Burt Gillett's Toddle Tales

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Burt Gillet's Toddle Tales is a theatrical cartoon series which lasted from June 29, 1934 to September 7, 1934, and was made by the Van Beuren Studios.


Burt Gillet's Toddle Tales was a half animated, half live action film series from Van Beuren Studios.[1] There were only 3 episodes released from the series, Grandfather's Clock, Along Came A Duck, and A Little Bird Told Me.

Grandfather's Clock[edit]

Grandfather's Clock is the 1st episode, which was theatrically aired on June 29, 1934. A little girl and her baby brother meet a grandfather clock who introduces them to clock children and show them what they do.[2][3]

Along Came A Duck[edit]

Along Came A Duck
Directed by Burt Gillett and Steve Muffati
Theme music composer Winston Sharples
Producer(s) Amadee J. Van Bueren

Along Came A Duck was the 2nd episode, and was theatrically released on August 10, 1934. A little boy (live action) chases a poor duck to the pond where he runs into an animated croaking and singing bullfrog. Then the bullfrog tells the little boy the story of how he and the duck met years ago.[4][5]

A Little Bird Told Me[edit]

A Little Bird Told Me is the 3rd episode, which was theatrically released on September 7, 1934. Little bird reporters and photographers led by "Walter Finchell" published the story of the real life boy that had his hands in the jam in the newspaper which was printed on leaves.[6]


  1. ^ "Burt Gillet's Toddle Tales". www.bcdb.com. www.bcdb.com. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Grandfather's Clock". www.imdb.com. www.imdb.com. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Grandfather's Clock". www.bcdb.com. www.bcdb.com. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Along Came A Duck". www.bcdb.com. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Along Came A Duck". www.imdb.com. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "A Little Bird Told Me". www.bcdb.com. www.bcdb.com. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 

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