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.
July 27, 2017 Subject:
Crazy surreal early animation gem
If a Fleischer made it, it's going to be wonderful and inventive. This is no exception. Mixing animation with live-action and a sing-along, this film aims to entertain everyone. The animation is an early one, so clichés and tropes don't show up here. Instead, expect the bizarre. Animators were allowed to let their imaginations run completely amok, with startling results.