Russian Rhapsody (1944) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

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  • Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Leon Schlesinger Studios
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Cartoon Characters: Adolf Hitler, Gremlins.
  • Voice Actors: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce.
  • Directed By Robert Clampett.
  • Produced By Leon Schlesinger.
  • Animated By Rod Scribner, Robert McKimson, Manny Gould, Gil Turner, A. C. Gamer.
  • Music: Carl W. Stalling.
  • Originally Released on May 20, 1944.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 7:01 minutes.
  • Production Number: 26-12.
    MPAA: 9231
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

Adolf Hitler sends the greatest superman in the Reich (himself) on a solo mission to bomb Moscow. He is beset by gremlins, most of which are caricatures of the Warner Bros. cartoon staff. (At least one gremlin is "only 3 1/2 years old.") The thoroughly zany...  (more)

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The gremlins are caricatures of the Warner Bros. aniamtion staff. Lew Lehr is also caricatured. Among those are Robert Clampett, Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Melvin Millar, Michael Sasanoff, Michael Maltese, Carl Stalling, Henry Binder and Ray...  (more)

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If the greatest compliment that you can get is the imitation of your own art by others, then this is surely a tribute to the surreal Bob Clampett. We have seen so many others, Jones and Avery included, attempt this storyline. But it is only Clampett that takes...  (read more)

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Two words: Go Gremlins!

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"RUSSIAN RHAPSODY" is merely one of a fistful of genuine Robert Clampett masterpieces. It is fresh, funny, briskly paced, and laced with sick, sharp humor and clever writing. Lines that would be milked as a centerpiece in another cartoon are...  (read more)

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