Frank Alfred Marsales (31 August 1886 – 14 August 1975) was a Canadian composer best known for his work scoring many classic animated films by Warner Bros. Cartoons in the 1930s. He also worked with Walter Lantz Studios in the mid to late 1930s.
Marsales was born in Yonker, Saskatchewan, Canada on 31 August 1886, the son of Robert Lambert Marsales and Lena Burns. He lived most of his life in California. Marsales married Catherine Elizabeth Murset (30 April 1889 – 13 Jan 1971). They had no children. He died 14 August 1975 in Long Beach, California.
Movies & TV shows
Adventures of Tom Thumb Jr.
Tom Thumb Jr. and his friend are cast ashore on an island where they are found by a lady who thinks Tom is a baby and puts him to sleep in a sewing basket. Left alone, Tom and his pal seek food and ha...
Andy Panda asks Pop if you can really catch a bird by putting salt on its tail. Pop tells Andy not to bother him only to hear a knocking at the door. The "knocking" is really coming from a woodpecker ...
Andy Panda Goes Fishing
Andy Panda, a pipe smoking turtle and a friendly electric eel are spending a fun afternoon together fishing. Their fun time is soon spoiled however by the intrusion of a tribe of panda hunters.
100 Pygmies and Andy Panda
A magic kit is in the mail.
Soup to Mutts
A cat is trying to get into a dog show.
Peterkin, a mischievous elf with mixed body parts, decides to see what would happen if he switched the eggs in the tree-maternity nests. What happens is that there are many surprised mothers, and just...
The Birth of a Toothpick
Dan named the tree Sylvia. Dan is a hero. He is filled with self-absorption, admiring his reflection in a pond, while declaring "You can't turn Sylvia into toothpicks!"
The Sleeping Princess
A Princess is born in the castle, but through an accident the Destiny fairy fails to get an her invitation and is furious. She tricks the little princess into hurting herself and puts her to sleep. Ye...
A Haunting We Will Go
The introduction of Lantz's little black-boy character, L'il Eight Ball, finds him going to bed in his small cabin and being visited by a baby ghost. He avers he is not afraid, and his isn't, so the l...
Arabs with Dirty Fezzes
A Cartune cartoon featuring Baby Face Mouse.
Ghost Town Frolics
In an abandoned hotel, idle ghosts get drunk, play slot machines and line up for their relief checks. Two chimpanzees and their big mopey dog venture inside. The ghosts are thrilled at this new opport...
The Big Cat and the Little Mousie
Like many other cartoons, Baby-Face Mouse deals with the tried and true cliche of cat and mouse, and as usual, Baby-Face Mouse is crowned the winner!
Cubby's World Flight
Cubby Bear is featured in a Van Beuren cartoon.
Young and Healthy
Warner Bros. animated short featuring the song 'Let's Put Out the Lights (and Go to Sleep)'
Wake Up the Gypsy in Me
There is a camp of Russian gypsies. After an opening dance, a group of beer-drinkers are gargling the Volga Boatman song, and another group is singing it, with a small dog anchoring the other end of t...
Shuffle Off to Buffalo
An animated singing and dancing revue of babies (representing a variety of stereotypes) who are being prepared for delivery by stork.
The Organ Grinder
In this Merrie Melodies animated short, an organ grinder and his monkey make their way down a city street.
Bosko the Speed King
Bosko enters a road race.
Bosko the Sheep-Herder
For the first three minutes or so of this one, Bosko doesn't really have much to do and is only seen briefly playing a musical instrument. Instead, the bulk of the time is spent following a lamb and i...
The Foreign Legion is trying to capture Ali Oop.
Bosko's Mechanical Man
Bosko creates a robot. The only problem is that his creation goes mad wreaking havoc.
Bosko the Musketeer
Bosko and Bruno go to Honey's house where she shows him a picture of the Three Musketeers. Bosko tells her a story of himself as a Musketeer and Honey as a dancing girl. He fights a villain with sword...
Bosko, after reading a book about medieval knighthood, falls asleep and has a nightmare where Honey, his girlfriend, in the role of a princess, gets captured. Bosko finds the villain, and wakes up in ...
Bosko's Picture Show
There is a movie theater that shows a newsreel with Jack Dumpsey, a slapstick short from Haurel and Lardy, and a melodrama starring Honey.
I Like Mountain Music
Individuals on various magazine covers in a drugstore come to life and perform. Celebrity depictions include George Arliss, Eddie Cantor, Ignacy Paderewski, and Benito Mussolini. Robinson, Will Rogers...
Bosko in Dutch
Set on a frozen pond in Holland, various animals attempt to skate on the slippery ice.
Brownie the Bear as a young, dapper Gaucho and his adventures as a South American cowboy.
One Step Ahead of My Shadow
Several Chinese people play music. fireworks are shoved down the dragon's throat when he frees himself from a cage He explodes and becomes a walking dragon skeleton.
We're in the Money
After the last human leaves the store, the toys walk over to the music department and play the Warren/Dubin song "We're in the money" The money will be used for a chorus and display dolls in the wardr...
Bosko in Person
Bosko and Honey perform a wacky stage act that includes doing imitations of famous people.
The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives
Christmas Day. A poor boy is trudging through the snow. He finally gets to his cabin. Santa offers to take the boy to his workshop while he is crying. In the full version, they sing the title song, bu...
The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon
Utensils and food dance, sing, and play in the kitchen, until a lump of dough turns into a monster and they all unite to stop it.
You're Too Careless with Your Kisses!
A bee returns home late after a night out having too much honey. His wife leaves him, but quickly ends up in the clutches of an evil ladybug. The whole hive turns out to fight the ladybug and get her ...
Three's a Crowd
An old man is reading a book by the fire. The clock strikes 8, and he heads off to bed. From his book, Alice in Wonderland, out crawls Alice, who turns the radio to the title tune. This wakes up Rip V...
The Queen Was in the Parlor
According to the title song, the king returns to his castle and asks where the queen is, but she won't be seen. He summons his jester, Goopy Geer. Goopy fought the knight off with an ax, armor from ki...
On a tropical island, a native boy sings "Pagan Moon" to his sweetheart. Later, he plays music underwater with an octopus-pianist and other jazz-loving sea life.
I Wish I Had Wings
An expectant father rooster fetches doctor stork, who comes out with a basket full of white chicks and one little black one, who gets crowded out of the food. After singing the title song, he manages ...
A Great Big Bunch of You
A mannequin in the city dump improvises a piano from the junk to play and sing the title song The various animals and pieces of junk all join in.
Crosby, Columbo, and Vallee
An American Indian boy and girl sing and dance in the forest along with the animals. Trouble begins when a fire threatens baby birds in their nest.
Bosko's Dog Race
A Bosko cartoon....
Bosko at the Zoo
They went to the zoo. The person who ends up in danger is the one who is frightened by the lion.
Bosko's Dizzy Date
A Bosko cartoon....
I Love a Parade
A circus parade, to the title tune. Next, a series of sideshow acts: the wild boy, the rubber man, siamese twin pigs, a tattooed man, a hula-dancing hippo, an Indian snake (or goat) charmer. Into the ...
Bosko's Woodland Daze
While playing in the forest, he falls asleep and dreams of giants. There is a website called "Bosko.toonzone.net".
Bosko the Drawback
There is a wacky game of professional football.
Ride Him, Bosko
There are lots of shooting gags involving body reduction and card characters singing in the western-themed cartoon Ride Him, Bosko!
Bosko the Lumberjack
A group of people are cutting down trees. He battles a man named Pierre who kidnapped his wife.
The shopkeeper takes care of the business.
Bosko at the Beach
A cartoon of a person.
As he walks down the sidewalk in the rain, Bosko whistles "It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo" A good sailboat is provided by his umbrella when he wants to cross a flooded street. Honey is getting dressed. Whe...
While ice-skating on a frozen pond, a man and his dog discover a baby abandoned in the snow.
Gas House Harry is a champion boxer. Even for a plucky underdog, the enormous brute proves a bit much.
Bosko and Bruno
Bosko, carrying his hobo stick, travels along the railroad tracks with his dog, Bruno. Unfortunately, they're both on the tracks as they cross a bridge and realize that a train is coming perilously ne...
Bosko and Honey
Honey is a music teacher; her pupil is a kitten who hates playing the violin. No matter what she does to correct him, the kitten plays horribly. She phones Bosko, who is asleep. Bosko's dog, Bruno, tr...
It's Got Me Again!
The mice sing and play to the title tune at night. After the cat arrives, he's sent packing.
Goopy Geer is demanded by the crowd at a nightclub. The employees and the customers are just as crazy as he is. A waiter dances. Three cats are eating the same way. A chicken has a bad way of making s...
Freddy the Freshman
Freddy is a hit at a party and goes on to be the star quarterback at the football game.
Moonlight for Two
Two hillbilly dogs are going to a dance.
Bosko and Honey yodel happily in the Alps until a series of disasters end with Honey rushing downriver on an ice floe.
Ups 'n Downs
Bosko runs a hot dog stand at an amusement park; but he sneaks away to the racetrack to ride his mechanical horse.
The old toymaker goes to sleep, and his toys immediately come to life and sing "Red-Headed Baby." A red-haired baby doll begins the song. She's soon joined by her sweetheart, a toy soldier named Napol...
Lady, Play Your Mandolin!
In this first Merrie Melodie short, things are hopping at a certain Mexican café. And then Foxy walks in and the customers go really wild.
Bosko's Fox Hunt
Bosko joins a wacky fox hunt. But if the hunt worries anyone, it isn't the fox.
Bosko the Doughboy
Bosko is a doughboy in the Great War.
You Don't Know What You're Doin'!
A hot jazz orchestra is playing in a theater as Piggy picks up his girlfriend.
During the Great War, a fearsome beast is in a dogfight. The first battle is only the beginning.
Ain't Nature Grand!
The fish and sings and dances with the frog. Two ladybugs use a wasp as an airplane and a tree branch as a machine gun to drive him away.
Big Man from the North
There is a Mountie in the cold, snowy north. The sergeant wants his man to be a peg-legged villain.
Bosko is shipwrecked on an island where he is chased by a lion and pursued by simian cannibals.
One More Time
Criminals and dangerous drivers are making it difficult for Cop Foxy to enforce the law in town.
The Tree's Knees
The woodsman plays music instead of cutting down trees. The trees and animals are making music.
They went on a picnic that ended badly.
Bosko's Soda Fountain
He is a soda jerk. There is a bratty kitten that he has to contend with.
Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!
The adventures of singing a conductor.
Hittin' the Trail for Hallelujah Land
skeletons promise to take Uncle Tom to Hallelujah Land. One of the "Censored 11" was banned for being racist.
Crying for the Carolines
Spooney Melodies were a series of live-action musical shorts produced by the Leon Schlesinger Studios during the 1930s that capitalized on the popularity of organ music played in Palace-style movie th...
Sinkin' in the Bathtub
The film begins with a man taking a bath. A series of gags allows him to play the shower spray like a harp, pull up his pants by tugging his hair, and give the spotlight to the bathtub itself which st...
While hunting in the jungle, he ends up playing music with the animals.
Box Car Blues
The hobos are in a boxcar.
The Booze Hangs High
Bosko has a lot of fun on the farm, dancing with a cow, playing a horse's tail like a violin, and getting drunk with three pigs.
A decapitated mouse, a typewriter and a goat are just some of the things that a construction worker named Bosko can make music from.