The first of Fleischer Studios' "Color Classics" cartoons filmed in three-strip Technicolor.
SOMEWHERE IN DREAMLAND, loosely adapted from (and featuring) the song of the same name, concerns a poor girl and her brother who become fascinated by the confectionery they see in the baker's window as they pass by. That night, after an unsatisfying dinner, they dream of a marvelous world filled with candies and cakes. It isn't entirely clear if the song was written for the film or predates the cartoon. Composer Murray Mencher was known to write popular music during the era (most notably "Merrily We Roll Along," the theme for Warner Brothers' Merrie Melodies cartoons) but he was also commissioned to write specifically for films as well. Presumably, the latter is the case here.
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This was quite good...and much less irritating or strange like a lot of Fleischer's work. It was pleasant, funny and cute. I love the old cartoons too...they are very different from today's.
It was great seeing this old cartoon again. I love the old cartoons!