I Love to Singa (1936)

I Love to Singa ReviewI Love to Singa Review

I Love to Singa is a 1936 animated short film from the Merry Melodies series. It is such a fabulous entry.

I absolutely adored this one. The animation here is simply phenomenal as the full Technicolor is on display and the results are more than stellar with beautiful colors and even pretty great bird designs. Of course the score is just fantastic and the titular song should have been a great hit given how catchy and fun it is. It fitted the story so well. The characters are memorable and Owl Jolson makes for a pretty great protagonist. He is a great parody of Al Jolson and the plot remakes ‘The Jazz Singer’ superbly.

I admired this plot where a father throws his son out of the house for singing jazz instead of classical music. There is a great message here about respecting everyone’s talent and interests even if they do not match your own. The ending could have been more memorable, but I absolutely loved that radio amateur contest as it featured a couple of not only funny, but hilarious gags. The judge throwing the contestants under the door honestly made me laugh wholeheartedly which is rare for me and this cartoon did it.

I Love to Singa has a great message, wonderful animation, memorable characters and a fun titular song leading to one of the best Merry Melodies so far.

My Rating – 4.5

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