Minstrel ManiaMinstrel Mania (1948) - Sing And Be Happy Theatrical Cartoon Series
This page has been viewed 8 times this month, and 281 times total.
- Universal Pictures
- Originally Released in December of 1948 (Estimate).
- Black & White
Cartoon Production Information:
This series from Universal Pictures imitated the "Screen Songs" series of follow-the-bouncing-ball shorts released by the by-then-defunct Fleischer Studios. Universal hired former director Dave Fleischer to be the animation supervisor.
As with the "Screen Songs," lyrics appeared on screen for this series of audience-participation sing-a-long shorts. Unlike the "Screen Songs," there was no bouncing ball.
The singing group The King's Men are featured.
Songs: Lil Liza Jane, Carry Me Back to Old Virginny and Oh, Dem Golden Slippers.
The connecting device features voices of "end men" in a Minstrel show riffing on the old line, originated in Minstrel shows, "Why did the chicken cross the road."
Submit Additional Information:
Do you have anything to add to this page? Have we made any mistakes... or do you ahve any additional information about Minstrel Mania? If so, we would love to hear from you. Please send us a quick note with your additions or corrections to this page, and we will make the corrections as soon as possible!Report Errors / Submit Additional Information