Holiday For Shoestrings (1946) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

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Holiday For Shoestrings (1946) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series Holiday For Shoestrings

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  • Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Cartoon Characters: Shoemaker, Elves.
  • Directed By Isadore Freleng.
  • Produced By Edward Selzer.
  • Animated By Gerry Chiniquy, Manuel Perez, Ken Champin, Virgil Ross.
  • Music: Carl W. Stalling.
  • Originally Released on February 23, 1946. (more dates More Dates...)
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 7:20 minutes.
  • Production Number: 7-14.
    Blue Ribbon: 1257.
    MPAA: 9832
  • TechniColor
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

A shoe repairman has help wanted signs all over town, but cannot seem to hire any help. The elves hop in and repair the shoes for him.

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This cartoon features Laurel and Hardy as two bumbling elves. There are also elfin caricatures of Charlie Chaplin, Elmer Fudd and even Private Snafu. Modern television prints cut out a scene featuring two Hindu elves. One lays on a bed of nails, and...  (more)

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Another excellent vehicle for music appreciation! The humor lies in watching the elves at work and seeing their improvised solutions to the problems they face, all choreographed to classical music. If you like this 'toon, you'll want to check...  (read more)

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Probably the ULTIMATE Warner classical-music cartoon....representing four composers & using eleven different musical pieces (some, as running gags!).

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Another of Freleng's seemingly unheralded musical cartoons...welds the music of at least FOUR composers (Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Johann Strauss) to an incredibly imposing sight-gag structure of a film......shades of "Rhapsody in...  (read more)

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A classic...great infusuion of mozart with irreverent animation--- Disney wouldn't go there

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