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Aesop's Fables from the Van Beuren Studio, Volume 1 RESTORED Blu-Ray

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 Aesop's Fables from the Van Beuren Studio, Volume 1 Blu-Ray:

Aesop’s Fables, Volume 1 is a compendium of the most delightfully bizarre, surrealistic, and strangest animated cartoons of the depression era; and of the small New York-based Van Beuren Studio that created them. The series features a cast of characters including skipping hippos, musical monks, dancing architecture, bony piano-playing spectres, drunken singing turtles and skeletons dancing and playing the piano. The Van Beuren shorts also feature wonderful and peppy musical scores by Gene Rodemich, popular dance band leader of the 1920s.
 This new Blu-ray collection of 16 Fables, all transferred and digitally cleaned up from original 16mm and 35mm film prints.
Titles include:

  • Hunting in 1950 (1926)
  • Land O' Cotton (1929)
  • Custard Pies (1929)
  • The Fly's Bride (1929)
  • Summer Time (1929)
  • Noah Knew His Ark (1929)
  • Gypped in Egypt (1930)
  • The Office Boy (1930)
  • Old Hokum Bucket (1931)
  • The Fly Guy (1931)
  • Makin' 'Em Move (1931)
  • The Family Shoe (1931)
  • Toy Time (1931)
  • The Wild Goose Chase (1932)
  • Silvery Moon (1933)
  • The Bully's End (1933)

Bonus Features include:

  • An Æsop Fables Primer (overview and notes on the cartoons)
  • Meet The Maestros (profiles of Josiah Zuro, Carl Edouarde, and Gene Rodemich)
  • About Fables Music (revealing titles of familiar melodies in Fables, Disney and Iwerks cartoons)
  • Side by side comparison Animation Sequence (Toy time and Silvery Moon)
  • An Æsop Fables sing-a-long
  • Original cylinder and 78 rpm recordings of fables melodies and best-selling sides by Gene Rodemich and his orchestra.
  • Picture Gallery includes Posters, packages ,advertisements
  • Original and reissue title cards
  • Æsop Fables Movie Book (1931 children’s publication by the Van Beuren staff).
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