A Waif's Welcome
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Distributed by

RKO Radio Pictures

Directed By

Tom Palmer

Produced By

Amadee J. Van Beuren

Originally Released on

June 19, 1936

Running Time

7 minutes

Color by


Voices by

Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer (uncredited)

A Waif's Welcome is a 1936 Rainbow Parade cartoon. The voices in the cartoon were provided by members from the Our Gang (Little Rascals) series. The cartoon was produced by Van Beuren Studios and distributed to theaters by RKO Radio Pictures on June 19, 1936.


A poor orphan selling papers in a cold winter storm is taken in by a middle-aged couple and their bratty little son. The street waif, grateful, is a joy around the house. The spoiled son is not too happy about having a new brother to share attention with Mom and Pop, and lights a fire which nearly destroys the house. Angered, the father throws the poor street urchin out into the cold. But the orphaned newsie gets back at the son by calling to him via the chimney. The son confesses to starting the fire, and the father finally welcomes the orphan back to the family.

Voice castEdit

  • Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer as the poor orphan (uncredited)
  •  ??? as Mom (uncredited)
  •  ??? as Pop (uncredited)
  •  ??? as the middle-aged couple (uncredited)


  • This episode is one of the ressuiededs by Commonwealth Pictures.
  • This was the first cartoon to have voices provided by Our Gang actor Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer.