Monday, January 24, 2022

"The Three Marx Brothers" (1962) Stop-Motion Short

Here's a 1962 stop-motion short titled The Three Marx Brothers. I know little about it except that it looks like a pilot for a series of shorts. This is not for broadcast as there are no credits and no copyright. It's an interesting artifact and some of the voices work and some don't. I am guessing that Groucho, although alive at the time, did not provide his own voice. 

There had been multiple attempts at creating an animated Marx Brothers TV show during the 1960s and 70s. None successful. Read Jim Korkis' The Animated Marx Brothers That Never Were, which is packed with information. Even Batman co-creator Bob Kane got involved. This short may or may not be the Screen Gems pilot. Please comment if you're a better Googler than I am.




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