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Parade of the Wooden Soldiers (film)

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Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
Directed byDave Fleischer
William Henning (animation)
Produced byMax Fleischer
StarringBonnie Poe
(Betty Boop - voice)
David Rubinoff Orchestra
(themselves)
Music byDavid Rubinoff and his Orchestra
Animation byWilliam Henning
Seymour Kneitel
Color processBlack and white
Production
company
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • December 1, 1933 (1933-12-01)
Running time
8 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Parade of the Wooden Soldiers is a 1933 Fleischer Studios live-action and animated short film starring Betty Boop.[1]

The instrumental title theme, "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" (also known as "Parade of the Tin Soldiers"), was composed by Leon Jessel.[2]

Plot

A large factory complex struggles to produce a single package, which is rushed to a toy store. The box opens, and out steps a Betty Boop doll. The other toys come to life, parade around to the music of Parade of the Wooden Soldiers and crown her their queen. But a large stuffed toy of King Kong begins breaking things up by kidnapping Betty. Eventually, the big ape is defeated, and the (somewhat damaged) toys resume their parade, and afterwards fall still on a counter in a store selling damaged toys.

References

  1. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. pp. 54–56. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  2. ^ Crump, William D. (2019). Happy Holidays—Animated! A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Co. p. 233. ISBN 9781476672939.


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