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Little Lulu (cartoons)

     (since 1943)

     [Based upon Marjorie Henderson Buell's newspaper cartoons which 
      were known as "Marge's Little Lulu", the original theatrical 
      cartoons were animated by Max Fleischer and distributed
      by Paramount Studios beginning in 1943; in 1947 no agreement
      could be reached on the further use of the character, so
      another animation company called Famous Studios created another 
      little girl -- "Little Audrey" -- which Paramount distributed
      beginning in 1947;

      The role of Little Lulu was performed by Cecil Roy and also 
      voiced by the versatile actress Mae Questel who also voiced 
      "Betty Boop" cartoons and Paramount's 1947 replacement -- 
      "Little Audrey" cartoons;

      A new version of the "Little Lulu" song was created in 1954
      with a new arrangement and set of lyrics by the same lyricist
      of the "Mighty Mouse" TV Theme -- Marshall Barer; so this
      suggests a new batch of "Little Lulu" cartoons were packaged
      in 1954 for television use;

      In 1961 Paramount reached a deal with Fleischer's heirs for 
      another series of "Little Lulu" cartoons; both the original 
      animated series and th latter animated series of cartoons
      were aired on various TV shows over the years]


Theme 1: "Little Lulu Title"

    [ASCAP alternate titles: 
     aka: "Eggs Don't Bounce (Little Lulu)";
     aka: "It's Nifty To Be Thrifty (Little Lulu)"]

     Composer: Sammy Timberg (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)
     2001 Publisher: Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)
                        of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date: 
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings: 


Theme 2: "Little Lulu"

    [this is the first of two pieces named "Little 
     Lulu" by writers who wrote music for TV and film.
     
     But ASCAP lists two alternate titles indicating this 
     was used for cartoons and/or television:
     
     aka: "Little Lulu Theme"; and
     aka: "Little Lulu Title".]

     Composers: Fred Wise (ASCAP),
                Sidney Lippman (ASCAP), and
                Buddy Kaye (ASCAP)
               [pseudonym of L. L. Kipp]

     1978 Publisher: Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)
     
     2001 Publisher: Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)
                        Los Angeles, CA

     2014 Publisher: Sony/ATV Harmony (ASCAP)
                        of Nashville, TN

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings: 


Theme 3: "Little Lulu"

    [this is the second of two pieces filed for copyright
     that were named "Little Lulu" by writers who wrote music 
     for TV and film.
     
     This copyright filing lists Jimmy Carroll as writer of the 
     arrangement, and the 1982 renewal specifically indicates
     the Basis of Claim: New Matter: "words & arr." 
     
     So the question is what was the previous registration
     on which the music was based? Perhaps it was the song
     above by Wise, Lippman & Kaye, but there is no
     proof at this point.
          
     Oddly there was no publisher mentioned in this 1954 filing;
     Instead, the claimant is Marjorie H. Buell, cartoonist
     who drew the "Little Lulu" comic strip in newspapers. 
     
     The lyricist of the new words was Marshall Barer, who 
     co-wrote the "Mighty Mouse" Theme Song (aka: "Here I 
     Come To Save The Day")]

     Arranger: arrangement by Jimmy Carroll (ASCAP), and
               lyric by Marshall Barer (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher:
     
     2001 Publisher:
     
     Copyright Date: Mar. 15, 1954; Eu 351 611.
     Renewal   Date: Jan.  8, 1982; RE-120-137. 

     Recordings: 


Theme 4: "Little Lulu Time"

    [a published vocal song by veteran cartoon writer Sharples
     was entitled "Little Lulu"; versions filed for copyright
     aka: "Little Lulu Time (Opening)" and
     aka: "Little Lulu Time (Closing)"]

     Composer: music and lyric by Winston S. Sharples (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)
     
     2001 Publisher: Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)
                        Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date [of "...(Opening)"]: Mar. 24, 1961; Eu 663 508.
     Renewal   Date [of "...(Opening)"]: Jan.  5, 1989; RE-423-697.

     Copyright Date [of "...(Closing)"]: Mar. 24, 1961; Eu 663 510.
     Renewal   Date [of "...(Closing)"]: Jan.  5, 1989; RE-423-699.

     Recordings: 













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