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

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A Vitaphone Production The Sportsmen, The Basin Street Boys, The Four Blackbirds Isadore Freleng Leon Schlesinger Carl W. Stalling
  • 1937
  • A Vitaphone Production
  • Warner Bros.
  • Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series
  • Cartoon Characters: Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, St. Peter, Stepin Fetchit (The Heaven All-Stars), Satan, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Al Jolson, Mills Brothers.
  • Vocal Talent: The Sportsmen, The Basin Street Boys, The Four Blackbirds.
  • Directed By Isadore Freleng (as I. Freleng).
  • Produced By Leon Schlesinger.
  • Animated By Phil Monroe, Paul J. Smith.
  • Written By Sid Marcus.

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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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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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