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Into Your Dance
Directed By: Isadore Freleng
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: June 8, 1935
Series: Merrie Melodies
Animation: Cal Dalton
Ben Clopton
Rod Scribner (uncredited)
Film Editor:
Voiced By: Joe Dougherty
Tedd Pierce
Music: Norman Spencer
Starring: Captain Benny
Blackface Quartet
Singing Cow
Tough Guy
Stuttering Dog
Preceded By: Buddy's Lost World
Succeeded By: Buddy's Bug Hunt

Into Your Dance is a 1935 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Friz Freleng.


A blackfaced quartet singing the titular song welcomes guests boarding Captain Benny's Showboat. When the audience is seated, peg-legged Benny introduces "the world's most popular orchestra leader," and out walks Porky Pig as a caricature of Paul Whiteman. He is immediately pelted off the stage with tomatoes, but comes back in disguise to lead the band. An old dog screws a light socket onto his tail making him flail about frantically. The musicians follow his lead and play at super speed.

Then comes Amateur Night. A singing lady cow shrieks and wails until Benny has had enough. He rings a bell, signalling a stage hand to drag her offstage with the hook. A tough-looking fellow recites poetry until the bell rings and he too gets the hook. Next up is a singing dog, but before he goes onstage he distracts Benny and swipes the bell. He then stutters and stammers his way through the first couple lines of the title song. The audience turns hostile as Benny desperately looks for the bell to get him offstage, but it's too late. The audience has left.



The original end card is lost due to the Laserdisc release of the dubbed version on Volume 5 of The Golden Age of Looney Tunes. However, the AAP version airs on Tooncast.


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