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Nonsense Newsreel (1954)

A collection of jokes and gags disguised as a newsreel.


Mannie Davis


Tom Morrison (story)


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A collection of jokes and gags disguised as a newsreel.

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Animation | Short







Release Date:

March 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den tossede ugerevy See more »

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Production Co:

Terrytoons See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)


Color (Technicolor)
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21 September 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This collection of blackout gags, disguised as a joke news reel had been moderately popular a decade and a half earlier -- there had been some nice ones from Leon Schlesinger's outfit had produced several, like Clampett's NUTTY NEWS; and the Fleischers had done a few.

This one-shot is pretty much in the standard mode, offering half a dozen short bits in the style of the form that was already beginning to disappear under the pressure of television news. Not only was a large percentage of the audience not going to the movie theater, for those who continued in the habit, why should they get their news once a week when they could get it fresh nightly? This seems to be the latest cartoon in which I have noticed a Black cannibal with a bone in his hair. I'm not sure that's something to be looking out for, but there it is.

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