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The night promises to be a scary one. Lightning flashes. The wind howls. A tree branch in the shape of a hand seems to grab for a frightened owl that spins its head around like a top. The clock on the church tower strikes midnight, sending the bats flying out of the belfry. Two cats on gravestones fight by pulling and stretching each other's noses like taffy. A skeleton rises from behind a gravestone, frightening the fur off the cats. But an owl's hooting scares it, and it retaliates by throwing its skull and knocking the bird's feathers off. It's time for the skeletons to dance; and they perform as no living creatures could. Written by
At the time, Walt Disney distributed his films through a company run by Pat Powers. But Powers couldn't sell it to distributors (who found the dancing skeletons odd and even gruesome). Undeterred, Disney was able to have the film screened at the Carthay Circle Theater in Los Angeles, where it was a rousing success. See more »
It is AMAZING! I love it! Another great cartoon Halloween (my favorite holiday)! it'll give you the creeps & the shivers and also a very chilling musical score by Looney Tunes' musical director Carl Stalling including "The March of the Trolls" by Edvard Grieg that'll keep you up 'til midnight.
I love when the two black cats fight on two gravestones; 'til they're scare out of their skins by the first skeleton to appear in the cartoon; And when the skeleton tiptoes through the cemetery, he sees the noisy owl (which actually scares him at first), then uses his head--literally, to knock the feathers off the owl (that was funny).I love the graveyard background (very well done),and I think it's mean to use that poor cat like a violin, using a bow and the cat's tail as the strings; Overall an excellent start of The Silly Symphonies
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