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Holiday for Shoestrings (1946)

To the tune of The Nutcracker, a number of elves do all the work in a shoe shop.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writers:

Michael Maltese (story), Tedd Pierce (story)
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To the tune of The Nutcracker, a number of elves do all the work in a shoe shop.

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"Holiday for Shoestrings" is a pun on the popular instrumental "Holiday for Strings". See more »


Soundtracks

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Overture
(uncredited)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn
Played during the opening credits
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Are you shoe about this? I am!
22 December 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Among the greatest Warner Bros. cartoons were the ones putting the action to music. One example is Friz Freleng's "Holiday for Shoestrings", taking the children's story of the shoe cobbler whose work gets secretly done by elves, and having the elves work to the "Nutcracker" music...with a few gags along the way. If you ask me, this is the way to get people into the holiday spirit; don't bombard people with that awful music and advertising that we have to experience every November and December. This cartoon (plus "Gremlins", "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" and "The Ref") create the perfect amount of yuletide feeling. Just recently became available on DVD on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 5 Disc 2.

PS: one of the elves looked a little bit like Elmer Fudd.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mali obućari See more »

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1.37 : 1
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