Symphony In Slang (1951) Theatrical Cartoon

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Symphony In Slang

Symphony In Slang

Symphony In Slang (1951) Theatrical Cartoon Symphony In Slang

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  • Theatrical ShortShort
  • Traditional Animation
  • MGM
  • Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Cartoon Characters: John, Mary, St. Peter, Noah Webster.
  • Voice Actors: John Brown.
  • Directed By Tex Avery.
  • Produced By Fred Quimby.
  • Animated By Michael Lah, Grant Simmons, Walter Clinton.
  • Music: Scott Bradley.
  • Originally Released on June 06, 1951.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 6:45 minutes.
  • Production Number: 5108.
    MPAA#: 14485
  • TechniColor
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

A young man (a real swinging hep cat) goes to Heaven and steps before St. Peter. But his life story is so peppered with slang that neither St. Peter nor Noah Webster can understand him. What follows is a series of sight gags based on Webster's literal...  (more)

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This is a great cartoon to teach metaphors, similes, idioms, and hyperbole for the classroom - wish there were more video's like this to use in the classroom

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Why is this cartoon in French??

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I love Symphony in Slang! But when I went to watch it from this site, it was all in French I think! Am I doing something wrong??

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After entering Heaven, John Brown said "What's cookin'?", "I got up with the chickens, to hunt a job." "He was short-handed." "I couldn't cut the mustard". "He gave me the gate." "I was...  (read more)

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I remember watcging that cartoon as a kid with my mother. It was so funny, I favorite part was when John met Mary and all her little 1's.

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A regular laugh riot

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I haven't seen this cartoon in more than twenty years, but my memory is still crystal clear of just how much it had my laughing. Side-splitting, on the floor, laughs throughout. It's got to be one of...  (read more)

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