Heigh-ho, Couch Pumpkins! Toon into...

Margali's Midnight MatineeYes, more silly stuff...

"It's showtime, brave hearts!"

So let's get things started off on the right foot, which is connected to the ankle-bone, the ankle-bone's connected to the shin-bone, the shin-bone's connected to the knee-bone . . .
It's the creation of Ub Iwerks (yes, that was his name!), and it launched Disney's Silly Symphonies. Wowzers!

Dear old Ubie (Ubbe Ert Iwwerks, to give him his propers) must have like that idea a lot, because he revisited it sometime after parting company with Disney, with his "Skeleton Frolics".

Enough with the skeletons for the moment. (It looks like the Break Room downstairs!) Let's see what's shaking over at Betty Boops Hallowe'en Party:

If that wasn't quite weird enough, well, the boys at the Fleischer Studios could definitely do weird. I've got the proof for youright here, Couch Pumpkins!

Meanwhile, Ub Iwerks strikes again! After the co-creator of Mickey Mouse struck out on his own, he came up with Flip the Frog. Flip, on the other hand, came down with a bad case of "Spooks!"

Sticking with the theme, as it were, we find the accomodations no more inviting over at the "Cobweb Hotel." But you have to admit, they are sticky . . .

If you're going to mix bugs and hotels, I think I'd rather trust Bugs to make the travel arrangements:

Of course, if you get out and travel, you're bound to meet such in-ter-esting people . . .

Unfortunately, we seem to have left Betty back at the hotel. At least she gets some really good hot jazz riffs from the Old Master, Cab Calloway. (His dance moves were adapted into several Fleischer cartoons -- and much later by some kid named Jackson . . . )

Betty sure gets around. But she should be more careful WHAT she gets around!

Oh, Betty, we tried to warn you! Not the Wax Museum!


(Yes, Couch Pumpkins, that WAS Bela Lugosi doing the honours -- and now I suppose Ms. Boop is a different sort of "flapper" altogether!)

Need a break, brave heart?

Now, where were we? Oh yes, poor Betty! However, I wouldn't worry too much. I know someone who's just dying to make a new friend. Or already has. Died, that is. (Oh, just roll the cartoon already!)

You know, I'm a necromancer, but there's still something about that one that disturbs me . . .

Moving right along then (quickly). We've had skeletons, ghosts, goblins, and vampires. Isn't about time we had a witch?
How about two of 'em -- and both named Hazel, yet!

Curiously enough, both our wonderfully wicked witches have something in common besides their names. Both were voiced by the talented June Foray, also known as the voices of (amongst other characters) Rocket J. Flyingsquirrel, Natasha Fatale, Nell Fenwicke and little Cindy Lou Who.

And now it's time for something . . . different, Couch Pumpkins. After all, this is Thriller Theatre . . .

Ah, that's more like it, eh? Not exactly what you'd expect from the folks that brought you "Mr. Magoo"? Carry on, brave heart, as we return to the Mouse Factory . . . sort of . . .

If it's Vincent Price he wanted, then it's Vincent Price he shall have. AND Poe. We do aim to please . . .

And so to bed. To sleep, perchance to dream. But what dreams may come . . . ?

That ends our little midnight matinee for now, m'dears. But here's something to take us on out as the curtain rings down . . .

"We gratefully acknowledge the numerous contributors responsible for our evening's entertainment."
- The Management

Th-th-th-th-that's NOT all, folks! Well, it is for this page for now, but do feel free to wander about the grounds. You'll find the most in-ter-esting things buried in them, my, my . . .

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