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Clean Pastures (1937) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series Clean Pastures

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  • Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • A Vitaphone Production
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Cartoon Characters: Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, St. Peter, Stepin Fetchit (The Heaven All-Stars), Satan, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Al Jolson, Mills Brothers.
  • Voice Actors: The Sportsmen, The Basin Street Boys, The Four Blackbirds.
  • Directed By Isadore Freleng.
  • Produced By Leon Schlesinger.
  • Animated By Phil Monroe, Paul J. Smith.
  • Music: Carl W. Stalling.
  • Originally Released on May 22, 1937.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 8:10 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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Up in heaven (known as Pair-O-Dice), a disgusted St. Peter is worried about all the sin and partying that is taking place down in Harlem especially the fact that...  (more)

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Includes caricatures of Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Al Jolson (singing "Sonny Boy" in blackface) and more. In 1968, United Artists (then owners of the A.A.P. library of pre-1948...  (more)


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Alas for the racism! This cartoon was probably responsible for my continued Catholicism; for this Heaven is something worth being good all one's life. This Heaven, to me as a kid in New Orleans, was worth more than all the classic depictions put together,...  (read more)

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Even though its censorship is quite understandable, one still pines at the denial to the world of a real musical masterpiece of a cartoon.

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