|Oswald the Lucky Rabbit series|
|Produced by||Walter Lantz|
|Music by||James Dietrich|
|Studio||Walter Lantz Productions|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Release date(s)||July 27, 1931|
|Color process||Black and white|
|Preceded by||The Stone Age|
|Followed by||Kentucky Belles|
Radio Rhythm is a short animated film featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. It is among the vast majority of Oswald cartoons produced by Walter Lantz Productions. It is the 45th Lantz Oswald cartoon and the 97th cartoon in total.
Oswald is a radio personality who runs a radio station. Individuals with musical talents are selected before they perform there. The first performers consists of a rat, a horse, and a ram who sing the song And If You See Our Darling Nellie. Their act is well received by the live spectators.
The next to perform is a porcupine with a cello. But because the porcupine's performance is drab, an animated microphone decides to help out by taking and playing the instrument in a more upbeat fashion. But when he gets back the cello and continues to play poorly, the porcupine gets removed from the picture.
Oswald then turns to a jazz band which performs the song One More Time. The rabbit even plays along as he takes and plays a piano. Some musicians and listeners sing to it.
As Oswald plays another tune on his piano, a male donkey decides to take a female cow for a date. When the couple enter a saloon, the donkey gets hurled out of the place by a bull who wants to take the female cow. The thrown donkey lands on and smashes Oswald's piano. Oswald then declares an end to his station's broadcast.
- Radio Rhythm at the Big Cartoon Database
- The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia: 1931
- Radio Rhythm on YouTube