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Lights Fantastic (1942)

A tour of the bright lights of New York City, where the various advertising signs come to life.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writer:

Dave Monahan (story) (as Sgt. Dave Monahan)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Eye Test Announcer / Singing Clown / Bus Driver / Man With Cold (voice) (uncredited)
The Mellomen The Mellomen ... Vocalists (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A tour of the bright lights of New York City, where the various advertising signs come to life.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1942 (USA) See more »

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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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Trivia

The title is a reference to the phrase "Trip the Light Fantastic" See more »

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Referenced in Holiday for Shoestrings (1946) See more »

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Chinatown, My Chinatown
(uncredited)
Music by Jean Schwartz
Played during the Chinatown bus bit
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Very outstanding and memorable
24 February 2008 | by petersgrgmSee all my reviews

I was extremely amused by Lights Fantastic. Some of the plays on words were quite hilarious, like the Face and Sunburn Coffee (with the coffee cans doing the can-can), take-off on Chase and Sanborn. So was the typewriter sign used to advertise an upcoming movie, called Understood Typewriters (play on Underwood), which typed first "It's Sensational", then "it's Colossal", then trying to type "It's Stupendous" but first typing "It's Stupa", crossing out the typo, trying again with "It's Stoop", crossing that off also. (I thought it was going to be "It's Stoopid"! THAT makes little sense as how can a movie that is sensational and colossal also be DUMB?). The last line was "It's Swell!" The cartoon ended with a Win-a-Car conga line, opened up with tapping of Stucco House Coffee (Play on Maxwell House), shaking by peanut and jangling of cow bell for Darnation Milk, and the boy-and-whale "Oliver Oil". The other signs were funny, too; though I have not seen this cartoon in years, I remember it ever so well.


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