animated movie Hoppity Goes to Town © Paramount Pictures / Fleischer Studios
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Hoppity Goes to Town

Bugville is an insect town hidden in a vacant lot in New York ("off Broadway" by about four feet). The hero, Hoppity the grasshopper must contend with the villainous C. Bagley Beetle, who has been promised the 'hand' of his girlfriend, Honey Bee. Worse, the kindly human owners of the vacant lot have been foreclosed upon, and a skyscraper is to be built there, meaning the end of Bugville. The only hope is if Hoppity can help the humans get their dreamhome built, leaving space for Bugville - but Bagley Beetle is out to ensure that never happens.

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Normally I am a typical "creepy-crawly-hatin'" girl, but after watching this film (on YouTube of course), I'm having different perspectives. And also I did not know that...
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Hoppity Goes to Town is Fleischer Studios undisguised homage/rip-off of Jimmy Stewart films. It was even alternately released under the name 'Mr. Bug Goes to Town' in order to...
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after the much loathed Gulliver's travels ( sorry I never liked the movie) Hoppity is a refreshing treat from Fleischer studios. the songs and score are equally as good as...
Created by: Paramount Pictures, Fleischer Studios
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Alternate Title: Mr. Bug Goes to Town
Featuring the voices of:
Stan Freed ... Hoppity
Pauline Roth ... Honey
Jack Mercer ... Mr. Bumble, Swat the Fly
Tedd Pierce ... C. Bagley Beetle
Kenny Gardner ... Dick
Gwen Williams ... Mary
Carl Meyer ... Smack, the Mosquito
Pinto Colvig ... Mr. Creeper
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Narrator
Mae Questel ... Bee Scout
Directed by: David Fleischer
Produced by: Max Fleischer
Musical Score by: Sammy Timberg and Leigh Harline

The plot is somewhat ironic, as Paramount foreclosed on Fleischer Studios when they couldn't repay the advance on the loan to finance this movie - meaning 'Hoppity' was their second and final feature film (despite making 600 animated shorts and serials, including nearly 30 the same year as this film alone).

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