Well, I suppose this should be a question for a jazz community, but it's very cartoon-specific. Does anyone remember the cartoon with the little owl who wanted to sing jazz, but his parents wouldn't let him, so he ran away from home and sang on a radio show? I recently heard a Cab Calloway/Al Jolson duet of I Love to Singa, and now that I think of that cartoon I saw so many times as a child, I'm thinking his voice was more like Cab's. But the character's name was Owl Jolson, wasn't it? It's been so long since I've actually seen it. Does anyone know on whose persona the little singing owl was based?