Clean Pastures (1937) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

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  • Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • A Vitaphone Production
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Cartoon Characters: Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, St. Peter, Stepin Fetchit (The Heaven All-Stars), Satan, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Al Jolson, Mills Brothers.
  • Voice Actors: The Sportsmen, The Basin Street Boys, The Four Blackbirds.
  • Directed By Isadore Freleng.
  • Produced By Leon Schlesinger.
  • Animated By Phil Monroe, Paul J. Smith.
  • Music: Carl W. Stalling.
  • Originally Released on May 22, 1937.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 8:10 minutes.
  • Production Number: 7876.
    MPAA: 3265
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

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 nightlife is attracting more business to "Hades Inc." than to his own place. He sends down a group of...  (more)

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Includes caricatures of Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Al Jolson (singing "Sonny Boy" in blackface) and more. In 1968, United Artists (then owners of the A.A.P. library of pre-1948 Looney...  (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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