Supervision by - Rudolf Ising
Drawn by - Isadore Freleng, Larry
Musical Score by - Frank Marsales
Toys come to life
with only one purpose in mind -- singing!
The night watchman
of a department store is going through the aisles turning out the lights,
and spitting out a little chewing tobacco as well. When all the lights
are out, the watchman puts a huge padlock on the front door and leaves.
Suddenly a toy soldier shouts "Whoopee!", and all his fellow
toys come to life. The soldier calls for his friends to join him in the
music department. Once he gets there he slides down a violin, bounces
off an accordion, and lands on a drum. The other toys arrive mostly by
their own power, though one toy gets there by bouncing on the squeaker
of a toy dog, causing it to jump forward. When all the toys are in position
in front of an instrument, the soldier begins to conduct them in playing
the title song. Dolls bounce on a piano, a clown plays sax, other soldiers
handle a flute and violin, a beaded toy hops on a bass drum pedal, another
clown and two dolls play accordion, and even more soldiers handle a trombone.
One doll atop the piano goes off to the side and provides the vocals for
their song; she even deepens her voice on a few lines by speaking into
a French horn. The items in the clothing department are swaying to the
music, including a pair of socks who jumping rope with shoestrings. The
toy solider opens up a cash register, and the coins inside start to sing
"We Are the Money"! At the end of the song clothes
cheer and ladies and men's gloves applaud. Next, we see a little blond
doll in the jewelry department put on numerous rings and a necklace, then
don a large hat and turn into Mae West! She even propositions a male hat
dummy by saying "Why don't you come up some time?". After this,
the beaded toy resumes the title tune by dancing on a xylophone, and more
soldiers swing around by the strings of a corset. The Ted Lewis-like mannequin
from A Great Big Bunch
of You appears and dances a bit; slapping not only his own bottom
but the bottom of a dressmaker's dummy behind him! He then slides down
the banister of a stairway, bounces off a chair, and performs the exact
same routine that he did in his previous cartoon. He then goes up to a
three-panel mirror and begins to sing the title song, harmonizing with
his own reflections! They even take time out to bang on a spittoon together.
During the song, a trio of long johns dance around, then bang on hat boxes
with their rear flaps! After his verse, the mannequin performs the same
routine yet again, then begins to play the title tune on a piano. His
stool comes to life and takes him to another piano, so he plays that one
too. The mannequin then bangs on some hat dummies, including two who resemble
Laurel and Hardy and provide their own bit of vocalization. The mannequin
now rolls past numerous pianos as he plays them, does his bit one more
time, then grabs a trombone and plays it back into the hat department.
As the hats conclude the song, the mannequin crashes into a shelf and
dozens of hat boxes fall upon him. He pops out with a his broken trombone
and plays the final notes as we iris out.
- The song "We're
in the Money" is actually titled "The Gold Digger's Song",
and is from the film
The Gold Diggers of 1933.
Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 2