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Hobo Gadget Band
Hobo gadget
Directed By: Ben Hardaway
Cal Dalton
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: June 17, 1939
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Jack Miller
Animation: Richard Bickenbach
Rod Scribner (uncredited)
Gil Turner (uncredited)
Layouts:
Backgrounds: Art Loomer (uncredited)
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc (uncredited)
Pinto Colvig (uncredited)
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Mr. Sneer
Hobo at Information Booth
Lead Hobo
Gang Of Tramps
Trainmaster
Preceded By: Polar Pals
Succeeded By: Scalp Trouble

Hobo Gadget Band is a 1939 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Ben Hardaway and Cal Dalton.

Plot

At the hobo hotel, it's morning. One hobo awakens, and carefully avoids the shower, except for a drop on each eye. He stops at the medicine cabinet for some "soda fizz" which jets about, causing havoc. A train goes by, and the swinging rhythm inspires a makeshift clarinet solo. The cook grabs some fish from the fridge, which opens right onto the river. Another train whistle prompts an announcer; the hobos board down a slide. The clarinet player starts up again, and everyone dances. The engineer notices, stops the train, and pulls the "hobo eliminator" lever, which ejects them. Fortunately, they land right in front of a sign looking for amateur musicians at a radio station. They play and sing, to everyone's enjoyment. The station owner offers them luxury but a passing train whistle changes their minds.

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Notes

EU dubbed version uses the 1938 ending card, instead of the 1948 dubbed card, for unknown reasons. This also happens on the EU versions of Fox Pop, A Feud There Was, and I Only Have Eyes for You. Also, the US uses the 1941-55 end cue instead of the original.

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