|Directed by||William Hanna
|Produced by||Fred Quimby (unc. on original issue)|
|Story by||William Hanna
|Voices by||Sara Berner
|Music by||Scott Bradley|
|Release date(s)||October 26, 1940|
|Running time||7 minutes|
Gallopin' Gals is an animated film directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and produced by Fred Quimby and was released with the movie Hullabaloo by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer in 1940. All of the voices were played by Sara Berner, except for the voice of the announcer, which was played by Harlow Wilcox.
The film is a typical animated screwball comedy made in the style of such films as The Women (1939), except for the fact that the characters are fillies at the Kentucky Derby with New York accents, gossiping about some of the other contestants. The underdog of the story is a lonely shy horse named Maggie who has never won a race in her life and suffers from hay fever. During the race, the other horses competing are distracted by a photo finish. They fall short of the finish line in second place simultaneously while the picture is taken and Maggie crosses in front of them, winning the race.
One scene involving a "dark horse", an African-American racial stereotype, has been censored from reruns of the cartoon on Boomerang. The uncut version of the short is available on the DVD release of the film A Day at the Races.
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