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Happy When We're Sad - from a Saturday Cartoon

DADGBE 17 Dec 06 - 09:11 PM
Peace 17 Dec 06 - 09:24 PM
DADGBE 17 Dec 06 - 09:58 PM
ragdall 18 Dec 06 - 10:36 PM
ragdall 18 Dec 06 - 10:43 PM
ragdall 18 Dec 06 - 10:47 PM
DADGBE 19 Dec 06 - 08:29 PM
ragdall 20 Dec 06 - 04:02 PM
Cool Beans 20 Dec 06 - 04:47 PM
DADGBE 20 Dec 06 - 06:34 PM
GUEST,wayne monroe 21 Dec 06 - 07:16 AM
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Subject: Happy when we're sad
From: DADGBE
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 09:11 PM

Some time in the middle of the 1950s, I remember seeing a cartoon on Saturday morning kids television in New York. It's been a while, now and my memories of it are fading (along with many other memories) but the plot was of a war between the 'happy' people and the 'sad' people.

The sad people sang:
"We're happy when we're sad, ugh!
We're always feeling bad, ugh!"
"How are you?"
"Terrible!"
"That's fine!"
"We're happy when we're sad. ugh!"

Does anyone else remember it?


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Subject: RE: Happy when we're sad
From: Peace
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 09:24 PM

'The only talking cartoons I remember from 1949-1950 were on WABD where PAT MEIKLE and BIG BROTHER BOB EMORY shared them, all 3 of them. They were as follows:

1. Happy elves sang "Sunshine, sunshine, I just love the good old golden sunshine" until the mean guys came along and sang "We're happy when we're sad; we're always feeling bad" and squirted black stuff all over everybody and made them sad. The elves struck back and shot bottled sunshine at the bad guys who now sang "We're gonna be happy and gay and never again be gray."'

from here.


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Subject: RE: Happy when we're sad
From: DADGBE
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 09:58 PM

Yup, Peace, that's the one. Now, can anyone help to find a copy of the original cartoon?


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Subject: RE: Happy When We're Sad - from a Saturday Cartoon
From: ragdall
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 10:36 PM

From: DADGBE
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 09:58 PM

Yup, Peace, that's the one. Now, can anyone help to find a copy of the original cartoon?


Here?
http://www.amazon.com/Cartoons-That-Time-Forgot-Collection/dp/6305472408


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Subject: RE: Happy When We're Sad - from a Saturday Cartoon
From: ragdall
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 10:43 PM

That was based on this information:
The Sunshine Makers is available on DVD and VHS at Amazon.com. It is one of 21 old cartoons on "Cartoons That Time Forgot - From the Van Beuren Studio."

"We're happy when we're sad. We're always feelin' bad.
How are ya?
Terrible.
That's fine."

(from: http://www.tommcmahon.net/2005/04/bordens_the_sun.html )


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Subject: RE: Happy When We're Sad - from a Saturday Cartoon
From: ragdall
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 10:47 PM

On second look, that was Vol. 2. There is also Vol. 1


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Subject: RE: Happy When We're Sad - from a Saturday Cartoon
From: DADGBE
Date: 19 Dec 06 - 08:29 PM

I was able to order the DVD. It'll be interesting to see how memory and reality collide after more than 50 years.

Thanks to both of you who made this possible. I can always count on folks like PEACE and ragdall here at Mudcat who can ferret out the most obscure stuff.


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Subject: RE: Happy When We're Sad - from a Saturday Cartoon
From: ragdall
Date: 20 Dec 06 - 04:02 PM

You're welcome. Mostly, you can count on Peace, he's an awesome researcher.


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Subject: RE: Happy When We're Sad - from a Saturday Cartoon
From: Cool Beans
Date: 20 Dec 06 - 04:47 PM

"The Sunshine Makers" was directed by Ted Eshbaugh (it's pronounced ESH-bo), an animation pioneer. My father was his accountant and used to tell this story:
    Ted didn't make the first animated cartoon but he was the first to make one in color. Whereupon he heard from a young man in California (Ted was based in New York) named Walt Disney.
    Why don't we join forces, Walt suggested.
    Ted blew him off with a who-needs-you?
    And that's why you've never been to Eshbaughland.


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Subject: RE: Happy When We're Sad - from a Saturday Cartoon
From: DADGBE
Date: 20 Dec 06 - 06:34 PM

What a great story, CB! I still hold Ted's view of Disney even though my oldest kid works for Pixar, now owned by the Disney Corp.


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Subject: RE: Happy When We're Sad - from a Saturday Cartoon
From: GUEST,wayne monroe
Date: 21 Dec 06 - 07:16 AM

Ah, yes, back in the days of Farmer Alfafa and also some of the first Mickey Mouse cartoons. "You give Pancho beeg kiss, no?...heh, heh" or one of my all time favorite scenes: "Where is she?....oh dear, oh dear oh dear...where is she?...oh dear, oh dear, oh dear...where is she?...oh dear, oh dear, oh dear....aww, nuts!"


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Subject: RE: Happy When We're Sad - from a Saturday Cartoon
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 08:41 PM

Since its now 2010 and the last posts were 2006 my guess is I'm about 4 yrs younger than most of you- I just turned 63(ugh). In any case, how do I get the cartoon?
    Please note that anonymous posting is no longer allowed at Mudcat. Use a consistent name [in the 'from' box] when you post, or your messages risk being deleted.
    Thanks.
    -Joe Offer-


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