Midnight Frolics (1938)

Midnight Frolics (1938)
Article 5932 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 1-25-2021
Directed by Ub Iwerks
Featuring the voices of Mel Blanc, The King’s Men, Harry Stanton
Country: USA
What it is: Spooky silliness

Ghosts sing, dance, play music, and take part in comic bits in a spooky house.

Given the word “midnight” in the title, I’m not the least bit surprised this one qualifies; after all, if it wasn’t ghosts, it would be some other spooky manifestation. The running gag has a door-to-door traveling ghost who keeps interrupting the party, much to the consternation of the ghosts that live in the spooky house. It’s a so-so cartoon, but it’s fun enough as a lead-in to a night of scary movies. Plus, it’s nice to see Ub Iwerks and Mel Blanc on the talent roster for this one.

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