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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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(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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The title is a reference to the phrase "Trip the Light Fantastic" See more »

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Edited into Rebel Rabbit (1949) See more »

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Chinatown, My Chinatown
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Music by Jean Schwartz
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Very outstanding and memorable
24 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was extremely amused by Lights Fantastic. Some of the plays on words were quite hilarious, like the Face and Sunburn Coffee (with the coffee cans doing the can-can), take-off on Chase and Sanborn. So was the typewriter sign used to advertise an upcoming movie, called Understood Typewriters (play on Underwood), which typed first "It's Sensational", then "it's Colossal", then trying to type "It's Stupendous" but first typing "It's Stupa", crossing out the typo, trying again with "It's Stoop", crossing that off also. (I thought it was going to be "It's Stoopid"! THAT makes little sense as how can a movie that is sensational and colossal also be DUMB?). The last line was "It's Swell!" The cartoon ended with a Win-a-Car conga line, opened up with tapping of Stucco House Coffee (Play on Maxwell House), shaking by peanut and jangling of cow bell for Darnation Milk, and the boy-and-whale "Oliver Oil". The other signs were funny, too; though I have not seen this cartoon in years, I remember it ever so well.


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