LOONEY TUNES (Looney Toons): Hollywood Steps Out (1941) (Remastered) (Ultra HD 4K)

This video streams up to Ultra HD 4k (2160p). Hollywood Steps Out is a 1941 short Merrie Melodies cartoon by Warner Bros., directed by Tex Avery. The cartoon features caricatures of Hollywood celebrities from the 1930s and early 1940s including Clark Gable, Wallace Beery, Bing Crosby, Greta Garbo and Groucho Marx. Directed by: Tex Avery Produced by: Leon Schlesinger Story by: Melvin Millar Voices by: Kent Rogers (Additional Male Characters-uncredited) Dave Barry (Additional Male Characters-uncredited) Mel Blanc (Jerry Colonna/Peter Lorre-uncredited) Sara Berner (All Female Characters-uncredited) Music by: Carl W. Stalling Animation by: Robert McKimson, Virgil Ross, Rod Scribner Studio: Leon Schlesinger Productions Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures Release date(s): May 24, 1941 (Original), October 2, 1948 (Blue Ribbon Re-Issue) Color process: Technicolor Language: English 8thManDVD.com and all content © 2016 ComedyMX LLC. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use is prohibited. The looney tunes (commonly mistaken as Looney Toons) series features characters such as bugs bunny, daffy duck & porky pig. The looney tunes cartoons, movies and new looney tunes show have been produced for years. The looney tunes full episodes, produced by the official looney tunes are available on DVD and TV.

Fun Fact: $50 in 1941 was the equivalent of $822 in today's money.
Mmm Ghool
Is this what watching family guy will feel like in 50 years? A bunch of celebrities and references no one but the last few of my aged generation able to understand it?
alejandro navarro vadillo.
Somebody watching this Jewel in 2019!???
Myname Jeff
They all look like handsome squidward.
Mortimer Mcbride
This seems like one of those weird dreams. Later you don't know how to explain it
J wilson
I feel like if I knew these people, it would be way more funnier
RanCon Press
$50 dollar Dinner. Still expensive even today in 2019
RIP Kent Rogers, who did all of the male voices (save for the impersonation of Jerry Colonna, which was done by Mel Blanc). Incredibly, Rogers was only SEVENTEEN years-old when he did these impressions in 1941. He joined the Navy during WWII and was killed in a training flight at the age of 20. Incredible talent, gone too soon.
Muma Studios
Marvel: 'Infinity War' is the most ambitious crossover event in history. Looney Toons: Hold my beer.
It's annoying that they cropped it into a fake 'wide screen', which means lots of the original image is missing.
Watching this was creepy as a kid.
I havent seen such a beautiful bubble since I was a child
Diana Rendon
Sadly now ALL of them have passed on, I believe Rooney was the last one of these folks left before he passed on.
Ed F booboo
The first stars seen are Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, and, at a table behind them, Adolphe Menjou and Norma Shearer, followed by Cary Grant, seated alone Then Greta Garbo comes along selling "cigars, cigarettes, butts." In the next scene Edward G. Robinson asks Ann Sheridan, "How's the Oomph girl tonight?" She responds by uttering the word "Oomph" several times. Her final "Oomph" surprises him. (She was a sex symbol known as the "Oomph" girl in those years. The camera then tracks past some tables: the first one has Henry Binder and Leon Schlesinger sitting there as an in-joke, while the soundtrack quotes "Merrily We Roll Along" — the theme to the Merrie Melodies series. (Schlesinger was producer for the Looney Tunes cartoons and Binder was his assistant.) The camera shows some other tables which are reserved for people: Bette Davis, a large sofa for Kate Smith (a well known singer at the time, noted for her ample girth), and the last table is reserved for comic strip (and movie and radio) characters: Blondie, Dagwood, and Baby Dumpling, with a fire hydrant for Daisy the dog. Johnny Weissmuller leaves his overcoat behind to reveal his Tarzan outfit, Sally Rand (famous for her striptease acts and fan dance), leaves her trademark feather "fans" behind and leaves presumably naked. In the next scene James Cagney informs Humphrey Bogart and George Raft that they must prepare to do something risky. They, all known for their "tough guy" roles, get ready, turn, and start pitching pennies. Harpo Marx, usually the prankster in the Marx Brothers films, sticks some matches under Garbo's foot, then lights them. She reacts very slowly and coolly to the pain, a parallel to her serene and cool acting style by slowly saying, "Ouuchhh." Then Clark Gable spots a girl, whom he follows with his head turning around 180 degrees (He was known for his womanizing). Bing Crosby introduces the first musical number by conductor Leopold Stokowski. Stokowski. Dorothy Lamour is seen sitting at a table with James Stewart. Tyrone Power dances with Sonja Henie, known for her ice-skating movies. The Three Stooges poke and smash each other in rhythm to the beat and Oliver Hardy dances with two girls at the same time; Cesar Romero dances with Rita Hayworth. . The camera then cuts to Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland sitting at a table. He asks his "father", Judge Hardy (Lewis Stone), for a favor. Sally Rand (identified as "Sally Strand") performs the bubble dance. William Powell, Spencer Tracy, Ronald Colman, Errol Flynn, Wallace Beery, and C. Aubrey Smith Kay Kyser (a well-known band leader at the time, nicknamed "The Professor". A group of men look, whistle in unison, and exclaim, "Baby!" They are William Powell, Spencer Tracy, Ronald Colman, and Errol Flynn. Sitting down are Wallace Beery and C. Aubrey Smith. Peter Lorre,. Henry Fonda enjoys the act too. J. Edgar Hoover says "Gee!" several times as a pun to his function as G-man. Boris Karloff, Arthur Treacher, Buster Keaton, and Mischa Auer watch the spectacle without any emotion, which was typical for their film roles: Ned Sparks, another famous movie "grouch" asks them if they are having a good time. Jerry Colonna reacts in excitement to the act and utters his catchphrases "Guess who?", and the camera reveals an invisible character next to him: "Yehudi!" ("Who's Yehudi?" was his famous catchphrase, referring to a violinist he could never find, hence an "invisible man".) Finally, Harpo Marx shoots the bubble with an improvised slingshot. It bursts and Strand is shown wearing a barrel underneath. "She" turns out to be Groucho Marx in drag — "Well, fancy meeting you here!"
The animation is beautiful, some of the best I’ve ever seen from the 40’s.
I love this cartoon, but I have to say, it’s creepy as hell
Rare lampooning of pre-WWII Hollywood in cartoon form. But in some cases you had to know the background stories to fully "get" the satire.
marc dewey
Glad to see they included Moe,Larry and Curley in this.
Raymond Steen
Like the scene of where James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and George Raft played toss the coins. Also when Clark Gable stalking somebody who turned out to be Groucho in disguise LOL!!!!
Alex Evans
I love old cartoons but this one is creepy lol 😂
John Williams
3:11 outchhh....😂😂😂.
I guess being a Boomer has it's advantages. I recognize pretty much every character in this cartoon. It wasn't really meant to have a plot, just poke fun of the personalities of the time. And in case the joke was lost in time, the gag with Bing Crosby and the horse was he'd founded the Del Mar Racetrack for horse racing in the late 30's and it'd become quite the sensation (distraction) for him. The Bing Crosby Stakes began in '46.
diana ionita
Clark's appearances are priceless! I just laughed my socks off 😂😂😂....Henry Fonda nailed it as well 😂😂
Andrew Garcia
I remember watching this episode a few times as a kid in the 70's. It was one of my favorites. Times were simpler then with 5 or 6 channels on TV.
First Last
1941: Let's make a joke about taking out a loan for a $50 dinner. 2019: $50 dinner? I'll have 2.
You're Gonna Wanna Watch
This is the Ready Player One of the 40's
back when 50 dollars was a fortune
Joseph Barnes
My guys are at 4:57 Curly Howard, Larry Fine, and Moe Howard. The Three Stooges. Those guys always put a smile on my face.
Justin Carawan
Hey! I only recognize The Three Stooges and Dr. Frankenstein's Monster! I am young, after all! 😁
Kitsco 45
It was mostly thanks to looney tunes that I'm familiar with old/dead celebrities or at least their quotes
Gerry Wayne
Great voice characterizations of GENUINE AUTHENTIC MOVIE STARS, BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK 2... true classic cartoons from the golden era of Hollywood
recovery beer
That cigarette lady is all twisted up on opiates.
I guess this was funnier when the references were relevant.
I loved the animation.
MY EYES! It's so ugly it hurts :O
Out of the 46 stars caricatured, Mickey Rooney was the last survivor until his death on April 6, 2014
Manuel Mateo
That Mr. Smith had me laughing non-stop.
4:57 los tres chiflados
Billy LegumbreS
I've nevee seen something so goofy...yet classy.
Holy fucc. THIS was the episode that freaked me out as a kid
Haha love the Peter Lorre part I admire the art animation!
George Bethos
Absolute genius, thanks so much for posting☯️🕉🙀
EpicBlur SJC
All I got was Bing Crosby and the three stooges.
Dannetta Thomas
Thank you for this, my family and I are right now trying to name each character, and so far the women are winning!!!!! Lol lol
@ 7:00 - 7:07, funny how J. Edgar Hoover would be saying "GEE, GEE, GEE!" which would later mean "GAY" for him, as he turned ot to be in real life!
Rabah El Aawar
Loved the Weissmüller impression... Undressing his suit to reveal Tarzan 🤣
Gillian Day
6:31, "I haven't seen such a beautiful bubble since I was a child" *shudders* Peter Lorre.
2 am gang? 2 am gang anyone?
Diana Rendon
@ 1:32 "if I ever told my favorite wife the awful truth"...Ha does this mean he had more than one wife? 😄😄😄😄😄😄
Serge the Blerge
6 months to pay $50. Wow 🤣😂 To think I paid $50 just yesterday on a few car cleaning products lol
Date Masamune
When I watched this as a kid, I had absolutely no idea who any of these people were. XD
Like those funny caricatures drawings
Regis Dabney
no cartoon today can match these cartoons, classic best
this honestly feels like a nightmare...though i did recognize like 3 people
Ha Ha I saw the 3 stooges! Great animation of them here.
eddie b
Was this the only time Cagney. Robinson, Bogart, and Raft were in a film together?
Rob McLean
$50 in 1941 = $835 in 2017!
paco ramon
When a 50$ meal was a joke.
I use to watch these cartoon back in early 90's in Cartoon Network's ToonHead
Robert Espinoza
Hollywood people show them smiling in front of Camera but they are bitter behind the camera How sad lying to themselves for fame and money
Jonathan Pruch
Ann Sheridan: “oomph! Oomph! Oomph!” 😂😂😭
sweet puddin
I LOVE this one dearly!!! Thanks so much!!!
That Jimmy Stewart one was perfect xD
Anxiety Man
The voice of Jimmy is George Bailey from its a wonderful life
Serge the Blerge
It's creepy but so intriguing you can't look away.
Julian Pierpont
Name of the conga song at 4:00
Alejandro Zeballos
Una joya, de antaño. Saludos.
Spider Man
*"$50 DOLLARS!"*
Matthew Smollen
When Mickey Rooney (as Andy Hardy) didn't have $50 for his meal, why did he tell Lewis Stone (as his father) that he would like to have a heart to heart talk with him before they both went into the kitchen to wash the dishes to pay off?
Mr wiskers
YouTube shooo! Your recommendations are bothering me.
Brenda Lai
It's incredible as soon as I see that WB screen that song just starts playing in my head
Gabe PL
Mickey Rooney was the Last to die
Trey M.
The animation and the details and care that went into it are really cool
Hollywood was in a golden age of celebrities. Today Hollywood is a trash can of junk!
I'm surprised I know a handful of these references. I love The Marx Brothers too
xerox xerox
Fancy meeting you here! :)
I only caught a handful of references in this one, my knowledge on 30s-40s is limited AF.
Alya Guistav
This is oddly accurate. XD
Randy Rogers
What scares me is that I am old enough to know most all of them.
Quite a swarthy looking bunch, wouldn't you say?
Alexander Kim
2:41 Tim Curry?
Blabla Blabla
Creepy looking characters, accurate or not.
Henry K.
Clark Gable tho🤣🤣😂
Matthew Bane
I remember this animation from way back in my childhood, we had it taped off see, and it still looks incredible. I'm not as hard on the 3d animation as most folks these days, but you can't beat the marvel of these hand drawn caricature. Imagine the time and effort, if you will, that it took to make this marvel. Incredible.
President Kudsi
Tell me now only modern cartoons have pop culture references.
Mikey_Suze Four
Leave it to Harpo Marx to burst Sally's 'bubble' LOL!
Lol 😝 the three stooges!
Man there's a lot of creepy adult humor in this and it really goes to show you how HollyWood hasn't changed much😨
Terrel .Coleman
I'll bet people were just dying with laughter when this came out.
This was great, but it'd benefit from captions telling us who each person is. It's not easy to identify a load of blokes in suits with varying degrees of facial hair. Of course, back then I'm sure the intended audience would've had no trouble. I gueussed a few of them, I think correctly. Anyone wanna start naming the characters, and the times they appear, if they'd be so kind? Then maybe the video's owner could incorporate it into the subtitle captions.
I literally always say cigarettes...cigarettes....KING sizeeee king sizeeee
That feeling when you join your friend's gang for a round of drinks, and everyone gets the in-jokes but you.
William Aviles
You have E.G. Robinson with Bugs and Hugo. Love this one.
Matt the Terrier
Hollywood satire at its best!
Keyblade Master
So many references I don't know :(
Rianna Dominguez
Still have this on vhs🥰. Wish the quality was like this though lol
Topeka Bodega
The 40's had dank memes
Absent SNZ
The end got me!!
I remember this when I was young. It was funny then, it is funny now. All of those great icons of the big screen. All gone now. An era gone by and we are lucky to have a chance to enjoy it.
Christian Bauer
Most of these were probably a lot funnier if you knew the context.