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Stoopnocracy (1933)

An animated short chronicling the adventures of Colonel Stoopnagle and Budd.


Dave Fleischer


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Credited cast:
Budd Hulick Budd Hulick ... Budd
F. Chase Taylor F. Chase Taylor ... Colonel Stoopnagle (as Frederick C. Taylor)


An animated short chronicling the adventures of Colonel Stoopnagle and Budd.

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Release Date:

18 August 1933 (USA) See more »

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Fleischer Studios See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Music by Sammy Timberg
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Animated antics in an insane asylum with live-action footage of the popular radio act, Colonel Stoopnagle & Budd.
28 June 2008 | by spysmasher1942See all my reviews

Since I actually know something about the history of animation-- as well as old-time radio-- I can definitely tell you this 1933 "Screen Songs" cartoon is worth discovering. "Stoopnocracy" reflects the wacky, surrealism of the best Fleischer animation, and it also spotlights one of the icons of the early Golden Age of old-time radio: Colonel Stoopnagle. Together with his straight man partner Budd, the two have some fun with the movie audience: showing off some of the Colonel's Rube Goldberg-like inventions as well as singing a couple popular songs of the time, with sidekick Budd imitating Bing Crosby at one point. Since they broke up as a team in the later 1930s-- and because most of their broadcasts have been lost to time-- they are not nearly as well-known today as other popular radio acts. Nevertheless, they were hugely popular at the time, and the discerning reviewer will see why. It's a shame they did not appear in more motion pictures, but at least here we have them doing their material in a "nut house." Highly recommended. Stoopnocracy is STILL peachy.

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