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How To Clean A Giraffe


I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles (1930)
Paramount Pictures, Fleischer Studios, Screen Songs

(Information from the Big Cartoon DataBase.)


This post accompanies the ASIFA Archive's Filmography: I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles (Fleischer/1930) post.


Exciting News! We have begun digitizing the Fleischer Screen Songs at the Archive!

(The screengrabs in this post are all from the quicktime Steve uploaded here.)


I love these old Fleischer cartoons.

Why?

To see cats being washed by a mouse...






Drunk dogs...






Solutions to difficult tasks - like a mouse figuring out how to wash the neck of a giraffe...








Dice magically transforming into a dog bone...


And of course - the amazing Fleischer mouths!










I love how the rabbit suddenly has pupils in these last 4 frames!


Hooray for Screen Songs!

Wouldn't it be great to see these in a packed theatre and hear a big crowd singing along?

6 Comments:

At 11:48 PM, Blogger Stephen Worth said...

A slang term for dice is "bones" as in "Roll dem bones!"

See ya
Steve

 
At 1:34 AM, Blogger Brother Rabbit said...

I would love to hear the crowd cheering and singing along.

 
At 6:01 PM, Blogger Marc Deckter said...

Thanks for the info, Steve!

I used to volunteer at a homeless shelter in St.Louis and the guys would always call dominos "bones."

 
At 6:03 PM, Blogger Marc Deckter said...

Yeah Brother Rabbit - me too! Maybe ASIFA can host a screening in the future...

 
At 5:50 PM, Blogger david gemmill said...

haahah these are awesome!! his expressions towards the end are great!

thanks for posting all this great stuff!

 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger Marc Deckter said...

Hey David - yeah this FUNNY BOY RABBIT is wild! I wonder if he shows up in any other Fleischer cartoons?

 

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