In the last of the Silly Symphonies season cycle, bears hibernate (or try to), raccoons sneeze, moose swim, and pretty much everyone ice skates. Everyone gathers around the groundhog to see what happens.
A kitchen is filled with houseflies. A spider wakes up and plays his web like a harp, attracting a pair of them; the female is trapped, and the male summons the cavalry, which arrives ... See full summary »
Old King Cole throws party and invites all of the Mother Goose characters. He warns them that they must leave at midnight. Another collection of characters puts on a stage show. The Ten ... See full summary »
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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