Wake Up the Gypsy in Me
Directed By: Rudolf Ising
Produced By: Hugh Harman
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
LT056- "Wake Up the Gypsy in Me"

LT056- "Wake Up the Gypsy in Me"

Wake Up the Gypsy in Me is a 1933 Merrie Melodies cartoon, based on the title song written by Lew Lehr, Harry Miller and Lew Pollack, 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.


  • DVD - Picture Snatcher (1995 Turner dubbed version, added as a bonus)

External linksEdit

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