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I Only Have Ice for You
Only eyes
Directed By: Fred Avery
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: May 18, 1937
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story:
Animation: Bob Clampett
Virgil Ross
Tom Ray (uncredited)
Layouts:
Backgrounds:
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Joe Twerp
Elvia Allman
Sara Berner
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Old Maid
Katie Canary
Iceman
Preceded By: Picador Porky
Succeeded By: The Fella with the Fiddle
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I Only Have Eyes For You


I Only Have Ice for You, reissued as I Only Have Eyes for You, is a 1937 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Tex Avery.

Plot

The protagonist (voiced by Joe Twerp), who drives an ice-delivery truck, is wooed by a homely spinster bird (voiced by Elvia Allman) who hopes to entice him with her culinary talents. The iceman, on the other hand, is only interested in Katie Canary (voiced by Elvia Allman), who only wants to marry a radio crooner and rebuffs his overtures to the point where she prefers ordering a refrigerator.

The iceman, in order to win Katie, hires a voice imitator, Professor Mockingbird, to simulate crooners from the back of his ice truck while the iceman lip-syncs. The scheme eventually backfires when Professor Mockingbird turns blue from the extreme cold in the ice truck. Katie marries the Professor, being sufficiently impressed by his crooning ability, while the iceman is finally won over by the spinster's cooking and baking and presumably marries her.

Status of original titles

  • The original credits were cut due to the March 17, 1945 reissue. In addition, the original BR ending is out of circulation, except CN Latin America, which airs as an AAP print, due to the LaserDisc release of the USA "dubbed version", which also airs on Boomerang in the United States.
    • These "dubbed versions" continue their airings on TV in the US and EU countries. The EU dubbed version has the altered dubbed ending card, for reasons unknown.[1] The USA dubbed version, shown on Boomerang, and the DVD Dames, retains the 1948 dubbed ending.[citation needed|date={{{1}}}]


    • The AAP print shown on Cartoon Network Latin America/Tooncast has a glitch at the ending music, but both dubbed versions do not have this glitch.[2]
    • Through eBay auctions in 2007, the original titles have been found for the cartoon, but it is unknown if they have been acquired for future video releases.[3]

Availability

Notes

  • It is one of three cartoons in the Blue Ribbon reissue to have a big WB shield before WARNER BROS. PICTURES INC.
  • This short was produced before Mel Blanc joined WB. However, it was released after.
  • It turns out that the original titles say "I Only Have Ice for You".[4]

References

  1. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4pkhf6_merrie-melodies-i-only-have-eyes-for-you_shortfilms
  2. http://minhateca.com.br/WaltWalk/Galeria/LOONEY%2BTUNES%2BHORA%2BACME%2BCARTOON(1)/445%2B-%2BV*c3*81RIOS%2B-%2BO%2BGELEIRO%2BQUE%2BENTROU%2BEM%2BFRIA%2B-%2BEP.%2B445,210020828.avi(video)&usg=ALkJrhhwzqHeZBNYZ3aqvLPWi_-Eiiuu-A
  3. http://www.cartoonresearch.com/warner.html
  4. https://books.google.com/books?id=diKnDBs0wrIC&pg=PA49&lpg=PA49&dq=i+only+have+eyes+for+you+cartoon&source=bl&ots=9iwrQ1MIbA&sig=qSM6rpEWR8__T_upSY7YnjOr6sE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiQkpDN69bRAhVi0FQKHSSZB8o4ChDoAQglMAI#v=onepage&q=i%20only%20have%20eyes%20for%20you%20cartoon&f=false

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