Noveltoons "Spree for All" (lost original color print of animated short; 1946)

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Title card from the black and white French print.

Status: Lost

Spree for All is a 1946 Noveltoons animated short film that was released on October 18, 1946, by Paramount Pictures. It features Snuffy Smith from the then-popular comic strip Barney Google and Snuffy Smith who was discharged from the army, had put a new prefabricated house hallway between the Mulligans and McCoys, who are careless with their rifle fire.

Status

The short was considered a lost film due to King Features’ (owners of Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip) requirement that the prints and negatives be destroyed after ten years until in early 2016 when it turned up on French eBay as a black and white with French subtitles 16mm print and was put on YouTube by David Gerstein, a rare cartoon locator-extraordinaire.[1]

While the black and white version of the short survives, no original color prints of the short are known to exist.

Gallery

The available black and white print.

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