Little Annie Rooney


Annie Rooney





Little Annie Rooney is based on the 1890 popular song but has no relation to the comic strip of the same name launched by King Features. In her starring Screen Song, Annie returns home to a surprise birthday party.


  • Annie Rooney: "Oh, yeah?" (By the Light of the Silvery Moon)
  • Annie Rooney: "Oh, I'm so happy!" (Little Annie Rooney)
  • Annie Rooney: "Soon we'll marry never to part Little Annie Rooney..." (Little Annie Rooney)
  • Annie's Boyfriend: "Is my sweetheart!" (Little Annie Rooney)
  • Annie Rooney: "Oh, yeah?" (Little Annie Rooney)
  • Annie's Boyfriend: "99, 100? So long Grandma!" (Little Annie Rooney)
  • Annie Rooney: "Oooh..." (Little Annie Rooney)
  • Annie Rooney: "I'm your Annie your my guest!" (Little Annie Rooney
  • Annie Rooney: "Join the chorus do your best!" (Little Annie Rooney
  • Annie Rooney: "Just keep singing follow the ball!" (Little Annie Rooney
  • Annie Rooney: "Thank you for your kindness, everyone that's all!" (Little Annie Rooney
  • Annie Rooney: "Would you marry me?" (Little Annie Rooney)

By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1931)


The character has also appeared in the Fleischer Studios 1931 animation By the Light of the Silvery Moon.


In this short the character who is nameless and has a darker skin tone is voiced by Billy Murray.


She is riding home with her boyfriend, but when he runs out of gas she decides to ditch him, using the same quote "Oh, yeah?" from Little Annie Rooney.


  • Was released on the 10th of October in 1931.
  • The Screen Song sequence features a statue of Betty Boop  wearing the same hat as Annie.
  • Her voice was provided by Little Ann Little.
  • The cartoon was also used as the basis for Betty Boop's Birthday.
  • Annie is the girlfriend of Joe.
  • Annie's design resembles Bimbo's finalized 1931 design.
  • The character is turning 10 years old in the cartoon, but one of her friends accidentally put too many candles on her birthday cake.
  • The character also makes an appearance in the 1931 Screen Song, By the Light of the Silvery Moon, with a darker skin tone.
  • The cartoon in which the character appears was later used as base for the Betty Boop cartoon entitled Betty Boop's Birthday Party.
  • In one scene of the Screen Song, Annie speaks directly to the audience.
  • At the end of the cartoon Annie is married and has seven grandchildren.

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