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The Birth of Little Audrey

Little Audrey (full name: Audrey Smith) is a fictional character, appearing in Paramount Pictures' Famous Studios cartoons from 1947 to 1959. She is considered a variation of the better-known Little Lulu, devised after Paramount decided not to renew the license on Marjorie Henderson Buell's comic strip character. Despite some superficial similarities between the two characters, the Famous animators were at pains to design Audrey in contrast to Lulu, adopting an entirely different color scheme and employing the stylistic conventions common to Famous Studios' later '40s repertoire, as opposed to Buell's individualistic rendering of Little Lulu. Little Audrey was voiced by Mae Questel, who had also voiced Little Lulu, as well as most of Paramount's other major female cartoon characters including Betty Boop and Olive Oyl.

History

Animated cartoons

According to most sources, Audrey first appeared in the Noveltoon Santa's Surprise (1947), where she was the most prominent member of a multicultural child cast, and was briefly seen in the January 1948 Popeye cartoon Olive Oyl for President. Her first starring vehicle was the short Butterscotch and Soda, released July 16, 1948. In common with many animated shorts of the period, child-like fantasy played an important role in Audrey's early cartoons, which often used dream sequences as the basis of the storylines. In this way, Audrey could ride the clouds with Mother Goose (Goofy Goofy Gander, 1950), attend a wedding in Cakeland (Tarts and Flowers, also 1950), or face an underwater tribunal of outraged catfish (The Seapreme Court, 1954). Slapstick humor crept into the series with the release of Surf Bored (1953), which pitted the precocious little girl against a hulking but ultimately brainless life guard. A total of sixteen cartoons starring Audrey were produced for theatrical release sets in 1900s, several of which were re-packaged for television from the late 50s on.

She was the only character in the series to have their own theme song with vocals ("Little Audrey Says", by Winston Sharples and Buddy Kaye). Some other characters (and certain one-shots) in the series had their own themes, but were entirely instrumental. Two other series, Casper the Friendly Ghost and Herman and Katnip had their own vocal themes, but only after leaving the series.

Television era

The pre-October 1950 Little Audrey cartoons were sold to television distributor U.M.&M. T.V. Corp. in 1956. Only two Little Audrey cartoons were syndicated with U.M.&M. titles. National Telefilm Associates completed the refilming of the titles to the other Little Audrey cartoons that were sold to U.M.&M. The post-September 1950 cartoons would be sold to Harvey Comics, when they acquired the rights to the character in 1959. Meanwhile, Olive Oyl for President would be sold along with the rest of the Popeye series to Associated Artists Productions.

The original Little Audrey cartoons were syndicated under the title The Harveytoons Show. New cartoons were created for The Wacky World of Playful Little Audrey in 2013, also on Disney Junior.

Character

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Little Audrey's last name is Smith.[1]

Little Audrey has brown hair with ribbons. She wears a little dress with puffed sleeves, white ankle socks, and black Mary Jane shoes. In the short subjects the dress and ribbons are blue, but by the time of her Harvey comics runs they are red.

The comic "Little Audrey and Melvin and Cousin Suzie's Dance Party" (issue unknown) reveals that Audrey has a cousin named Suzie who has a friend named Bubu.



In other media

Comic strip

Animation historian Jerry Beck notes Famous Studios animator Steve Mufatti drew a short-lived "Little Audrey" comic strip in 1951 syndicated by King Features. These strips were also reprinted in 1952-55 Harvey Comics.[2]

The Birth of Little Audrey

Little Audrey's Birth

Little Audrey magically pops out of the painting, when the painting comes to life.

To recap, Little Audrey was created by Seymour Kneitel in 1946. In the first story, a Mother needs a little girl, and finds himself an artist (Nudnik) to paint her one. With one spritz from a bottle of water of life, the painting springs to life with the words "Hi, I'm Little Audrey!"

Comic books

Little Audrey was never as successful as Famous' best known creation, Casper the Friendly Ghost, but the character had considerable success in printed form. The first Little Audrey comic book series was St. John Publications from April 1948 to May 1952. Featuring stories which depended more on situation comedy than on fantasy, the comics featured artwork done in a style approximating the original Famous character designs (most of them by Steve Muffati). The series met with moderate success on the newsstand, running for approximately twenty-four issues until Little Audrey was licensed by Harvey Comics in 1952.

Initially, Harvey's comic-book version closely followed its animated template, but the character was redesigned during the mid-fifties to conform more closely to the company's in-house style. The general storyline was simultaneously overhauled to provide Audrey with supporting characters such as Melvin Wisenheimer, her ugly, prankish arch-rival, and Tiny, a young black boy. Domestic comedy gradually took over the scripts, as Audrey was shown in conflict with parents, teachers, and other authority figures.

Harvey purchased the rights to all of Famous' original properties - Little Audrey included - in 1958, also acquiring the rights to the post-1950 Audrey cartoons. It was during this time that the "definitive" Audrey came into being, taking on the signature red dress and appearance most often associated with the character. By 1960, Little Audrey was the best known of Harvey's female characters due to her multi-media presence (comic books, television/theatrical animation and - briefly - newspaper strips), although her popularity was later eclipsed by the company's other female characters, Little Dot, Wendy the Good Little Witch and Little Lotta.

Later comic series were titled Playful Little Audrey and Little Audrey & Melvin. In the latter, Audrey and Melvin become less antagonistic and Audrey demonstrates affections for and jealousy towards him, much like Little Lulu had tone with Tubby Tompkins.

During her most successful period, Audrey starred in at least four of her own titles and was a back-up feature in Richie Rich, Casper, and Dot. The character lasted until 1976, when an industry-wide distribution slump brought an end to most of Harvey's line and most children's comics in general. Since that time, the character has undergone several revivals and made scattered television and video appearances, most notably in The Richie Rich Show (1996) and Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure (1998).

In popular culture

According to B.A. Botkin, Little Audrey jokes were in circulation in the 1930s:

Little Audrey is a folk-lore character about whom thousands of nonsensical short tales during the past five or six years — have been told. Sometimes Little Audrey parades as Little Emma or Little Gertrude, but she usually is recognizable by a catch phrase 'she just laughed and laughed'. The amusing incident is typically a catastrophe. Little Audrey sees the humor in any situation. As the character audrey frequently ends her animations by laughing hysterically, it seems likely she is based on this folklore that precedes the animations.[3]

Famous Studios filmography

All cartoons listed are entires in the series unless otherwise noted. Credited directors for each short are noted, in the 60's Audrey Cartoons was made from Rembrandt Films.

Title Director Voices Summary
Santa's Surprise
Noveltoons series
Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Jack Mercer as Russian Boy/Dutch Boy
As Santa delivers presents to Audrey and some other children, they slip into his sleigh to repay him by cleaning up his house, often with a clumsy Dutch boy's antics.
Olive Oyl for President
Popeye the Sailor series
Isadore Sparber Audrey appears briefly in a sequence where she's seen pushing a baby carriage, while licking a gigantic ice cream cone nestled inside of it.
Butterscotch and Soda
Noveltoons series
Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Amanda Randolph as Petunia
Audrey is confined to her room by her family's maid for wanting to eat candy instead of a nutritionally balanced lunch. She then dreams about going to a candy land, feasting on every scrumptious confection imaginable, and getting sick to her stomach while candy monsters narrate her painful plight in swing song, admonishing her for the pig she's made of herself, which eventually puts her off sweets.
The Lost Dream
Noveltoons series
Bill Tytla
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Amanda Randolph as Petunia
  • Jackson Beck as Sandman/Devil
Audrey has dreams about how dreams are made and cannot resist the temptation to open the Black Door.
Song of the Birds
Noveltoons series
Bill Tytla
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Amanda Randolph as Petunia
Audrey is enjoying her air rifle, until she shoots down a baby bird and is filled with remorse until she sees it survived. The other birds, however, don't believe she's sincere about her reformation (even after she destroys the rifle), until the baby bird proves it. A remake of a March 1, 1935 Max Fleischer Color Classic of the same name. (Actually The Song of the Birds, the 'the' was dropped)
Tarts and Flowers Bill Tytla
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Jackson Beck as Gingerbread Man/Devil's Food Cakeman
While waiting for her cookies to bake, Audrey dreams about a marriage between the Gingerbread Man and Angel Cake about to terminated by the Devil Cake.
Goofy Goofy Gander
Noveltoons series
Bill Tytla
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Jack Mercer as Johnny/Piggy/Bird
  • Sid Raymond as Pinhead/Bird-Brain/Carnival Barker/Humpty Dumpty
When Audrey is sitting in the corner for not paying attention, she dreams about the Mother Goose Land about to be threatened by a couple of comic book crooks.
The Little Girl Who Could Fly Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey/Little Sam
  • June Foray as Little Jim
  • Barbara Luddy as Audrey's Mother
Audrey learns to fly, so Jim and Sam Helps her. but she has to try any number of ways to gain enough speed to get it off the ground.
Sam's Dance Party Isadore Sparber
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey/Little Sam
  • Alan Shay as Boy
  • June Foray as Little Jim
  • Cecil Roy as Girl
  • Barbara Luddy as Audrey's Mother
Audrey, Pal and her Mother want to Sam's Dance Party, but Audrey don't know how to Dance.
Audrey's Doll Sitter Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Cecil Roy as Little Tina
  • Jack Mercer as Cat 2
  • Sid Raymond as Cat 1
  • Mel Blanc as Cat 3
Audrey is Doll-Sitting for Tina, but when 3 alley cats see Audrey, they begin to make fun of her. so They are so caught up in their abuse of Audrey singing Portuguese-Brazilian Carmen Miranda's "Mamãe eu quero" A few minutes later, the whole song stops as Tina returns and demands to know what is going on, Audrey awards herself her own Doll.
Butterfly Audrey Isadore Sparber
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Arnold Stang as Butterfly
  • Sid Raymond as Bee
Audrey whats to be a Butterfly as she Dreams of incests. whan a Butterfly shows Audrey the world of incests a Bee whats to sting her by saying "Stupid Bee". but when she Wake up the Butterfly flies on her nose.
Good Billy Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Jack Mercer as Bully Billy
  • Barbara Luddy as Audrey's Mother
Billy plays tricks on Audrey, so she and her Mother set a trap on him until he was good and he won't do trick again.
Hold the Lion Please Isadore Sparber
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Jack Mercer as Pet Shop Owner/Policeman
Audrey really wants a pet, but she can't afford one. At the zoo she tries to get a baby kangaroo and seal but their mothers won' let her. Audrey then befriends a lion, who scares away the townspeople.
Little Snow-Audrey Isadore Sparber
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Cecil Roy as Little Tina
  • Jack Mercer as Bully Billy
  • Barbara Luddy as Audrey's Mother
Audrey whats to Play in the snow, she saw Tina building a Snow-Audrey and Having a Snow-Ball Fighting with Billy. her mother saw a Snow-Audrey, until that makes the Real Audrey "One Lucky Girl".
Make's Music Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey/Little Sam
  • Cecil Roy as Little Tina
  • June Foray as Little Jim
  • Jack Mercer as Bully Billy/Man
  • Barbara Luddy as Audrey's Mother
Audrey and her Friends whats to be in the Band, so they played music. but when her Audrey's friends has Measles they won't played at the party when an idea strikes her, she could be "A One Girl Band".
Audrey the Rainmaker
Noveltoons series
Isadore Sparber
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Alan Shay as Raindrop
  • Jack Mercer as Man Looking for Water/Flowers/Raindrop
  • Jackson Beck as Rainmaker
Audrey is so annoyed by the rain, she wishes strongly it wouldn't rain again. She dreams that drought hits the continent hard that she seeks the Rainmaker for help.
Lotta's Cheese Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Robert Ellis as Little Lotta
  • Jackson Beck as Lotta's Father
Audrey is having lunch with Lotta, she smells Lotta's Cheese. but Lotta won't let her and played outside with Audrey when the smell came again on Audrey but Lotta ate it up.
Law and Audrey Isadore Sparber
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Mel Blanc as Pal
  • "Sheriff" Bob Dixon as Policeman
  • Jack Mercer as Park Keeper
Audrey plays baseball with Pal, but she hurts and angers a police man several times, that he chases her, but Audrey brokes the law and she's going to jail when he drowning in a pond. Which is probably why Audrey ends up putting herself under arrest.
Dot and Audrey Isadore Sparber
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey/Little Sam
  • June Foray as Little Jim
  • Tommy Luske as Little Dot
Audrey saw a girl who can remember to dot her "I's". so she help her with Sam and Jim, but what happens when ink splat on dot's dress. until they called her "Little Dot".
Dots, Dots, Dots Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Tommy Luske as Little Dot
It was Snowing and Audrey was taking Dot of a Walk, But When Dot sees Dots or Spots she began to Feel Light as a Feather. Audrey tries to Stop her and has a idea. she use Sunglasses on Dot's eyes so that she can't look at Spots or Dots.
Be Yourself Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Tommy Luske as Little Dot
  • Cecil Roy as Dolly (Audrey's Doll)
  • Bill Thompson as Policeman
Audrey is helping her Doll Named Dolly, Than Go for a Walk until she a Real-life Doll that Dance, Skip and Run that Audrey chases her, but the Doll was Dot in disguise and be punish when Audrey calls her "Polka Spot-it".
Audrey's Candy Sack Seymour Kneiter
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Jack Mercer as Bully Billy
Audrey has a Bag of Candy from Billy's lemonade Stand. when Audrey put the bag away She then dreams about candy land, feasting on every scrumptious confection imaginable, and getting sick to her stomach while candy monsters narrate her painful plight in swing song, when she wakes up and can't stand no more. but the is full of Rocks, so at the end Audrey has a Bag of real Candy.
The Case of the Cockeyed Canary Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey/Ugly Bird/Mary Canary
  • Barbara Luddy as Audrey's Mother
  • Cecil Roy as Forest News Bird
  • Sid Raymond as Turtle
  • Mel Blanc as Jimmy Durante
  • Jack Mercer as Bob Hope/Stool Pigeon/Cock Robin
Audrey dreams she's a detective (complete with Deerstalker hat) on a case of murdered Cock Robin. She chases the suspect; a cuckoo bird (a caricature of Harpo Marx). Mary Canary confesses that she only shot Robin with a cupid arrow.
Surf Bored Isadore Sparber
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Mel Blanc as Pal
  • Jackson Beck as Lifeguard
Audrey takes Pal to the beach regardless that dogs are not allowed. As Audrey tries to incessantly keep Pal, she has to rescue the life guard from a giant octopus.
Dot in Love
in CinemaScope
Isadore Sparber
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Tommy Luske as Little Dot
  • Jackson Beck as Man
  • Cecil Roy as Boy
  • Paul Frees as Hot Stuff
  • Barbara Luddy as Audrey's Mother
Dot is full in Love with a Boy. a Red devil appears, presumably as Audrey's "evil nature" (although too large to perch on her shoulder as conscience and anti-conscience characters customarily do). He convinces Audrey that every time Everyone falls in love, it means trouble for her. then he sends her on her way to stir up trouble armed with a hatpin. until a boy was gone. Dot was now Audrey's Friend again.
Little Runaway Car Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Tommy Luske as Little Dot
  • Barbara Luddy as Audrey's Mother/Dot's Mother
  • Sid Raymond as Little Lotta
  • Jackson Beck as Lotta's Father
When Audrey's Mother has a Visit of Dot's Mother and Lotta's Father, Dot was gave Audrey a Ride in Lotta's Car until is a Runaway Car.
Cousin Suzie Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • June Foray as Cousin Suzie
  • Tommy Luske as Little Dot
  • Barbara Luddy as Audrey's Mother
Audrey was going to have tea with her Cousin Suzie. until Her Mother and Dot know she was having a Party when Suzie came to Visit her. with all the Dancing and having Fun.
Audrey's Night Out Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Tommy Luske as Little Dot
  • Barbara Luddy as Audrey's Mother
  • Jack Mercer as Man
Audrey didn't get any Sleep. so her Mother sing her a lullaby to put Audrey to sleep but she start to Sleepwalk and Dot tries to Stop her, finally she Woke Audrey up.
The Seapreme Court
The Award Winner
Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey/Little Fish
  • Jack Mercer as Various Fish
  • Jackson Beck as Judge
  • Bill Thompson as Police-Fish
  • Sid Raymond as Whale
  • Sterling Holloway as Sawfish
While fishing Audrey goes to the seabed and is tried a criminal in a fish court of murder. When she is to be sentenced to the eel-lectric chair, she tries to escape and finds that it was a dream.
Audrey and the Pirates Isadore Sparber
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey/Little Sam
  • June Foray as Little Jim
  • Jackson Beck as Pirate Captain
  • Tommy Luske as Little Dot
  • Cecil Roy as Little Tina
  • Robert Ellis as Little Lotta
  • Mel Blanc as Pal/Pirate
  • Jack Mercer as Bully Billy
Audrey was Shipwreck when she spots a pirate ship. when she was a Cabin Girl, she tells the Pirate Captain that she thrown the Match in the Powder magazine, when her friends has to rescue her.
Dot's Diary Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey/Little Sam
  • June Foray as Little Jim
  • Tommy Luske as Little Dot
Dot has her Diary of all the things she done. She tells Audrey about played baseball with Jim and Sam, and when Petunia hits Dot on the head causing her to forget who she is and she believes she is a mouse, but this time Dot play a Trick a Petunia, or did she.
The Mad Doctor
in CinemaScope
Isadore Sparber
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Mel Blanc as Scientist/Doctor
Audrey lives a pampered life, oblivious to the fact that a scientist plans on switching his brain (or at least her personality, since no surgery is involved) with that of a chicken, the scientist brings her out to the operating theater, in front of an audience of fellow doctors. Audrey, of course, thinks she's been brought out to perform. she pulls out all Audrey but is pushed away. He strikes her with a hammer while the girl is in the middle of a scat routine, but Audrey quickly revives and becomes a vendor instead, selling hot dogs to the scientists, only to be hammered again. She runs and a chase ensues. finally he got Audrey and placed on the table, metallic mind-switching caps on him and the rather uninterested-looking chicken. But at the last minute, he switches the electrodes (though it is revealed at the end that Audrey cut the wire connecting to his electrode instead) and the scientist ends up clucking like a chicken, while the chicken (with the scientist's mind) states in plain English his hope that the experiment can be reversed.
Dizzy Dishes
in 3-D
Isadore Sparber
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey/Audrey's Mother
  • Paul Frees as Radio Announcer
  • Jack Mercer as Martians
While using her contraption to wash dishes for her, Audrey dreams about aliens with the power to disintegrate. Only Audrey with her superweapons can stop them.
Little Audrey Riding Hood
in CinemaScope
Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey/Audrey's Mother/Phone Operator
  • Jackson Beck as Burglar
Audrey is sent to take a cake to Grandma. At Grandma's house, a burglar is robbing the place, but has to hide in bed from Audrey. Once uncovered, the burglar chases Audrey until Grandma comes to her rescue.

Business Girl
Buzzy Crow series
in CinemaScope

Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Jackson Beck as Buzzy
  • Arnold Stang as Herman
Audrey is Reading a book of birds until she hear Buzzy singing. she make a crow sandwich but buzzy has a cure for a Spraint Arm. until Audrey is doing what a book said and chase him, she gave up on Birds.
Little Dancer
Buzzy Crow series
in CinemaScope
Isadore Sparber
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Jackson Beck as Buzzy
  • Barbara Luddy as Audrey's Mother
Audrey has dancing lesson but didn't know how to, so she is reading a science fiction comic book called 'Ace' when she saw Buzzy fishing at the pool, Audrey make a crow salad but Buzzy tells her how to Dance. finally Audrey was a good Dancer.
I'm Just Curious
in CinemaScope
Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Tommy Luske as Little Dot
  • Cecil Roy as Little Tina
  • Mel Blanc as Pal
  • Barbara Luddy as Audrey's Mother
Audrey and her Mother came to Visit Dot, when she saw a Doghouse and look all right inside for a party. so she brings in some items like a fan and a pitcher of water, chairs, party favors, emptying ashtrays. Dot and Tina whats to know why, and her Mother was Curious about what's inside. When Audrey takes a look inside, she sees that the party is real. so she goes back in and comes out in the end with party favors and wearing a hat.
Lucky Crow
Buzzy Crow series
in CinemaScope
Isadore Sparber
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Jackson Beck as Buzzy
  • Barbara Luddy as Audrey's Mother
Audrey and Buzzy are in Lucky. so Buzzy shows Audrey things are Lucky and Unlucky until Audrey is unlucky and begin to chase Buzzy, when she meets a Black Cat.
Fishing Tackler
in CinemaScope
Isadore Sparber
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Sid Raymond as Truant Officer
Audrey and her dog Pal try to spend a peaceful day fishing, while avoiding the mean old truant officer.
Aurdey's Baby Talk
in CinemaScope
Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey/Little Sam/Babies
  • Tommy Luske as Little Dot
  • Cecil Roy as Little Tina
  • Sid Raymond as Little Lotta
  • June Foray as Little Jim
  • Mel Blanc as Pal
  • Barbara Luddy as Audrey's Mother/Nurse
Audrey finds a baby and with her Friends she takes it to a foundling home, where the babies welcome them and become their playmates. Unfortunately, the nurse not knowing that a Ghost was Dot in a towel. Audrey leaves the place in tears. But the nurse and her friends have a change of heart when they hear the babies crying for a Friend.
Lotta and Dot's Sandpit
in CinemaScope
Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Tommy Luske as Little Dot
  • Robert Ellis as Little Lotta
  • Mel Blanc as Pal
Audrey and Dot found a sandpit belong to Lotta, until they join in. they dance and played in the sand until Audrey give up and walks out and pal follow her.
Spotty Girl
in CinemaScope
Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Tommy Luske as Little Dot
  • Mel Blanc as Pal
  • Barbara Luddy as Audrey's Mother
  • Paul Frees as Radio Announcer
Dot what's to be on the radio show, so Audrey tries to help her but she was gone, so she and her Mother want to the radio show try to see Dot.
The Kissing Game
Buzzy Crow series
in CinemaScope
Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Jackson Beck as Buzzy
  • June Foray as Little Jim
  • Robert Ellis as Little Lotta
  • Barbara Luddy as Audrey's Mother
Buzzy tells Audrey about the Kissing game, Her kisses Jim and Lotta, but she was trick by Buzzy and begin chase him until she was kiss by her Mother.
Suzie's Hypnosis
in CinemaScope
Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • June Foray as Cousin Suzie
  • Tommy Luske as Little Dot
Suzie has a book of hypnosis, and was hypnotized Audrey to look for Treasure with a help from Dot. until she wake up from Suzie's spell. finally Audrey Hypnotized Dot by Saying "I am now Asleep".
Dawg Gawn
in CinemaScope
Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Mel Blanc as Pal
  • Jackson Beck as Dogcatcher
Pal so much wants to go to school with Audrey, but she shoos him away. Audrey then has to rescue Pal from a sadistic dogcatcher.
Spook a Nanny
Noveltoons series
in CinemaScope
Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Cecil Roy as Casper
  • Norma MacMillan as Wendy
  • Sid Raymond as Baby Huey/Katnip
  • Eddie Lawrence as Tommy Tortoise
  • Jackson Beck as Buzzy
  • Arnold Stang as Herman
  • Mel Blanc as Pal
Casper, Wendy and their Friends celebrating Halloween when they saw Audrey coming to the house they played tricks on her in the end they sing the "Spook-A-Nanny" song.
Southbound Crow
Buzzy Crow series
in CinemaScope
Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Jackson Beck as Buzzy
Buzzy was going south, not when Audrey whats him for lunch. so he tell Audrey about hot and cold. until his gone Audrey whats to go South too.
Little Audrey Peep
in CinemaScope
Seymour Kneitel
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Mel Blanc as Pal
  • Sid Raymond as Wolfie
  • Bill Thompson as English gentleman
Audrey was Dreaming about Little Bo Peep with pal will look for her sheep, until Wolfie has them. they trick him as a ghost, finally Audrey found her Sheep.

Rembrandt Films filmography

The following Little Audrey cartoons were directed by Gene Deitch, produced by William L. Snyder, and animated at Snyder's Rembrandt Films in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now known as the Czech Republic and Slovakia). All cartoons were released to theaters by Harvey Films

Title Director Voices Summary
Land in Audrey Gene Deitch
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Mel Blanc as Pal
  • Heather Angel as Audrey's Mother
  • Jack Mercer as Duck Hunter
  • Jimmy Weldon as Duckling
A flock of wild ducks is flying south, among them is the duckling, and The Hunter with his shotgun sees them. He fires several shots at them by the way and shoots the duckling in the wing. The wild duckling cries out in pain and tries to catch up its family on one wing, It slowly falls out of the sky and down to earth. The wild duckling ends up sliding across the ground, hits a rock, and bounces down. Audrey and Pal hears the racket and is terrified to discover that duckling laying lifelessly, then Audrey listens for a pulse and discovers that the wild duckling is alive and the duckling immediately wakes up with a start. but when he sees that Audrey has saved him, She straightens out the duckling's arm and makes a makeshift sling for it. The wild ducks of the family flying in the sky are heard quacking; The hunter perks up when he sees the opportunity to shoot another duck down. This sound also attracts the duckling who says a sound of "bye!" to Audrey and tries to join its family flock, the duckling cannot get off the ground and soon the hunter starts to shoot at it. the hunter corners the wild duckling and just before he plants a bullet in his feathers. The Hunter's shots barely graze the wild duckling's rear and Audrey is told to patch him up after hearing the duckling's explanation. The Hunter imitates a duck sound by blowing through a thin tube intending to call him and flush him out of hiding. The wild duckling mows over and want out, but then doesn't see anything, The duckling passes by Audrey's Feet and she took it in. (with her mother) Audrey put Bandages on the wild duckling's body. The Hunter uses his caller again. Just then, the wild duckling obligingly comes out, taking the anvil with him. When the duckling runs past The Hunter's Legs. Audrey hits the hunter, The duckling then succeeds in getting in the air and shakes off its bandages, and it flies away with the other of the wild ducks, bidding farewell to Audrey, Pal and her Mother, who waves goodbye to it after using the hunter's duck whistle to imitate a sound of greeting from ducks.
Twin Trouble Gene Deitch
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey and Little Sam
  • Mel Blanc as Pal
  • Heather Angel as Audrey's Mother
  • Bruce Reitherman as Little Dot
  • Norma MacMillan as Audrey's Twin Sister
  • Daws Butler as Unlicensed Dog and Dogcatcher
Audrey's Twin Sister (Mary) was Visiting Audrey, but when she ask mother is Audrey in here until she meet her. Audrey tell Mary she be Audrey and Mary will be Audery. as mary was Audrey and want to play with Dot and Sam, Audrey and Pal want to the town (pick up a newspaper along the way) then she was horrified. The newspaper says: "LAST DAY FOR DOG LICENSES! DOGS WITHOUT TAGS TO BE LOCKED UP IN CITY POUND." she sees the city pound truck is driving past through the street, but the driver sees audrey, pal and the Unlicensed dog. Panicking, the Dog disguises himself to be a lamp. they escapes from the pound, at the end pal is now caught. Audrey tells the catcher that he will sacrifice for Mary, Sam, Dot and her dog and is ready to enter the truck. The dog then cries about the drama and gives Mary her hat and cane back and drives the truck and speeds away (with Mary as her Pet) as The catcher chasing the truck.
The Heart of Gold Gene Deitch
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Mel Blanc as Pal
  • Bruce Reitherman as Little Dot
  • Robert Ellis as Little Lotta
  • Jim Backus as Tax Collector
  • Gilbert Mack as man who loves Gold
Audrey has enter a gold mine by a man who loves Gold but then she Remembers her money box that sings ('Take my advice, do what I say, save a little money for a rainy day') Audrey always saves her money. she tells Pal, Dot and Lotta about the mine, they what to the 50/50 mine and start to look for gold the man was in luck when they found the gold, but Audrey tell him that is her money.
Girls Only Gene Deitch
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Mel Blanc as Pal
  • Jack Mercer as Bully Billy
  • Daws Butler as Boy 1
  • June Foray as Boy 2
  • Jackson Beck as General Barker, Buzzy and Hunter
  • Dayton Allen as Dog and Fox
  • Gilbert Mack as Huey's Father
  • Sid Raymond as Baby Huey and Katnip
When Billy says "Nobody home" written on it, his two friends run to the house. Billy lets them in then one of billy's friends says: "I got the pictures, pal! These are the funniest home movies I ever took. Wait till you see what happened to these dumb dogs. (Audrey peep out of the dog house) Boy do you make a monkey out of them. They don't know whether they are coming or going. (they laugh) Okay, douse the lights. (Billy is about to shut the lights off.) Hold it!" he points to Audrey, who merely intends to watch the film with the boys. But Billy won't allow her to. So, he put Audrey out and put a sign on the door it read "BOYS ONLY". The Boy says: "OK boys, here we go!" The movie starts. The movie's title is the "Havrey films" logo. Then first part of the film starts and its title is "Lover boy". Audrey what it to see. so she what to the back Door. This part starts with a zoom into scenes from News Hound, Hound About That and Huey's Father's Day After the cartoon the Boy laughs and says: "Lover boy" while mimicking Billy, but then sees Audrey again. Billy put her out of the house again. Audrey had a idea, she would be as a boy. The Boy says: "Part two coming up. This is the time the Cat went fishing, Pal!". Part two is named "The Dumb Dog" (scene from Better Bait Than Never.) After that cartoon The Boy says: "Now there is a dumb dog!" and sees Audrey again, watching the movie as the Boy, The boys frown at she while the boy yells: "Excuuuuuse me!" and runs to Audrey But she runs away before he can kick her, causing slip and fall down. Audrey runs next to the dog house, sees the door being slammed and can't stand no more. she want to the Window and saw thet The movie's third part had just started and it is named "New leash on life" (scene from Fide Beta Kappa). After that cartoon, the boys laugh manically. The Boy says "Screwball in a side pocket" and then continues laughing. An infuriated Audrey then appears behind The Boy, who then imitates Dog's barking, but upon realizing the imminent danger to come, falters and his voice turns into "bow-wow". after that these a new Sign that read "GIRLS ONLY", and Audrey can watch the movie with Pal. the fourth part of the Movie is named "The Dog's life" (scene from Dawg Gawn).
It's Greek to Audrey Gene Deitch
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Mel Blanc as Pal
  • Jack Mercer as Bully Billy
  • Allen Swift as Narrator
Audrey read about the ancient Greek Acropolis, than she fall Asleep and Started to Dream. than a narrator introducing the ancient Greek Acropolis, describing its wealth and beautiful architecture ("All the world has seen the beautiful Greek Acropolis from the front"). However, the narrator reveals that on the other end of the Acropolis, people were far lower-class and lived in poor conditions and housing ("But the world never knew what went on behind its back"). Audrey is depicted as one of these inhabitants, an alley cat who lives in the shadows of Athens. with pal she found the Greek Acropolis (where billy lived). so she tries to enter the Acropolis, only to be thrown out because there is a sign which says that girls are not allowed to go in, After failing to hit Billy with a catapult, she successfully sneaks in but has to keep hiding from the guards, accidentally knocking the arms off the Venus de Milo sculpture in the process (thus giving it its current appearance). She Found Billy just in time, he gets the better of her several times, tricks him into jumping on a chariot, and unhooks the horses. than she woke up and saw that she was in billy's garden, then she want home with pal and the closing shot features Audrey and Pal running Down the Street with the narrator saying that the Greeks had a word for it: "HELP!".
Tina's Little Secret Gene Deitch
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey and Little Sam
  • Mel Blanc as Pal and Hotel Manager
  • Cecil Roy as Little Tina
  • Jack Mercer as Italian Chef and Bully Billy
  • Allen Swift as men who lived at room 30
  • Heather Angel as Audrey's Mother
  • Bruce Reitherman as Little Dot
  • June Foray as Little Jim
  • Robert Ellis as Little Lotta
Tina smells pizza at the hotel but the Italian chef won't let her or Audrey have the pizza. Audrey had a idea. she will gave pizza for her friend so she would be as a lady, but when the Hotel Manager saw Audrey at the hotel the chase began, until her mother saw her she gave her a hug and the Italian chef tell her that Audrey was "One Lucky Girl".
Tot Watchers Gene Deitch
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Mel Blanc as Pal
  • Bruce Reitherman as Little Dot
  • June Foray as Babysitter Jeannie and Dot's Mother
  • Bill Thompson as Policeman
Babysitter Jeannie is instructed to look after Dot and an unnamed baby (from the baby's parents) while dot's mother goes out. However, Jeannie pays more attention to the telephone than her actual babysitting. Audrey plays baseball with Pal, until the ball land on front of Dot. she gave the ball back to Audrey. when dot fall asleep, the baby crawling out of its pram. Audrey was Curious so She and pal Follow the baby, got the baby and put it back in its pram. then Audrey and pal want back to play baseball just as the baby escaping from the pram again. so Audrey and Pal chase the baby as it crawls down to the street and into the park, when she found the diaper she attempts to put the baby's diaper on, but in the impending confusion, ends up putting the diaper on herself while the baby crawls off,. Later on, Jeannie is in panic, crying, telling a dot and her mother that she was babysitting, took her eye off the baby for "one teensy minute", and the baby was gone. A tired Audrey and pal arrive with the baby. Jeannie grabs the baby while the two try to escape, but the policeman arrests Jeannie and Dot, assuming they were "baby nappers". at the park when Audrey was wearing a Girl officer Badge, the police officer cannot believe Dot, Jeannie and Dot's Mother's explanation. Just then, to their surprise, the baby crawls past them.
Fastest Skip in the West Gene Deitch
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey
  • Bruce Reitherman as Little Dot
  • Daws Butler as Wild Bill Hiccup
  • Allen Swift as Shopkeeper and Sheriff
Audrey: the Fastest Skip in the West, who comes to town riding spurs like skates. she arrived in the Old West town of Dry Gulp, Dot - wanted for "cheese rustlin'" - steals a piece of cheese at the general store. When the shopkeeper angrily demands action, the sheriff hires the "fastest skip in the West". She want into the sheriff's office and gives her a card saying "Have Skip, will Travel". Audrey then gives a poor demonstration of how she is quick on the draw with Water Pistols. Audrey and Dot gather for a confrontation of drawing their weapons, but when Audrey draws her weapons, she accidentally breaks her belt and the bottom half of her skirt, much to Dot's amusement and a chase begins until they reach Dot's hideout. she rushes inside, but Audrey puts his hand through the door, trying to get her, Dot opens the window and hits Audrey's head. then Audrey chases Dot to Rocky's Saloon, where she find her in the basement. Audrey is now armed with a Water Pistol, Dot tricks Audrey into a game of turning the light on and off, until Audrey finally falls down to the bottom of the stairs when the light is left off. The chase continues with Dot running to her hideout, Audrey brings a powder keg from the general store, hoping to get rid of Dot once and for all. a mouse drills a hole in the bottom of the keg and the gun powder trickles out before Audrey lights the fuse at the top. Panicked, Dot pushes the barrel into a water hole near the sheriff's office. But the fuse at the top is still burning and the keg explodes, destroying the Sheriff's office. The Sheriff angrily aims her six shooter at Dot and chases her out of town, and Audrey was the new Sheriff.
Caribbean Jim Gene Deitch
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey and Little Sam
  • Mel Blanc as Pal
  • June Foray as Little Jim
  • Allen Swift as Captain and Dicky Moe
While fishing Audrey Dream about Dicky Moe when she meet Jim and Sam trying to get some bread until they cowardly behavior. Shortly afterward in a 19th-century fishing harbor, the captain of the Komquot finds Audrey, Sam and Jim searching for food in the harbor, knocks Audrey out, and takes than aboard. Sam believes at first that they is going on a cruise, but the captain soon puts than to work scrubbing the deck. As they works Audrey sees Pal and Tell then that the captain was mean. they saw the captain obsessed with catching the great white whale Dicky Moe. His obsession unnerves Pal so badly that they all have to leave the ship in the end With the help of a rope thrown by Sam, Audrey climb out of the barrel as the captain sights Dicky Moe and fires a harpoon gun. Audrey, Jim, Sam and pal realizes too late that they are holding the free end of the harpoon's rope, and they yanked off the ship. As the whale swims off, with Audrey, Jim and Sam tied to him by the rope, the whale yelling "Help", the captain yells for him to come back with his whale than Audrey woke up and saw she got a fish.
Dot's Big Day Gene Deitch
  • Mae Questel as Little Audrey and Little Sam
  • Bruce Reitherman as Little Dot
  • June Foray as Little Jim
  • Heather Angel as Audrey's Mother
Audrey and Dot has a talents for Audrey's Mother, Jim and Sam, they do singing, dancing, magic tricks, xylophone act, scatting (ala Danny Kaye) and acting until Sam wonders what's behind the theater, Audrey find the magic box for their next act, in the end Audrey found Sam in the box.

These episodes were rebroadcast as "The Adventures of Little Audrey" which airs on ABC, and The Harveytoons Show (a.k.a. Little Audrey and Friends) which currently airs on Teletoon Retro.

Little Audrey's Cartoon Show

Little Audrey's Cartoon Show is a television series presenting theatrical animated cartoons produced by Famous Studios, starring Harvey Comics character, Little Audrey. It airing in 1961 on ABC Sponsor of Mattel Toy Company and Kellogg's with originally featured 1950-59 Famous Studios theatrical cartoons starring Little Audrey and others like Casper the Friendly Ghost, Herman and Katnip, Baby Huey, Buzzy the Crow and other Noveltoons and the Little Audrey Act segment by Gene Deitch staring Little Audrey and Her Friends (Pal, Little Tina, Little Jim, Bully Billy, Little Sam, Little Lotta and Little Dot).

Episodes

Audrey Cartoon Cartoon #1 Cartoon #2
The Case of the Cockeyed Canary Sleuth But Sure Top Cat
Little Audrey Riding Hood Git Along Little Ducky Boo Scout
Dizzy Dishes One Quack Mind Boo Hoo Baby
Surf Bored Fido Beta Kappa Kitty Cornered
Law and Audrey La Petite Parade Ship A-Hooey
Hold the Lion, Please Sock-a-Bye Kitty Casper Genie
Dawg Gawn Bouncing Benny You Said a Mouseful
The Seapreme Court Doing What's Fright Huey's Father's Day
Tarts and Flowers Dutch Treat The Voice of the Turkey
Fishing Tackler Will Do Mousework Huey's Ducky Daddy
The Little Girl Who Could Fly No Ifs, Ands or Butts From Dime to Dime
Aurdey's Baby Talk Northwest Mousie Ghost Writers
I'm Just Curious Which is Witch Swab the Duck
Audrey's Night Out Poop Goes the Weasel Crazytown
Butterfly Audrey Feast and Furious Boo Bop
Cousin Suzie Mouseum Trick or Tree
Dots, Dots, Dots The Awful Tooth Out of This Whirl
Spotty Girl Tweet Music Perry Popgun
Audrey and the Pirates Ice Scream Cat in the Act
Little Audrey Peep Fright-day the 13th Land of the Lost Watches
Audrey's Candy Sack Good Scream Fun Possum Pearl
Sam's Dance Party Cat-Choo Winner by a Hare
The Mad Doctor Boo Moon Better Bait Than Never
Little Snow-Audrey True Boo Jumping with Toy
Suzie's Hypnosis Hysterical History Red, White, and Boo
Dot in Love Electronica Pest Pupil
Be Yourself Surf and Sound Casper's Spree Under the Sea
Dot's Diary Scout Fellow Rabbit Punch
Little Runaway Car In the Nicotine Mr. Money Gags
Spook a Nanny To Boo or Not to Boo Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

The Adventures of Little Audrey

The Adventures of Little Audrey is a television series presenting theatrical animated cartoons produced from 1950 until 1964 and produced by Famous Studios, starring Harvey Comics character, Little Audrey. It began airing on ABC on Septermber 5, 1989.

Episodes

# Talent Audrey Cartoon #1 Joke Noveltoon/Audrey Cartoon #2 Song Air date
001 Blast off Law and Audrey Fishing The Voice of the Turkey Tulips from Amsterdam September 5, 1989
002 Beach Dawg Gawn Dog Fido Beta Kappa How Much is that Doggie in the Window September 7, 1989
003 Mysteries Surf Bored Sea No Place Like Rome Oh Ma, Ma September 15, 1989
004 Race Dizzy Dishes Money The Inquisit Visit Little Audrey Says September 17, 1989
005 Circus The Case of the Cockeyed Canary Big Game Possum Pearl Make them Laugh September 21, 1989
006 Under Water The Seapreme Court Take 1 Shootin' Stars By the Beautiful Sea September 25, 1989
007 Dress up Hold the Lion Please Zoo Pedro and Lorenzo I Wanna be Like You September 26, 1989
008 Gong Ho Cantonese Restaurant Little Audrey Riding Hood High Jump Dante Dreamer Do-Ra-Mi September 28, 1989
009 Orchestra Fishing Tackler Hats La Petite Parade New York, New York, The Bells October 8, 1989
010 Christmas Little Snow-Audrey Boxes Jumping with Toy with Baby Huey Jingle Bells November 8, 1989
011 Little Red Riding Hood Butterfly Audrey Bees The Oily Bird The Ugly Bug Ball November 9, 1989
012 Birds can Fly The Little Girl Who Could Fly Mermaid Land of the Lost Watches Jeepers, Creepers November 11, 1989
013 Cooking Show Tarts and Flowers Run Audrey Off we Glow Oh, Susanna! November 15, 1989
014 in the Snow Audrey's Candy Sack Sweets Candy Cabaret Ain't She Sweet November 18, 1989
015 Night Club Audrey's Night Out Ships Drippy Mississippi M-i-s-s-i-s-s-i-p-p-i November 23, 1989
016 Hoilday Sam's Dance Party Football Fiesta Time Summer Hoilday November 27, 1989
017 Rainbow I'm Just Curious Spring It's Greek to Audrey Sing a Rainbow December 1, 1989
017 Halloween Spook a Nanny in the Dark Suzie's Hypnosis Spook a Nanny December 5, 1989
018 Painting Dots, Dots, Dots Kite Twin Trouble Camptown Racers December 8, 1989
019 Award Winner Cousin Suzie Show Tina's Little Secret No Business like Show Business December 11, 1989
020 Magic Little Runaway Car Tricks Fastest Skip in the West By The Light of the Silvery Moon December 17, 1989
021 Baby Aurdey's Baby Talk Hospital Tot Watchers Hush Little Baby December 27, 1989
022 Baseball The Mad Doctor Jump Rope Girls Only The Man on the Flying Trapeze January 7, 1990
023 Pirates Audrey and the Pirates Island Caribbean Jim Sailing, Sailing January 9, 1990
024 Toy Shop Be Yourself Audrey's Doll The Heart of Gold Three Little Fishies January 13, 1990

References

  1. "The ETC Sitter," Playful Little Audrey #75 (Apr. 1968). Confirmed in "Little Audrey and Melvin and The Secret of Silent Island" (issue unknown), where Audrey's friend Lucretia (visiting her uncle Bruce Bagley) refers to Audrey's mother as "Mrs. Smith".
  2. "Paramount/Famous Studios Original Titles, Cartoon Research website. Accessed Dec. 12, 2011.
  3. Botkin, B.A. A Treasury of American Folktales (Random House, 1944).

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