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Gene Kelly Dances In Film Cartoon Fantasy (22 December 1945)
 
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  • 314 words
  • article
  • photo
  • Journals
  • Magazines
Published
  • xna, Associated Newspapers Limited, 1945-12-22
Language
  • English

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Title
  • Gene Kelly Dances In Film Cartoon Fantasy (22 December 1945)
Appears In
  • Pix., v.16, no.25, 1945-12-22 (ISSN: 0032-0390)
Published
  • xna, Associated Newspapers Limited, 1945-12-22
Physical Description
  • 314 words
  • article
  • photo
  • Journals
  • Magazines
Part Of
  • Pix.
  • Vol. 16 No. 25 (22 December 1945)
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  • Gene Kelly Dances In Film Cartoon Fantasy POPULAR cartoon characters Tom Cat and Jerry Mouse play star roles in “Fantasy in Cartoonland,” a novel dance sequence featured in MGM’s technicolor film “Anchors Aweigh.” Fantasy was conceived and created by dancer Gene Kelly, who co-stars in the film with Frank Sinatra and Kathryn Grayson. Kelly plays a sailor who is asked by some children how he won his Silver Star decoration. Instead of relating his actual exploits he weaves a delightful fairy tale. His story tells of a strange animal kingdom dom ruled by a tyrant king (Jerry Mouse) who forbids singing and dancing ing because he himself can do neither. How Kelly teaches King Jerry to sing and dance and thus restores happiness piness to the kingdom is told in one of the most original and entertaining dance numbers ever performed on the screen. Film is now in Australia. Shipwrecked in "The Land Of Gloom,” Kelly meets a sad group of animals. Sequence was produced by Joe Pasternak and Fred Quimby. WISE old owl no longer hoots. He explains that the kingdom is ruled by a ruthless tyrant who forbids music, dancing and all forms of merriment. “SHUSHH” is frightened rabbits’ warning when Kelly plays a tune on his flute. “The palace is nearby and if our king hears you, you will be hanged.” ENCHANTED by the music, suppressed animals forget their unhappiness. An impulsive mouse climbs on Kelly’s body, kisses his cheek in gratitude. ANARCHIST Tom Cat breaks up the dance, attempts to assassinate King Jerry. Kelly averts tragedy by teaching Tom a few intricate steps. TYRANT king takes a lesson in dancing from Kelly. Ten thousand individual drawings were made to synchronise the mouse with dancer’s actions. FINALLY satisfied that no animal can sing and dance as well as he can, King Jerry pardons Tom Cat, rewards Kelly with a Silver-Star decoration.
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