warner Bros. cartoon. "I Love to Singa" portrayed a rabbit - no relation to Bugs Bunny - named Jack Bunny, hosting a talent show. But probably the most famous animated version of Benny is "The Mouse that Jack Built". That one casts the characters from "The Jack Benny Show" as mice, and they all provided their own voices.

So anyway, this one isn't great, but it's still worth seeing.


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