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 Posted:   Mar 24, 2020 - 8:59 AM   
 By:   jtloud   (Member)

I'm hoping people's memories are better than mine.

I'm looking for an older black-and-white cartoon. I think it may have been after 1940?

The context is that many of the characters of fiction leave their books and interact. Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, the Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood. After some adventures they go back inside their respective book. This may have been part of a series? I've been hunting for this ever since older cartoons have become available on DVD and Blu Ray (Tex Avery is the latest).

Thank you for any help you can offer.

J.Tim

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2020 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

There were a few like this, but I believe they were in color.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Have_You_Got_Any_Castles%3F

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_Revue_(film)

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2020 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2020 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Holy cow!
I have not seen this since I was a kid.
I'd forgotten all about it (or repressed it--it's delightful and disturbing at the same time. LOL)

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2020 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

There were a few like this, but I believe they were in color.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Have_You_Got_Any_Castles%3F

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_Revue_(film)

1938 Merrie Melodies: Have You Got Any Castles?


I remember that cartoon!

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2020 - 7:25 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I refer to cartoons like these as "generics", because of the absence of Bugs Bunny, Daffy, et al. Tex Avery did one for MGM on the future of the automobile that I've always liked. MGM's animated output became incredibly subversive once Avery arrived there.

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2020 - 7:30 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I recall there was one with Daffy Duck where he was being chased by all the classic monsters or was it classic mobsters? I just remember Daffy being scared sh*tless.

All the "scary" shorts were hilarious.

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2020 - 8:34 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

My favorite Daffy Duck cartoon is 1945's Nasty Quacks. He was such a colossal pain in the ass in that one. LOL I liked his earlier, daffier persona over the Chuck Jones-mandated "embittered contract player" characterization.

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2020 - 3:21 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

You're welcome, jtloud.

And where is solium's/Ado's encyclopedic animation expertise in this thread? I thought the boy loved animation!

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2020 - 6:40 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

You're welcome, jtloud.

And where is solium's/Ado's encyclopedic animation expertise in this thread? I thought the boy loved animation!


Sometimes even I get stumped.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2020 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   purplemonkeydishwasher   (Member)

Not B&W, but otherwise hits some of the marks:

Warner Bros. - Have You Got Any Castles? (1938)



 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2020 - 10:13 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Thanks, purple--but we mentioned that cartoon back on March 25.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2020 - 11:56 AM   
 By:   purplemonkeydishwasher   (Member)

Thanks, purple--but we mentioned that cartoon back on March 25.

Well OK, how about this one?

Merrie Melodies - Three's A Crowd (1932)



 
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