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Friday, July 13, 2012

Toonerville Trolley: Toonerville Picnic

This short seems appropriate for Friday the 13th.  Mr. Bang's doctor prescribes some rest and relaxation at the beach to calm his nerves, so he hops the Toonerville Trolley to the seashore.  It does not end well.  I've seen one or two Toonerville Trolley cartoons, but this is the first one I've seen that is in color.  From the Internet Archive, here is the 1936 Van Beuren Studios cartoon, Toonerville Picnic.

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