Goopy, a dog of no particular personality, but a crackerjack piano player, plays several songs on the stage of a nightclub. We spend a fair amount of time watching the patrons and staff of the nightclub.
The old toymaker goes to sleep, and his toys immediately come to life and sing "Red-Headed Baby." A red-haired baby doll begins the song. She's soon joined by her sweetheart, a toy soldier named Napoleon. A spider briefly spoils the fun when he descends upon the toys and grabs the doll. It's up to Napoleon to save her.Written by
When the spider descends from the ceiling, one or another of his legs disappears every few frames. See more »
I'm a red-headed baby. / I'm drivin' them wild. / I'm a red-headed baby, / a lovable child.
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This cartoon was colorized in 1992 by Turner Entertainment Company, with each frame traced over onto a cel. Each cel was then painted in color and photographed over a colored reproduction of each background. See more »
The Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies wouldn't hit their stride until the mid-1930s, but this early cartoon will be of interest to film history geeks and fans of early sound cartoons.
This is essentially a music video set to "Red-Headed Baby." The story is comprised of a theme so loved by Disney's Silly Symphonies theme: toys coming to life after night has fallen. It also uses the stock plot of the young lovers threatened by a lecherous villain, in this case an oddly-rendered spider.
The gags are predictable, as is the ending. The title song is catchy as can be/ The short is cute enough, but I expect it will only be of value to those who are already enthusiasts of older cartoons.
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