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The monkeys are swinging; their song and dance routine has other jungle creatures joining in. And two monkeys in love chase and kiss. But the hungry crocodiles lie in wait (and dance the soft shoe)...

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The monkeys are swinging; their song and dance routine has other jungle creatures joining in. And two monkeys in love chase and kiss. But the hungry crocodiles lie in wait (and dance the soft shoe)...

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One of the better early Silly Symphonies
26 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Monkey Melodies is no Skeleton Dance, but it is an improvement on El Terrible Toreador, The Merry Dwarfs and Cannibal Capers and has more interest to Arctic Antics and Frollicking Fish. The story is a familiar set up, but everything is done in a lively manner. Complete with niftily choreographed dancing, energetic music, crisp pacing and likable, engaging characters, the main positive asset about Monkey Melodies is the animation, not just fluid and smooth but also one of the more detailed Silly Symphonies in terms of animation such as with the water effects and the dancing through the treetops. All in all, very enjoyable from an animation perspective and one of the better early efforts from the Silly Symphony cartoons. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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