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    Noveltoon - Little Lulu - Lucky Lulu (1944) - Famous Studios

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    Lulu needs a change in luck. Despite everything she has been trying, she has been spanked every day this week. With Friday the 13th coming up, she decides to get a lucky horseshoe. However, sometimes you just can't fight fate...

    Lulu was making a transition from Madge's one-panel comic series to a Famous Studios series; without the Fleischer brothers to wrangle and watch the work, a bit more star power was needed. Although Lulu would be phased out in favor of the home-grown "Little Audrey" series, there was a lot of charm in Lulu's immobile, quizzical expression that allowed the audience to gauge their own reactions.

    This is a good entry in the series. My only advice is that if you watch it on Youtube, as I did, you use a laptop or a tablet. I used my 20-inch IMac and it had been uploaded perpendicular!

    Little Lulu
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Little Lulu is the nickname for Lulu Moppet, a comic strip character created in 1935 by Marjorie Henderson Buell. The character debuted in The Saturday Evening Post on 23 February 1935 in a single panel, appearing as a flower girl at a wedding and strewing the aisle with banana peels. Little Lulu replaced Carl Anderson's Henry, which had been picked up for distribution by King Features Syndicate. The Little Lulu panel continued to run weekly in The Saturday Evening Post until 30 December 1944.

    Little Lulu was created as a result of Anderson's success. Schlesinger Library curator Kathryn Allamong Jacob wrote:

    Lulu was born in 1935, when The Saturday Evening Post asked Buell to create a successor to the magazine’s Henry, Carl Anderson’s stout, mute little boy, who was moving on to national syndication. The result was Little Lulu, the resourceful, equally silent (at first) little girl whose loopy curls were reminiscent of the artist’s own as a girl. Buell explained to a reporter, "I wanted a girl because a girl could get away with more fresh stunts that in a small boy would seem boorish".