My Old Kentucky Home (film)


My Old Kentucky Home (film)

My Old Kentucky Home (1926) is a short animation film originally released on 13 April 1926, by Max and Dave Fleischer of Fleischer Studios as one of the Song Car-Tunes series. This cartoon uses the original lyrics of "My Old Kentucky Home" (1853) by Stephen Foster, and was recorded in the Lee DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film system.

My Old Kentucky Home appears to be the first attempt at animated dialogue, as a dog in the film mouths the words "Follow the ball, and join in, everybody" in remarkable synchronization though the animation was somewhat limited, making sure that lip-synch was synchronized perfectly. The Fleischers had previously started the follow the bouncing ball gimmick in their Song Car-Tune My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean (released 15 September 1925).

This film came two years after the Fleischers started the Song Car-Tune series in May 1924, and two years before Paul Terry's Dinner Time (released September 1928) and Disney's Steamboat Willie (November 1928).

A clip from the film is used in the opening credits of the Futurama episode "Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?".

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • My Old Kentucky Home (disambiguation) — My Old Kentucky Home is a song by Stephen Foster. My Old Kentucky Home may also refer to: My Old Kentucky Home (film), a 1926 animated short My Old Kentucky Home State Park, a park in Bardstown, Kentucky, U.S. Old Kentucky Home , a song by Randy… …   Wikipedia

  • In old Kentucky —    Charles T. Dazeys four act melodrama, which opened on 23 October 1893 for 160 performances at the Academy of Music, was a perennially popular play on American stages for decades following its initial New York production. Dazey s simple plot,… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • Old Sparky — of Arkansas Old Sparky is the nickname of the electric chairs in Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, New York, Texas, and …   Wikipedia

  • Old Dominion University — Seal of Old Dominion University Motto A Portal to New Worlds[1] Established 1930 …   Wikipedia

  • Old-time music — Stylistic origins British folk, African music, minstrel, Tin Pan Alley, gospel, Appalachian music Cultural origins English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish African, French, German, Spanish …   Wikipedia

  • Old Mother Riley's Ghosts — is a 1941 British comedy film directed by John Baxter and starring Arthur Lucan, Kitty McShane and John Stuart.[1] It was part of the long running Old Mother Riley series. Old Mother Riley inherits a castle in Scotland, but it appears to be… …   Wikipedia

  • Old Mother Riley in Business — is a 1941 British comedy film directed by John Baxter and starring Arthur Lucan, Kitty McShane and Cyril Chamberlain.[1] It was part of the long running Old Mother Riley series of films. Old Mother Riley s pub faces competition from a large chain …   Wikipedia

  • Old Main (Wayne State University) — Old Main U.S. Historic district Contributing property …   Wikipedia

  • Old Colony House — U.S. National Register of Historic Places U.S. National Historic Landmark …   Wikipedia

  • Old One — may be a term used to refer to a god or other deity. Old Ones may also be a term used to refer to beings who co existed with early humans according to many religions. These terms may also be found in fantasy and horror fiction. Contents 1… …   Wikipedia