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Monday, June 26, 2006

"Cilly Goose": a "lost" Noveltoon !

Correct me if I'm wrong, but, as far as I know, this cartoon was rarely shown on TV stations in the US, and it is also very hard to find among animation collectors in the whole world.
It is also one of the funniest Noveltoons that I've ever seen!

A dream! It was only a dream!

Yours Truly,

Duck Dodgers


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in the ealry 1980s KTTV in Dallas-Fort Worth aired "Cilly Goose" as a regular part of its NTA package, and I remember the cartoon from WNEW in New York in the mid-1960s (but admittedly, that's a pretty long while ago).

It's the first Noveltoon done by Famous Studios upoon its return to New York, which may in part explain the now-obscure gag of the title character riding on the back of the fire engine with New York mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia (who was famous for showing up at major fires in the city during his 12 years as mayor). And if you're a little kid, the mob scene that follows her inability to lay another golden egg is effectively disturbing.

11:58 am

Blogger Duck Dodgers said...

Cool news!
I'll update my post!

12:07 pm

Blogger Kevin W. Martinez said...

Hey Andrea.

These Screens are fantastic. It looks like Cilly Goose provided a much-needed interesting twist to the "Goose that laid the golden egg" story.


12:56 pm

Blogger Duck Dodgers said...

I suppose that somehow the people behind this French channel obtained these original prints and restored the cartoons.
They look in a superb way!

12:59 pm

Blogger Duck Dodgers said...

J Lee ,

I agree with you that the scne where Cilly is tortured to do other golden eggs is very disturbing.

1:04 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andrea --

The torture images from that cartoon stuck with me for 40 years, and I've probably only seen it 2-3 times since the 1960s (the absence of the NTA package of Famous and Fleischer cartoons deprives people today of seeing how many disturbing images the studios came up with over the years, though some of the PD cartoons on DVD, like "There's Good Boos Tonight" or "King for a Day" give you a sample of some of that work).

2:27 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Andrea!

Wow... so that's what Cilly Goose looked like in animation! Until now, I only knew her from her comic book appearances. She was featured in Dell's ANIMAL COMICS, where the great Walt Kelly wrote and drew several stories with her!
In the comics, Cilly became a Donald Duck-like character with a show-off brother named Minefield. Hopefully I can scan one or two of those great stories soon.
Other ANIMAL COMICS stories included some crazy stories with Blackie the Sheep and Hector the Henpecked Rooster (with Herman, making his comics debut). Dell only had the Famous Studios license very briefly, though (it seems to have lasted about two years).

6:25 pm

Blogger Duck Dodgers said...

could you send me some scans of them stories?
I'll post them and I'll mention you!

7:53 pm

Blogger Chris Sobieniak said...

I only wish I could see this stuff myself!

5:20 am

Blogger patrick mate said...

Thank you Andrea for alls those screen capture I don't remember having seen any of all those shorts.
the mother goose is priceless.
Long live Duck Dodgers!

2:47 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of those ANIMAL COMICS Famous-themed comics stories... John Stanley wrote several of them. They're among his first comics work. I know for a fact that he wrote some stories in ANIMALs #9-11, and possibly other issues.

Best, Frank

3:38 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I once had a B/W 16mm dupe print (NTA) of Cilly Goose. It was so dark you could not see many details. Even so, it was one of the most popular films I had amongst viewers.

11:56 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This cartoon is very hard to find.

1:46 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think that these prints/video masters might actually have come from Republic/Viacom? Since many of these shorts are still under copyright, this seems to be the only logical explanation?

I actually think it's plausible - there may be official "international" PAL versions, with restored titles, that are MIA in English-speaking countries (similar to the beautiful Terrytoon prints also shown in France).

2:12 am

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cilly Goose is going to remain in the Paramount vaults, permanently.

8:55 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

>Cilly Goose is going to remain in the Paramount vaults, permanently.
Unless we give Paramount 4 million dollars so that we can license their own negative of Cilly Goose.
(Yeah, you can copyright master film elements.)

1:52 pm


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