Musica-Lulu (1947)

Article 5276 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 10-19-2016
Directed by Izzy Sparber
Featuring the voices of Arnold Stang, Cecil Roy, Jackson Beck
Country: USA
What it is: Little Lulu cartoon

Lulu sneaks out of her violin practice to play baseball. When she gets beaned by a baseball, she has a nightmare…

This cartoon from Famous Studios has a lot in common with yesterday’s cartoon; it’s from the same company, has the same director, and also has a musical theme to it. No, this one has no anthropomorphic animals; it has anthropomorphic musical instruments that put Lulu on trial for abandoning her violin, so we get talking oboes, drums, cellos, and even a talking lyre who testifies against her. The dream sequence is a lot of fun and gets positively surreal, which makes it reminiscent of some of the early Fleischer talkies. Several cartoons were made with Little Lulu, and I rather like them, but they weren’t up to the level of the comics. Still, I found this one quite amusing.


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