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Busy Bakers
Busy bakers
Directed By: Ben Hardaway
Cal Dalton
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Henry Binder (uncredited)
Released: February 10, 1940
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Jack Miller
Animation: Richard Bickenbach
Layouts:
Backgrounds:
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc (uncredited)
The Sportsmen Quartet (uncredited)
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Swenson the Town Baker
Blind Man Elf
Eldery Elf
Blind Beggar
Little Baker Men
Crossed-Eyed Elf
Colonna Elf
Vocalists
Preceded By: Mighty Hunters
Succeeded By: Ali-Baba Bound
1940-02-10 Busy Bakers (MM)07:08

1940-02-10 Busy Bakers (MM)

Busy Bakers is a 1940 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Ben Hardaway and Cal Dalton.

Plot

Swenson, the local town baker, is in danger of going out of business. He has very little to offer a man who has arrived in his store, who wants nothing more than bread and crumbs. The baker offers him his last doughnut. The beggar says that the baker will be rewarded for his act of kindness.

In a thought-provoking (and hilarious) "twist," the blind man gathers a group of little baker men that he uses in order to help the baker. He returns during the night with the bakers, who make all kinds of goods in a Rube Goldberg gag-like way. The bakery is soon flooded with all sorts of people looking to buy baked goods, and in the end the Baker becomes rich.

Availability

Notes

  • This is the final cartoon to be directed by Hardaway and Dalton as Friz Freleng returned in 1939. As a result, Hardaway was demoted back to storyman. He left after being demoted and joined Walter Lantz.
  • Cal Dalton worked as an animator until 1947 after demotion when Freleng returned.
  • This cartoon is the latest released cartoon to be reissued in the 1945 season.

References

External Links

Busy Bakers at the Big Cartoon Database

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