Tale of Old Whiff

Recently discovered, restored and soon to be scented, “A TALE OF OLD WHIFF”(1960) is  the only cartoon to be written for smell.

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The short film stars “Whiff”, a bloodhound put to work by an intrepid detective voiced by Bert Lahr, our previously-favourite cowardly lion, here doing some investigative work searching for a museum’s missing dinosaur bone worth $100,000.00. One small problem, Whiff has AN-NOZ-MIA anosmia-he’s lost his sense of smell…he can’t smell anything…but luckily we, the audience do…

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Animation is by John Hubley, the creator of Mr. Magoo. Nathan Zucker produced, Alan Zaslove directed and Leo Salkin wrote the story.

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This cartoon accompanied Mike Todd Jr.’s “SCENT OF MYSTERY” in its’ original January 1960 theatrical release. Presented in Smell-O-Vision, featuring fifteen (15) unique scents.

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The film has been restored and re-mastered by ‘Mr. Cinerama’ David Strohmaier. Saskia Wilson-Brown of the Institute for Art and Olfaction will once again bring the smells back for international scented screenings.

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