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With: (voices) Stan Freed, Pauline Loth, Kenny Gardner, Gwen Williams, Jack Mercer, Tedd Pierce, Carl Meyer
Written by: Dave Fleischer, Dan Gordon, Tedd Pierce, Izzy Sparber, Carl Meyer, Graham Place, Bob Wickersham, Bill Turner, Cal Howard
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 78
Date: 03/19/2013

Bugville (1941)

3 1/2 Stars (out of 4)

Gone Buggy

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Great news for families: the UCLA Film Archive has restored Max and Dave Fleischer's much-neglected classic animated feature film Hoppity Goes to Town (a.k.a. Mr. Bug Goes to Town). The second and last feature cartoon from the Fleischers (the first was Gulliver's Travels), this is a stunningly beautiful and moving tale of good and evil bugs in New York City looking for a place to live. Hoagy Carmichael co-wrote the jazzy songs. In 2008, the film was released on DVD under a third title, Bugville.

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