Friday, March 6, 2015

Somewhere in Dreamland

I'm not sure why I thought of this old cartoon this morning but I suddenly had the urge to watch it. I remember having it on VHS as a child and I watched it all the time. I couldn't remember the name of the cartoon but I found it by googling "cartoon where poor children lick windows". Apparently that was enough though because I found it on the first try.

When I watched the cartoon this morning it all started coming back to me and I was reminded why I loved this cartoon as a child. The Dreamland sequence is great. Ice cream and popcorn fields, Syrup River, I'm getting hungry typing this. The ending is really sweet and still puts a smile on my face. I'm telling you it ends well because it's a pretty depressing cartoon in the beginning. I feel like there are a few mommy bloggers who should watch this to be reminded of what struggle really is.

Somewhere in Dreamland was part of the Color Classics series produced by Fleischer Studios for Paramount Pictures from 1934 to 1941 to compete with Walt Disney's Silly Symphony.

So did anyone else watch depression era cartoons as a child or am I the only weird one?

1 comment:

  1. This is the first depression era cartoon that I can recall seeing. It's really something. I love the ice cream meadow with the plant that dispenses caramel and chocolate sauce. I hope I can dream about that tonight. :-)