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The Violinist (1959) Theatrical Cartoon The Violinist

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  • Theatrical Short
  • Cartoon Characters: P.P. Harry, Dog, Bus Passenger, Sewer Worker, Lady.
  • Originally Released in 1959 (Estimate).

  • Color
  • Running Time: 8 minutes.
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

A funny spoof on the old saying "to create great music, the artist must suffer." Aspiring violinist P.P. Harry learns that one must suffer- but, perhaps, not too much- in order to achieve greatness. The happy man fancies himself as a violinist, but every time that he plays for people, they tell him that he is no good. Even his best friend and sidekick, a talking dog, hates his horrible music. He tries everything, even music lessons, but to no avail. He and the dog decide that he hasn't suffered enough to be a great artist. He goes about a life change and starts to suffer; his music gets better, but his life gets more miserable. A lesson in just being normal.

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This is my all time favorite carton. I saw it in a movie theatre on 42nd Street in New York when I was going to NYC more than 45 years ago. I would very much like to get a copy of carton in original 35MM, VHS, or DVD. I am laughing while I'm typing...  (read more)

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I remember this from 1959 - the line "Boy, are you ugly." I still laugh today. Would love to see it posted, I'd even buy it.

A violinist wants to play better, is told he must suffer, and he does - he ends up playing beautifully, but...  (read more)

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