Screen Songs are animated cartoonsfeaturing the famous “bouncing ball” produced by Max Fleischer and distributed by Paramount Pictures between 1929 and 1938. The cartoons are sing-alongs featuring popular
song hits of the day along with the ethnic stereotypes and humor typical of the
era in which they were produced. In the 1930s, the series began to feature current popular musical
guest stars such as Cab Calloway, Rudy Vallee and Ethel Merman. In the
1950s, the series was syndicated to television by UM&M/National Telefilm Associates.