Little Audrey

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Little Audrey is a classic series of cartoon short films. From 1947 to 1958, Famous Studios produced 16 shorts for Paramount Pictures. The shorts are a part of Famous Studios' Noveltoons series of shorts.

Shorts

  1. Santa's Surprise (December 5, 1947)
  2. Butterscotch and Soda (July 16, 1948)
  3. The Lost Dream (March 18, 1949)
  4. Song Of The Birds (November 18, 1949)
  5. Tarts and Flowers (May 26, 1950)
  6. Goofy Goofy Gander (August 18, 1950)
  7. Hold The Lion Please (August 27, 1951)
  8. Audrey The Rainmaker (October 26, 1951)
  9. Law and Audrey (May 23, 1952)
  10. The Case of the Cockeyed Canary (December 19, 1952)
  11. Surf Bored (July 17, 1953)
  12. The Seapreme Court (January 29, 1954)
  13. Dizzy Dishes (January 4, 1955)
  14. Little Audrey Riding Hood (October 14, 1955)
  15. Fishing Tackler (March 29, 1957)
  16. Dawg Gawn (December 12, 1958)

Why It Rocks

  1. Paramount animation in its purest form, next to Popeye the Sailor.
  2. The cute and playful five-year-old tomboy, Audrey stole the show and was the most adorable character.
  3. Audrey's character design is very cute.
  4. Like Bugs Bunny of Warner Bros., Mickey Mouse of Disney and Walter Lantz's Woody Woodpecker of Universal, Little Audrey was Paramount's biggest megastar of slapstick comedy cartoons.
  5. It blended slapstick, physical comedy, urban fantasy, surreal humor and fun.
  6. It had some cutesy heartwarming moments, including Audrey adorably feeding the zoo animals with the water fountain in "Law and Audrey".
  7. "Little Audrey Says" was a very cute, jazzy theme song.
  8. Like Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry, it's slapstick cartoon comedy at its best.
  9. With the success of the Little Audrey franchise, it quickly gained toys, comic books and television programs. However, the very first television program in the Little Audrey franchise, was actually a spin-off series for Netflix, called Harvey Girls Forever!, which was originally entitled Harvey Street Kids.
  10. Mae Questel sounds great as Audrey.
  11. Audrey's trademark laugh was so adorable.

Bad Qualities

  1. A few racist stereotypes such as Audrey's maid Petunia as being an African-American stereotype (kinda similar to Mammy Two-Shoes from Tom and Jerry).
  2. Due to budget cuts, the last two shorts has more limited animation than the others.

Trivia

  • Little Audrey was made after Famous Studios lost it's rights to Little Lulu.
  • "Song Of The Birds" is a remake of the Color Classics short of the same name.
  • The shorts released between 1947-1950 are currently in the public domain. The rest are still under copyright.