Looking for old black and white cartoon featuring a battle between the happy people and the sad people.
August 31, 2010 2:42 AM   Subscribe

Boomers! Does anyone remember an old black and white cartoon I saw in the early 1950s featuring a battle between the happy guys and the sad guys?

I remember the happy guys captured sunlight and put it into milk bottles which they used as "bombs". If one of these milk bombs hit the sad guy it turned him happy. The sad guys had something dark in a pump spray container that would turn the happy guys sad.
Each side had a song. The happy guys sang "Sunshine, sunshine. I just love the good old golden sunshine. (next line I forget)." The bad guys sang "We're happy when we're sad. We're always feeling bad. How are you? Terrible! That's good. We're happy when we're sad." I don't recall any other dialogue but the singing.
I'm pretty sure by the end everyone was happy.
I'd love to have a copy of this little cartoon.
posted by sugarbx19 to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

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posted by KMH at 4:29 AM on August 31, 2010

Sorry, here is the correct item on Amazon.

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posted by KMH at 4:32 AM on August 31, 2010

Best answer: Bouncing off, KMH, here is "The Sunshine Makers," downloadable for free through archive.org.
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:36 AM on August 31, 2010

Yes. The Sunshine Makers (YouTube for instant gratification) is definitely it. For years I have quoted/sung "I don't wanna be happy. I wanna be sad. . . I wanna be happy and glad! And never again be sad!" from the end of the movie only to get blank stares and nervous backing away from anyone around. Whatever tv channel I watched in the mornings in the late 70s played it all the time and I always expect everyone else to remember it as well as I do.
posted by Dojie at 7:38 AM on August 31, 2010 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Many thanks to KMH for the link.
posted by sugarbx19 at 4:59 PM on August 31, 2010

Thanks for the best answer, sugarbx19; I hope you'll give one to KMH as well! (You can mark more than one response as best answer, and KMH did the yeoman's work on this question.) I'm glad that your mystery is solved!
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:09 PM on August 31, 2010

Oh man!! Because of this question I just found a few GREAT cartoons on DVD that I've been searching for for ages!!!

sugarbx19, you have NO idea how glad I am that you asked this question, and I'd especially like to thank MonkeyToes for his/her reply because that was the link that led me to a link with the toons I've been searching for!!! Yay!
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 11:41 PM on August 31, 2010

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