|Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy (1941 film)|
|Directed by||Dave Fleischer|
|Produced by||Max Fleischer|
Jack Mercer |
Sammy Timberg |
Myron Waldman |
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release date(s)||11 April 1941|
|Running time||17 mins|
Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy is a two-reel cartoon produced by Fleischer Studios and released on April 11, 1941.
The short begins with a little girl, who wanted to buy the "beautiful girl doll" but toyshop owner tells her that the two rag dolls must be sold together: the dolls' right hands are sewed together. But the little girl didn't have enough money and the owner couldn't separate the dolls. So the toyshop owner tells the girl the story behind the two dolls.
In Ragland, needles, thread, scissors and other sewing implements come to life to create Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy. The paintbrush who painted the dolls' faces tells them in order to get their names, they must go to the Castle of Names, and they must hurry before sunset or they will nothing but rags for the rest of their lives. Outside, the two met the Camel with The Wrinkled Knees, who said he'll take them to the castle. But on their way to the Castle, Raggedy Andy falls under the alluring spell of a Spanish doll, breaking Raggedy Ann's candy heart. Ann was treated at the castle's hospital, and when the doctors said her broken heart is something doctors can not treat, the camel rushes out to find Andy. Meanwhile, in "Glover's Lane" the Spanish asked for Andy's name, but Andy said he doesn't have one; so she rejected him saying "You are just a nobody without a name." Luckily the camel finds Andy , and Andy rides into Ann's hospital room with the certificates for their names. He then sings the title song, "Raggedy Ann," and then she wakes up, and hugs Andy. They skip down a sort of wedding aisle and are sewn together at their right hands so that they can never be separated.
At the end of the story, the little girl, understanding the story leaves for home, when the toyshop owner said "Just because I can't sell you one doll, doesn't mean I can't give you both of them," and gives the little girl the two dolls she thanks him and walks home.
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