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Frolicking Fish

A Silly Symphony

Release Date : May 8, 1930

Running Time : 6:02


Title tells all here, until the festivities are interrupted by a "scary" octopus.


Bert Gillett
Johnny Cannon
Norm Ferguson
Les Clark
Ben Sharpsteen
Frenchy de Tremaudan
Dave Hand
Wilfred Jackson
Jack King
Tom Palmer
Merle Gibson
Carlos Manriquez
Emil Flohri
Bert Lewis


United States
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Technical Specification

Color Type: Black & White
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono : Cinephone
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by Columbia Pictures, Inc.


From Tom Wilkins : Can't really expect much from this cartoon, because the Silly Symphony was only in its second year when this came out. The fish were the centerpiece here, but the octopus showed early on that it was going to be around before the cartoon was over. Add some lobster and starfish and you have an early lunch buffet at Red Lobster on screen. But I wonder... why such a dark, bad-quality screening?
From Jerry Edwards : All types of sea creatures amuse themselves by singing and dancing. A fish escapes a pursuing octopus by dropping an anchor on its head. In a common animation goof, the fish earlier escapes, after being swallowed, through a gap in the octopus's teeth. Of course, before and after, the octopus is shown with no gaps. Generally a rather boring cartoon with nothing really special. The prints shown on the Disney Channel don't help due to the poor picture and sound quality of the print.

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