The moon and two owls sing to the Blue Danube Waltz, celebrating the night. Moths dance around a candle flame, fireflies glow, frogs chorus, and so forth.

Director:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The title pretty much says it: fish and other marine life dance and frolic to various tunes. An octopus keeps spoiling the fun in various ways.

Director: Burt Gillett
Arctic Antics (1930)
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A collection of arctic animals (seals, walruses, polar bears, penguins) float by on ice floes and on shore, performing various musical numbers.

Director: Ub Iwerks
Musical | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A spider sneaks in to a toy store and sees the toys come to life as he plays a tune on the toy piano and record player.

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A band of dwarfs dance while they work and play in the forest.

Director: Walt Disney
Autumn (1930)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The season series of Silly Symphonies continues, with squirrels storing nuts and corn, crows stealing it, beavers building a dam, ducks migrating, and the like, as the first snows fall.

Director: Ub Iwerks
Summer (1930)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The bugs of summer frolic and dance.

Director: Ub Iwerks
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Santa's little helpers must hurry to finish the toys before Christmas Day.

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Allan Watson
Winter (1930)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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.

Director: Burt Gillett
Springtime (1929)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Flowers, insects, and a crow family all dance to a jaunty tune celebrating spring. After a brief storm, grasshoppers, frogs, and spiders cavort to the Dance of the Hours.

Director: Walt Disney
Hell's Bells (1929)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The demons of hell play music for Satan, whose delight turns to wrath when an insubordinate refuses to become food for Cerberus.

Director: Ub Iwerks
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit.

Director: Walt Disney
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The various clocks and watches in a clock store dance, ring alarms musically, and otherwise entertain us in an after hours presentation.

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Edit

Storyline

The moon and two owls sing to the Blue Danube Waltz, celebrating the night. Moths dance around a candle flame, fireflies glow, frogs chorus, and so forth.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

flame | owl | moth | frog | firefly | See All (38) »


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 July 1930 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(blue tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?


Soundtracks

Mosquito Parade
Composed by Howard Whitney
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Disney's Melodic Evocation Of Evening
20 September 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney SILLY SYMPHONY Cartoon Short.

A jolly moon announces the beginning of NIGHT. Owls, mosquitoes, fireflies & frogs all join in the evening's romantic, tuneful frolics.

A humorous black & white cartoon. The Symphonies reliance on music to motivate action is clearly seen (and heard) here, with `The Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz,' `Glow-Worm,' `The Mosquito Parade,' `Rock-a-bye Baby,' & `Go To Sleep, My Baby' all heard on the soundtrack in rapid succession.

The SILLY SYMPHONIES, which Walt Disney produced for a ten year period beginning in 1929, are among the most interesting of series in the field of animation. Unlike the Mickey Mouse cartoons in which action was paramount, with the Symphonies the action was made to fit the music. There was little plot in the early Symphonies, which featured lively inanimate objects and anthropomorphic plants & animals, all moving frantically to the soundtrack. Gradually, however, the Symphonies became the school where Walt's animators learned to work with color and began to experiment with plot, characterization & photographic special effects. The pages of Fable & Fairy Tale, Myth & Mother Goose were all mined to provide story lines and even Hollywood's musicals & celebrities were effectively spoofed. It was from this rich soil that Disney's feature-length animation was to spring. In 1939, with SNOW WHITE successfully behind him and PINOCCHIO & FANTASIA on the near horizon, Walt phased out the SILLY SYMPHONIES; they had run their course & served their purpose.


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Night (1930) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page