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Toys Will Be Toys (1949)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Music | 15 July 1949 (USA)
Toys in a toy store come to life at night, and perform in a toy parade before the Doll Princess, all of which leads to the "Screen Song" sing-a-long, "Oh, You Beautiful Doll".


Seymour Kneitel


Isadore Klein (story) (as I. Klein)


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Uncredited cast:
Jackson Beck Jackson Beck ... Town Crier (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Toy Soldier (voice) (uncredited)
Mae Questel ... Doll Princess (voice) (uncredited)
Lillian Randolph ... Laughing Mammy (voice) (uncredited)


An entry in Famous Studios' audience-participation, follow-the-bouncing-ball Scren Songs, production number X8-8. A toy shop is the locale of a tuneful nocturnal parade of toy soldiers, and all the toys (Popeye and Koko dolls excepted) join in to help the audience sing "Oh, You Beautiful Doll." Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Animation | Short | Music


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Release Date:

15 July 1949 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Famous Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was one of the final "Screen Song" cartoons produced by Paramount, featuring the "bouncing ball" progression through the lyrics of "Oh, You Beautiful Doll". See more »


Featured in Futurama: A Pharaoh to Remember (2002) See more »


Oh, You Beautiful Doll
Music by Nat Ayer (as Nat D. Ayer)
Lyrics by A. Seymour Brown (as A. Seymour Brown)
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Pleasant "Screen Song" entry a holiday favorite
22 December 2005 | by Popeye-8See all my reviews

This "Screen Song" entry from Famous Studios is virtually plot less, but is still an engaging collection of images and scenes. Taking place inside a closed toy store, the toys come to life when the humans are gone, and promptly take part in a toy parade throughout the store. A toy soldier then professes his love for the "Queen of Toys" (still "mint in box"!).

This leads into a quaint rendition of "Oh, You Beautiful Doll", with the standard 'bouncing ball' that was well known for the time, but is essentially a period piece today.

Overall, a neat look at a past art form, and still enjoyable for today's audiences.

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