Midnight Frolics (1938)
Article 5932 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Ub Iwerks
Featuring the voices of Mel Blanc, The King’s Men, Harry Stanton
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.