Oh, Luuuuuuuuluuuuuuuuuu. [harp plays]
Little Lulu, Little Lulu, with freckles on your chin, always in and out of trouble, but mostly always in.
Using Daddy's necktie for the tail on your kite, using Mommy's lipstick for the letters you write.
Though the clock says 7:30, it's really after 10; Looks like Lulu's been repairing it again.
Though you're wild as any Zulu and you're just as hard to tame
Little Lulu, I love you-Lu just the same, the same
Little Lulu, I love you-Lu just the same.
-— Theme Song
Created by Marjorie Henderson Buell, Little Lulu
is a comic strip series from the magazine publication "The Saturday Evening Post" which began in the 1930s. The series follows the titular Lulu Moppet and her various exploits. The supporting cast includes "Tubby" Thomas Tompkins, her friend and sometimes tormentor; Alvin Jones, a neighborhood Bratty Half-Pint
; Annie Inch, Lulu's best friend, and George and Martha Moppet, Lulu's parents.
The character had been adapted into theatrical shorts by Famous Studios
in the 1940s
. She has also appeared in some television cartoons in addition to two live-action specials in the 1970s, Little Lulu
and The Big Hex of Little Lulu
, with Lauri Hendler playing Lulu. In 1976, a 26-episode anime adaptation titled Little Lulu and Her Little Friends
was created. The Little Lulu Show
, a Canadian animated series, aired from 1995 to 1999 on HBO
with a total of 52 episodes.
Famous Studios Filmography
- Eggs Don't Bounce (1943)
- Hullaba-Lulu (1944)
- Lulu Gets the Birdie (1944)
- Lulu in Hollywood (1944): First of 3 Little Lulu cartoons to have their story written by Otto Messmer.
- Lucky Lulu (1944)
- It's Nifty to Be Thrifty (1944)
- I'm Just Curious (1944)
- Lulu's Indoor Outing (1944)
- Lulu at the Zoo (1944)
- Lulu's Birthday Party (1944)
- Magica-Lulu (1945)
- Beau Ties (1945)
- Daffydilly Daddy (1945)
- Snap Happy (1945)
- Man's Pest Friend (1945)
- Bargain Counter Attack (1946): Second of 3 Little Lulu cartoons to have their story written by Otto Messmer. Public Domain.
- Bored of Education (1946) Public Domain.
- Chick and Double Chick (1946) Public Domain.
- Musica-Lulu (1947): Final of 3 Little Lulu cartoons to have their story written by Otto Messmer. Public Domain.
- A Scout with the Gout (1947) Public Domain.
- Loose in a Caboose (1947) Public Domain.
- Cad and Caddy (1947) Public Domain.
- A Bout with a Trout (1947) Public Domain.
- Super Lulu (1947)
- The Baby Sitter (1947)
- The Dog Show-Off (1948) Public Domain.
- Alvin's Solo Flight (1961)
- Frog's Legs (1961)