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The Major Lied 'Til Dawn
Major lied
Directed By: Frank Tashlin
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: August 13, 1938
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Richard Hogan
Animation: Philip Monroe
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Tedd Pierce
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: The Major
Young Boy
Preceded By: Porky & Daffy
Succeeded By: A-Lad-In Bagdad
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The Major Lied Till Dawn

The Major Lied 'Til Dawn is a 1938 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Frank Tashlin.


A retired English major tells a young boy, (who is a caricature of child star Freddie Bartholomew), tales of his safari through Africa.


  • This episode ends with an elephant saying to himself what was he suppose to say. Then it ends with him remembering what it was that he was going to say: That's All Folks!. Then the words, title, and producer's name appear on top and bottom of him. However, the "That's all Folks!" script does not appear. The closing cue is also high-pitched and faster than usual.
  • When the major ate some spinach and grew stronger, he references Popeye The Sailor from the cartoons of the same name.
  • He also references Popeye by saying, Well, if it's good enough for the sailor man, then it's good enough for me.
  • A dubbed version is unknown to exist, but this is one of those AAP CN airings due to the special closing.
  • This was the first cartoon to use the late-1938 theme until The Mice Will Play.

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