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The Enchanted Square (1947)

Passed | | Animation, Short | 9 May 1947 (USA)
In this Paramount Noveltoon (production number P6-3) Police Officer Flanagan gives a little blind girl, Billie, a Raggety-Ann doll, and she is told she can see it if she uses her ... See full summary »

Director:

Seymour Kneitel

Writers:

Johnny Gruelle ("Raggedy Ann" created by), Shane Miller (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Jackson Beck Jackson Beck ... Officer Flanagan (voice) (uncredited)
Gwen Davies Gwen Davies ... Billie's Mother (voice) (uncredited)
Cecil Roy Cecil Roy ... Billie (voice) (uncredited)
Joyce Terry Joyce Terry ... Raggedy Ann (voice) (uncredited)
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In this Paramount Noveltoon (production number P6-3) Police Officer Flanagan gives a little blind girl, Billie, a Raggety-Ann doll, and she is told she can see it if she uses her imagination; she does so and the slum neighborhood is transformed into an enchanted fairyland, alive with beautiful colors and music. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Animation | Short

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Praça Encantada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Famous Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Going Direct For The Heart Strings
19 December 2008 | by Seamus2829See all my reviews

'The Enchanted Square' is one of those animated shorts like most of the other shorts from Famous Studios that has sadly gotten the s**t end of the stick (most of the non Popeye shorts produced by Fleischer & Famous Studios that were released by Paramont Studios got sold to various film distribution firms in the mid to late 1950's in 16mm to television stations,and subsequently got lost in a black hole in space in the late 1960's,making them extremely hard to find,although badly scratched prints have turned up on cheaply produced VHS video copies years later). This is one of the few Raggedy Ann shorts that Famous Studios produced. The story concerns a Raggedy Ann doll,found in the trash & found by a kind policeman (voiced by Jackson Beck),and is given to the mother of a little blind girl. When Ann comes to life (in the girl's fantasy),and points out to the girl about how she can see more than she can with eyes. This is a beautifully illustrated & animated short that is a depart from the usual laugh filled shorts (i.e. Popeye,Little Lulu,etc)that Famous was known for. Pity that these long lost shorts aren't available for a generation that could appreciate early cell animation.


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