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June 21, 1930 – The Silly Symphony Frolicking Fish is Released to Theaters

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On June 21, 1930, the Silly Symphony Frolicking Fish was released to theaters. It was directed by Burt Gillett.

The short begins at the bottom of the sea, with several different kinds of fish roaming the sea floor. One fish uses an anchor as its personal playground, while another group of fish dance around a treasure chest, unaware that it is occupied by an octopus. It jumps out and attempts to capture the fish, but is unable to capture a single one. The octopus spies on a group of sea creatures dancing and playing makeshift instruments, when a group of fish decide to bounce around on bubbles. They pass by the octopus, who takes great joy in popping the bubbles one by one. He manages to capture one poor fish caught in a bubble, but the fish is able to escape, just barely. The fish saves itself by dropping an anchor on the octopus’ head, knocking the ink out of him.

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