Jungle Jitters (1938) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

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  • Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • A Vitaphone Production
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Cartoon Characters: Cannibals, Vacuum Cleaner Salesman, Queen.
  • Directed By Isadore Freleng.
  • Produced By Leon Schlesinger.
  • Animated By Phil Monroe.
  • Music: Carl W. Stalling.
  • Originally Released on February 19, 1938.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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A dopey vacuum cleaner salesman works door to door in the jungles of Africa. He knocks on the door of the hut belonging to a group of cannibal African natives, who...  (more)

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Clark Gable and Robert Taylor are caricatured when the queen imagines the salesman as being these two stars. In 1968, United Artists (then owners of the A.A.P. library of pre-1948 Looney Tunes and...  (more)

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This early cartoon depicts the view of African culture as seen by White America in the late 1930's. In it's time it would have been seen as light entertainment but now it serves as an example of the ignorance of our fore fathers. This cartoon is...  (read more)

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Ironically, amid all the black characters, I find the white salesman the most offnesive. Not because he's any sort of stereotype, but because his manner of speech gets quite nauseating after a while. I'm certainly glad he committed suicide by...  (read more)

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The opening gags involving the cannibals are of the most blatant sort imaginable, but they don't take much away from a rather engaging central story of two white folks who end up at the alter. The queen is an absolute howl, and the nerd...  (read more)

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