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Lights Fantastic (1942)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 23 May 1942 (USA)
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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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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Laugh, Clown, Laugh
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Music by Ted Fio Rito
Lyrics by Sam Lewis and Joe Young
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Classic, Hysterical Cartoon!
19 September 2001 | by (Maryland, USA) – See all my reviews

A mix of real-life footage of New York and cartoon footage of the typical 1940s advertising signs coming to life, Lights Fantastic is a classic cartoon.

From such great gags such as the free eye test ("if you can read this, you are Chinese"), to the Chinatown bus carried by rickshaw boys, to the Egyptian Cigarettes picture of one Egyptian giving another a hotfoot, this is pure fun.

Plus, it's classic Freling.


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