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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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Details

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the songs that Nelly sings is "The Flower of Gower Gulch," first sung by Porky Pig in the cartoon "Drip-a-Long Daffy." 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

Auld Lang Syne
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung with substitute lyrics by Nelly (the giraffe)
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User Reviews

 
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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