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Cold Turkey (1929 film)

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Cold Turkey
Directed byWalter Lantz
Produced byWalter Lantz
Story byWalter Lantz
Bill Nolan
StarringBill Nolan
Walter Lantz
Music byBert Fiske
Animation byWalter Lantz
Bill Nolan
Tom Palmer[1]
Production
company
Universal Studio Cartoons
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • October 15, 1929 (1929-10-15)[2]
Running time
6 minutes (unconfirmed)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

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Cold Turkey is a 1929 animated Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short cartoon. It was released on October 15, 1929.[2]

Plot[edit]

Taking time off the job to dance with his "best girl," waiter Oswald is interrupted by an irate customer who wants an order of duck for dinner. Oswald obliges, but the duck resists death by decapitation and hanging. Oswald finally solves the situation by shooting the duck with a cannon, leaving it "done to a turn—and well roasted." Oswald: "Want some?" Girl: "I bite!".[3]

Cast[edit]

  • Bill Nolan as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
  • Walter Lantz as Various Voices

Notes[edit]

  • The first cartoon where Oswald speaks.
  • Leonard Maltin incorrectly lists the release date of this cartoon as being October 14, 1929.[citation needed]
  • The cartoon was copyrighted on September 23, 1929.[4]
  • Some online sources claim that Bill Nolan provided Oswald's voice for this cartoon. However, such an assertion cannot be verified, given the fact that written records stating this have yet to surface, that a print (or at least a soundtrack) of this particular film has yet to surface, and that an audio recording of Bill Nolan's voice has yet to surface. If at least the latter two of these three were available, only then, through a comparative audio analysis, could this claim be confirmed either way.

References[edit]

  1. DataBase, The Big Cartoon. "Cold Turkey (Walter Lantz Productions.)". Big Cartoon DataBase (BCDB). Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Motion Picture News, Inc (October 1929). "Motion Picture News (Oct-Dec 1929)". New York, Motion Picture News, Inc. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  3. "Ramapith: David Gerstein's Prehistoric Pop Culture Blog: Lucky New Oswald Finds". Ramapith. 2 September 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  4. Bradley, Edwin M. (2015). The First Hollywood Sound Shorts, 1926-1931. McFarland. p. 351. ISBN 978-1-4766-0684-2. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png

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