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The Merry Old Soul

The Merry Old Soul (1935) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series The Merry Old Soul

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  • Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • A Vitaphone Production
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Cartoon Characters: Old King Cole, Woman In the Shoe, Children.
  • Voice Actors: Bernice Hansen, Billy Bletcher.
  • Directed By Isadore Freleng.
  • Produced By Leon Schlesinger.
  • Animated By Rollin Hamilton, Riley Thompson.
  • Music: Norman Spencer.
  • Originally Released on August 17, 1935. (more dates More Dates...)
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 6:27 minutes.
  • TechniColor (Two-Strip)
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

This seldom-seen cartoon combines two nursery rhymes to illustrate the ill-advised marriage of Old King Cole to the Woman in the Shoe and the King's unfortunate...  (more)

Cartoon Production Information:

In September of 1943, beginning with A Feud There Was, Warner Bros. began re-releasing select color cartoons in their Blue Ribbon program. Typically the Blue Ribbon reissues received new opening...  (more)

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I first saw this cartoon on

"Cartoon Playtime!"on WNEW TV

Ch.5 in NYC back in the late


And I enjoyed it.

It's a wonderful spoof on the "Old...  (read more)

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Films like this one proved Freleng had natural gifts for directing quality comedy cartoons, BEFORE Tex Avery appeared. Hilarious, inventive, and a very well-shaped cartoon...  (read more)

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This is a hillarious classic! Old King Cole marries the Woman In The Shoe! Now he's a father to alot of children! Running the conveyor belt sequence, was too funny for words! The real sidesplitter is when two of the children, rock the cradles wildly...  (read more)

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