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The Major Lied 'Til Dawn is a Merrie Melodies cartoon released to theaters on August 13, 1938. This short was directed by Frank Tashlin. The short was written by Rich Hogan and animated by Phil Monroe.[1]

The Major Lied 'Til Dawn
The Major Lied 'Til Dawn Title Card.jpg
Directed byFrank Tashlin
Produced byLeon Schlesinger
Story byRich Hogan
StarringMel Blanc
Tedd Pierce
Music byCarl Stalling
Animation byPhil Monroe
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
August 13, 1938 (USA)
Running time
7 minutes



A big game hunter, called "The Major", tells a little boy (a cariacture of child actor Freddie Bartholomew) stories about hunting in Africa. One hunt, The Major gets help from the African natives to catch animals, with funny results. The cartoon is notable for its ending, in which an elephant says, "That's all, folks!", prompting a quick rendition of "Merrily We Roll Along" as the credits appear. The elephant was voiced by Mel Blanc, who coincidentally also voiced Porky Pig, who also said "That's All Folks" at the end of each Looney Tunes cartoon at the time.

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  1. ^ "The Major Lied 'Til Dawn". Big Cartoon DataBase, August 30, 2014

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