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Nelly's Folly (1961)

Nelly the singing giraffe begins a singing career, but finds that chasing fame brings her nothing but unhappiness.

Directors:

Chuck Jones, Abe Levitow (co-director) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

David Detiege (story) (as Dave Detiege), Chuck Jones (story)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Married Giraffe / Little Bird / Tortoise (voice)
Gloria Wood Gloria Wood ... Nelly (voice)
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Storyline

A talent agent on an African safari discovers Nelly, a singing giraffe, and brings her to America to be a famous performer. But with fame comes loneliness, and Nelly longs for male companionship. When her attentions to a male giraffe result in him leaving his family, Nelly becomes publically scorned as a "home-wrecker", and her fame is lost. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La folía de Nelly See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Normally, Mel Blank would have sole credit for voice characterization. However in this cartoon, Gloria Wood who provided the voice of the singing giraffe has credit listing along side Mel. See more »

Crazy Credits

"That's all Folks!" does not appear on end title card. The card reads "Merrie Melodies/A Warner Bros. Cartoon/A Vitaphone Release" on a plain black background. See more »

Connections

References So Much for So Little (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Aloha Oe
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Music by Queen Liliuokalani
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One of the musical cartoons that Warner Brothers usually did quite well and a very worthy effort
22 August 2001 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

A nominee for an Oscar, this cartoon has excellent artwork, a great musical score and an entertaining premise to make it a most worthy effort indeed. A very cute cartoon that uses artwork to provide a counterpoint to the premise on occasion. The music alone would make it worth watching this one. Some of the jokes are rather dated, but it's still a very well done cartoon. Recommended.


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