The Major Lied 'Til Dawn
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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.
|The Major Lied 'Til Dawn|
|Merrie Melodies series|
|Directed by||Frank Tashlin|
|Produced by||Leon Schlesinger|
|Story by||Rich Hogan|
|Voices by||Mel Blanc|
|Music by||Carl Stalling|
|Animation by||Phil Monroe|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Release date(s)||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.