Somewhere in Dreamland


As a kid, I had a VHS tape with a few old cartoons on it that I would watch constantly. My favorite cartoon was Somewhere in Dreamland, a 1936 short produced by Max Fleischer

A brother and sister walk through town collecting wood and return home to their mother who unfortunately can't afford to give them a nice dinner. 


The children fall asleep that night and dream of a land filled with new clothes, candy, ice cream, popcorn, and toys. 


They wake up in the morning to find a huge feast has been prepared for them by the merchants in town who had seen them collecting wood the day before.


I loved this cartoon so much when I was a kid that I used to construct my own miniature "candy dreamland" out of construction paper and milk cartons. I looked everywhere for that old VHS tape and couldn't find it so I was pretty excited when I found it on YouTube and I knew I just had to share this little gem with all of you. Enjoy!

11 comments:

  1. I loved this as a kid too! Yay for YouTube allowing us to relieve childhood memories :)

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    1. I'm so happy to see that someone else remembers it!

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  2. I hadn't thought of this in ages!! I used to beg my mom to watch it.....so cute!

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    1. Yay! Someone else who watched it! I thought I was the only one! :)

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  3. awww! i had completely forgotten about this cartoon. i had it on vhs too and used to watch it over and over again. such a great little cartoon and story. thanks for sharing!

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  4. Aww, I remember this. I had a tape with this, and I think something about a chicken in the Middle East?

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  5. I love this one too! Do you remember, or have you seen, the water babies one? So many little nekked babies playing in the water, riding swans and sleeping in flowers???

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    1. I don't remember that one at all! I wonder if it was also on my VHS tape. Haha.

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  6. I remember this cartoon, I used to love it too!

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  7. Did this vhs come in an orange cardboard cover and have casper on it too? The one I had did and I am hoping someone knows the other cartoons on it. It was one of my favourites.

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    1. That sounds very familiar! I remember the VHS tape had more than one cartoon on it and I believe one was Casper. Unfortunately, I can't remember any of the other cartoons though.

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