Smile, Darn Ya, Smile! (1931) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

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Smile, Darn Ya, Smile! (1931) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!

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  • Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • A Hugh Harman-Rudolf Ising Production, Vitaphone Pictures
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Cartoon Characters: Foxy, Roxy, Hippo, Hoboes.
  • Directed By Rudolf Ising.
  • Produced By Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising.
  • Animated By Isadore Freleng, Max Maxwell.
  • Music: Frank Marsales, Abe Lyman's Brunswick Recording Orchestra.
  • Originally Released on September 05, 1931.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 6:57 minutes.
  • Production Number: 4825
  • Black & White
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

Foxy dreams about being a trolley conductor on a trolley car to yesteryear running wild down the tracks to Memory Lane.

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The "fox" characters (Foxy and Roxy) have more than a coincidental resemblance to Mickey and Minnie Mouse. There are two gags in this short that are commonly called "Disney-swipes." The first involves Foxy deflating the big, fat hippo with a pin...  (more)

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One Of The Most Beautiful Soundtracks In The Early Talky Era

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In 1928, Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising worked on the silent Oswald cartoon Trolley Troubles which is a story about a runaway trolley. Later in 1931, they made a remake of that cartoon in Smile, Darn Ya, Smile! which has sound as well as a more polished...  (read more)

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"Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!" first came to my attention when Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) entered Toon Town in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Robert Zemeckis, 1988). It is this short that brought the song to cartoon "classic" status and the plot is up...  (read more)

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Smile, Darn Ya, Smile

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Foxy and Roxy go on a wild trolley ride.

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