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Wake Up the Gypsy in Me
Directed By: Rudolf Ising
Produced By: Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising
Leon Schlesinger
Released: May 13, 1933
Series: Merrie Melodies
Animation: Isadore Freleng
Larry Silverman
Film Editor:
Voiced By:
Music: Frank Marsales
Starring: Russian Gypsies
Preceded By: Bosko in Person
Succeeded By: Bosko's Knight-Mare
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LT056- "Wake Up the Gypsy in Me"

Wake Up the Gypsy in Me is a 1933 black-and-white Merrie Melodies cartoon short, based on the title song written by Lew Lehr, Harry Miller and Lew Pollack and directed by Rudolf Ising.


A village of Russian Gypsies, led by a caricature of jazz bandleader Paul Whiteman, are generally singing, dancing and whooping it up, when the mad monk Rice-Puddin' (a caricature of Grigori Rasputin) casts his eye on one of the apparently underage girls in the village and has her abducted in an attempt to force himself upon her. The villagers revolt and rescue the girl and give Rice-Puddin' just due.

External links

  • Big Cartoon Database article at [1]
  • Toon Zone article at [2]
  • Internet Movie Database article at [3]

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