Detouring America (1939) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

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Detouring America (1939) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series Detouring America

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  • Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • A Vitaphone Production
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Cartoon Characters: Narrator, Mr. Butter Finger-The Human Fly, Unsuspecting Scientist, California Prospector, Sioux Indians, Texas Cow-Puncher, Hitchhiker, Eskimo.
  • Directed By Tex Avery.
  • Produced By Leon Schlesinger.
  • Animated By Rollin Hamilton.
  • Awards: Oscar Statuette  Academy Award Nominee, Best Short Subject (Cartoon), 1940.
  • Music: Carl W. Stalling.
  • Originally Released on August 26, 1939.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Production Number: 8927.
    MPAA: 5376
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

A tour of the United States, with recurring checks on the progress of the human fly climbing the Empire State Building. Also featured are jokes and gags on the Everglades, the Wyoming prairies, Alaska, a California prospector, Sioux Indians and a...  (more)

Cartoon Production Information:

Jerry Colonna is caricatured.

A "Carry Me Back To Ol' Virginny" hitchhiker sequence is frequently cut for television showings due to its racial content.

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