UPA Week: Rooty Toot Toot

Now here's just about the best example of that "visual jazz" UPA style I was talking about, and an Academy Award nominee to boot: 1951's "Rooty Toot Toot," the story of Frankie, on trial for shooting her lover Johnny "rooty toot toot, right in the snoot." It's directed by John Hubley, and written by Hubley and Bill Scott (who'd later be head writer, co-producer, and voice for Bullwinkle, among many other credits), loosely adapted from the traditional song "Frankie and Johnny."

Enough history. Cartoon!

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