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Rooty Toot Toot (1951)

Rooty Toot Toot
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Starring
Thurl Ravenscroft Thurl Ravenscroft
Jonathan Bailey, Honest John the Crook
Annette Warren Annette Warren
Frankie / Nelly Bly


Written by
John Hubley John Hubley
(story)
Bill Scott Bill Scott
(story)


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Release date: 22 August 2017
Tags: Animation (1), Short (1), 1951 (1)
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"UPA’s ‘Rooty Toot Toot’ was their most stylised cartoon yet. Based on the ballad ‘Frankie and Johnny’, ‘Rooty Toot Toot’ is a courtroom drama in verse. The script is good but the animation is the clincher, filling the scenario with a unique energy that could only come from UPA. With daring character design and radical use of colour (dull greys and browns dominate, often set against themselves but also juxtaposed with vibrant reds), ‘Rooty Toot Toot’ is an astonishing masterpiec"


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1001 Animated Shorts You Must See - The Full List (1001 movies items)

"DIR: John Hubley SUMMARY: A retelling of the classic ballad 'Frankie and Johnny', in which Frankie's trial for murder plays out in a rhythmic manner. WHY IT'S HERE: UPA's 'Rooty Toot Toot' was their most stylised cartoon yet. Based on the ballad 'Frankie and Johnny', 'Rooty Toot Toot' is a courtroom drama in verse. The script is good but the animation is the clincher, filling the scenario with a unique energy that could only come from UPA. With daring character design and radical use of colo"



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