Monday, September 20, 2010

Looka Me

Jerry Beck sent some 1960s Paramount cartoons to me this week. Lots of neat finds there, so expect some highlights on this blog.

Under Howard Post's reign, the only character to take off, and I use that term loosely, was Honey Halfwitch, which continued into Shamus Culhane's reign the following year (with some changes, of course).

The following is a song from the pilot film Poor Little Witch Girl (1965), which was released as a Modern Madcap and the character being simply known as Halfwitch.

The copyright database lists the song as "Looka Me" with credits to Howard Post (words) and Winston Sharples (music) under the Famous Music Corporation label. Shari Lewis does the voice and singing, with the character having a stronger British accent than in subsequent cartoons.

If you thought the theme song was horrible, then wait 'til you hear this!


Anonymous said...

Are you Going to Upload The Whole Cartoon soon?

Chris Sobieniak said...

We can only hope! I think the cartoon that started the series later has her singing another tune about polishing shoes!