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The Old Mill Pond

The Old Mill Pond (1936) - Happy Harmonies Theatrical Cartoon Series The Old Mill Pond

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  • Happy Harmonies Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Harman-Ising Productions
  • Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Cartoon Characters: Frogs.
  • Directed By Hugh Harman.
  • Produced By Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising.
  • Awards: Oscar StatuetteAcademy Award Nominee, Best Short Subject (Cartoon), 1937.
  • Music: Scott Bradley.
  • Originally Released on March 07, 1936.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 8:11 minutes.
  • TechniColor
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:


A bunch of musician lookalike frogs cut a rug in this swing extravaganza.

Cartoon Production Information:


Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Louis Armstrong, Stepin Fetchit, Ethel Waters and the Mills Brothers are caricatured. Re-released in abbreviated form by Soundies...  (more)


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In my research for classic "lost", banned and censored studio cartoons of the Golden Age, I ran across references of "Jazz Frog" cartoons depicting characatures of popular Black jazz/swing performers popular in the 1930's. I...  (read more)

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