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* DarkerAndEdgier: It's not ''that much'' darker and edgier as the trope implies, but, like most cartoons during the twilight years of Warner Bros., this one was more experimental and dramatic (similar to "High Note", "Bartholomew vs. The Wheel", and "High Note"), rather than the typical comedies that have been front and center.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: It's not ''that much'' darker and edgier as the trope implies, but, like most cartoons during the twilight years of Warner Bros., this one was more experimental and dramatic (similar to "High Note", "Bartholomew vs. The Wheel", and "High Note"), "Now Hear This"), rather than the typical comedies that have been front and center.


* YourCheatingHeart: Nelly's career is ruined by her affair with a married male giraffe. It's not known, but it may have been inspired by Creator/IngridBergman's affair with Creator/RobertoRossellini, which, at the time, was considered a SeriousBusiness scandal.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Nelly's career is ruined by her affair with a married male giraffe. It's not known, but it may have been inspired by Creator/IngridBergman's affair with Creator/RobertoRossellini, which, at the time, was considered a SeriousBusiness scandal.----


* DarkerAndEdgier: It's not ''that much'' darker and edgier as the trope implies, but for a WB cartoon from the peak era ''Nelly's Folly'' is distinctly a lot more somber than other cartoons surrounding it. Even then, it's not that dramatic but definitely lacks as many zingers as the standard Bugs Bunny cartoon and the fact that it doesn't end with the traditional "That's all folks!" end title should be a red flag too.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: After humiliation and heartbreak, and after going back home in disgrace, Nelly falls in love with another male giraffe in the jungle.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: It's not ''that much'' darker and edgier as the trope implies, but for a WB cartoon from the peak era ''Nelly's Folly'' is distinctly a lot more somber than other but, like most cartoons surrounding it. Even then, it's not that during the twilight years of Warner Bros., this one was more experimental and dramatic but definitely lacks as many zingers as (similar to "High Note", "Bartholomew vs. The Wheel", and "High Note"), rather than the standard Bugs Bunny cartoon and the fact typical comedies that it doesn't end with the traditional "That's all folks!" end title should be a red flag too.
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: After humiliation suffering from the loneliness of fame and heartbreak, and after going back returning home in disgrace, disgrace following a love triangle scandal, Nelly continues singing and falls in love with another for a single male giraffe in the jungle.giraffe.



* YourCheatingHeart: Nelly's career is ruined by her affair with a married male giraffe. (Was this inspired by Creator/IngridBergman's affair with Creator/RobertoRossellini, a SeriousBusiness scandal? Who knows?)

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* YourCheatingHeart: Nelly's career is ruined by her affair with a married male giraffe. (Was this It's not known, but it may have been inspired by Creator/IngridBergman's affair with Creator/RobertoRossellini, which, at the time, was considered a SeriousBusiness scandal? Who knows?)scandal.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: It's not ''that much'' darker and edgier as the trope implies, but for a WB cartoon from the peak era ''Nelly's Folly'' is distinctly a lot more somber than other cartoons surrounding it. Even then, it's not that dramatic but definitely lacks as many zingers as the standard Bugs Bunny cartoon and the fact that it doesn't end with the traditional "That's all folks!" end title should be a red flag too.

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''Nelly's Folly'' is a 1961 Warner Brothers WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes (actually, Merrie Melodies) cartoon directed by Creator/ChuckJones.

Nelly is a giraffe somewhere in Africa, with a beautiful singing voice that she likes to show off for the local wildlife. She is discovered by a hunter who also happens to be a Broadway agent. Nelly is brought to New York and takes showbiz by storm, becoming a huge singing star. Unfortunately her career is threatened when she falls in love with a male giraffe, one who happens to be married.

Nelly's singing voice was provided by Gloria Wood, a stage singer who sang for many cartoon shorts of the era. Looney Tunes icon Creator/MelBlanc only has a couple of lines, as a random turtle as well as the male giraffe.

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* ChirpingCrickets: When Nelly comes out for her next show after the scandal breaks, only to find an empty theater.
* ContinuityNod: One of the songs Nelly sings is "The Flower of Gower Gulch", which is actually an original Looney Tunes song composed for inclusion in the 1951 WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck cartoon "Drip-Along Daffy".
* DarkestAfrica: "Dark, brooding Africa" is where the narrator begins the story...and that description is immediately undercut by Nelly's soaring opera voice.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: After humiliation and heartbreak, and after going back home in disgrace, Nelly falls in love with another male giraffe in the jungle.
* {{Jingle}}: Nelly's first gig in America involves recording a jingle for indigestion medicine to the tune of "Auld Lang Syne".
* JunglesSoundLikeKookaburras: Of course they do! They certainly do here, as we hear kookaburras while the camera makes its way to Nelly in Africa.
* {{Narrator}}: A narrator sets the scene in Africa and provides exposition at a couple more points along the way.
* SpinningPaper: Nelly's fall from grace is recounted this way, with spinning newspaper headlines.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Both Nelly and the male giraffe's wife have long eyelashes.
* YourCheatingHeart: Nelly's career is ruined by her affair with a married male giraffe. (Was this inspired by Creator/IngridBergman's affair with Creator/RobertoRossellini, a SeriousBusiness scandal? Who knows?)

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