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Bottles (1936) - Happy Harmonies Theatrical Cartoon Series Bottles

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  • Happy Harmonies Theatrical Cartoon Series
  • Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Cartoon Characters: Pharmacist, Magic Potions.
  • Originally Released in 1936.
  • TechniColor
  • Running Time: 10:14 minutes.
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

A busy old pharmacist falls asleep one night while working in his apothecary, and has a wild dream in which all of the bottles in his store come to life, and he shrinks down and becomes a part of their world. He goes through test tubes and sees virtually every color imaginable.

Most of the encounters that he has are good, clean fun- each item cavorting or dancing in a manner suggested by its name (a bottle of Scotch dances a jig, a tube of sleeping powder snores away, etc.).

But there is a sinister presence in this fantasy land: a bottle of poison becomes an evil, maniacal skeleton bent on tormenting our hero. He dispatches spirits of ammonia to seize the poor man and hurls him into a witch's brew of colorful potions. In this sequence, the animators use a dazzling variety of perspectives to show the little guy's journey through a maze of glass tubing filled with colorful liquids bubbling away.

The pharmacist wakes to find that he has been redturned to full size, realizes everything was a dream, picks up the bottle of poison and seems pleased he is safe.

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This cartoon gave me nightmares as a kid...which was pretty cool actually. I have been searching for this cartoon again for months cause I wanted to give it proper props. It is amazing, vivid and kind of spooky. A true classic for any...  (read more)

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We don't feel like safe and tidy/No one here will change our di-di/That's the reason why/All we do is cry...... These M-G-M Harman-Isings, with their luscious Technicolor hues, are still waiting to be discovered by cartoon fans. Many have but...  (read more)

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I still see this classic cartoon occasionally. Hard to believe this is almost 70 years old....the creativity and imagination that went into it is amazing!!! Spirits...  (read more)

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