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She Was an Acrobat's Daughter

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She Was an Acrobat's Daughter
Directed By: I. Freleng
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: April 10, 1937
Series: Merrie Melodies
Animation: Bob McKimson
A.C. Gamer
Rod Scribner (uncredited)
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Sara Berner
Dave Barry
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Gabby Goose
Dole Promise
Who Dehr
Maestro Stickoutski
Lester Coward
Bette Savis
Little Oscar
Barking Woman
Preceded By: Porky's Romance
Succeeded By: Porky's Duck Hunt

She Was an Acrobat's Daughter is a 1937 Merrie Melodies short directed by Friz Freleng.


Before the show begins at a movie theater, a patron stands and walks to the lone empty seat. A second patron switches to the seat just vacated. A third and a fourth and soon everyone in the house is caught up in a flurry of seat-switching. The newsreel contains a few gags and caricatures, then there is a sing-along of the title song. The feature spoofs The Petrified Forest. Finally, an annoying gosling sneaks into the projection room and plays with the controls before getting caught in the gears.



  • Bacall to Arms, released in 1946, contains the same basic plot as this cartoon, and even reuses some animation.
  • The cartoon features a parody of MGM'S lion logo with a rooster crowing instead of the usual roaring. Interestingly, MGM would end up owning this short due to their purchase of United Artists (which had owned the pre-August 1948 WB cartoon library, which this short was a part of) in 1981.
  • The dubbed version, which is uncut, is shown on Boomerang.
  • The European Turner "Dubbed Version" replaces 1937 MWRA opening music theme for this short with 1941-1945 one.


  • Lowell Thomas
  • Adolf Hitler
  • Lew Lehr
  • Leopold Stokowski
  • Leslie Howard
  • Bette Davis

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