Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Overlooked Films: St. George and the Dragonet (from the record by Stan Freberg)

Stan Freberg's record "St. George and the Dragonet" was a number one hit in 1953, and he followed later that year with "Christmas Dragnet" (aka "Yulenet"). I can't find any info on where this cartoon came from. Anybody know?

Keep an eye on the chief's desk in the police station. You'll see two Marx plastic flintlock pistols. Most of those were marketed with Davy Crockett's name etched on the barrel.

The usual round-up of unusual and Overlooked Films awaits you at Sweet Freedom.


Cap'n Bob said...

I enjoyed Freberg way back when.

Todd Mason said...

Possibly the same people who did Gumby, but this looks more sophisticated, so my guess is the Rankin/Bass folks.

That looks like one of the Freberg puppetry stills from TIME FOR BEANY, back in the Paramount Television Network days...

Anonymous said...

Never seen this. Been a while, but I could still quote the next lines before they came up. Freberg, Daws Butler, June Foray & Hy Averback.

Art Scott