Tuesday, March 15, 2016

1938 Warner Brothers Cartoon Based on Book Titles

This classic old Warner Brothers cartoon from 1938 cleverly uses book titles as the origin of a bunch of songs and visual gags that go on for almost eight minutes.  I can't imagine today's children being much intrigued by something like this...but maybe (I hope) I'm underestimating today's kids and their awareness of classic book titles.



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  1. That was pretty clever. Sadly, there are some titles in there I don't even recognize! I'm guessing most kids nowadays wouldn't be able to appreciate this...

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    1. I think you're right, Jeane. The cartoon is a bit of a time capsule in that it shows what books were recognizable at the time, so recognizable that the audience would get the joke and the song connection. I think we are fast losing our sense of culture.

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