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Lights Fantastic (1942)

Approved  |   |  Family, Animation, Short  |  23 May 1942 (USA)
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A tour of the bright lights of New York City, where the various advertising signs come to life.

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(as I. Freleng)

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(story) (as Sgt. Dave Monahan)
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A tour of the bright lights of New York City, where the various advertising signs come to life.

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Edited into A Hare Grows in Manhattan (1947) See more »

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Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, 3rd movement
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Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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The once and future Times Square
7 May 2008 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

A weirdie. There are no characters in this cartoon, neither "humans" or funny animals. Its all sight gags and bad puns based on the Times Square billboards known as "spectaculars". The cartoon begins and ends with a "real life" shot of Times Square, red neon predominant. As another comment points out this was not an original idea in as much as it had been recycled from an earlier cartoon. However there might have been a powerful feeling of nostalgia behind this particular cartoon. The WW2 blackout turned off the juice to the Times Square spectaculars (the glow from the lights of big east coast cities was the perfect background for u boats to use to sunk allied shipping). Times Square was "dark". Seeing Times square as it once was and, it was hoped, would be after the war was won, was uppermost in movie audiences minds.


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