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Egyptian Melodies (1931)

A spider sneaks into the Sphinx and has several spooky encounters.

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A spider descends into the sphinx; we follow behind it in a fairly impressive tracking shot. It reaches the central chamber and the mummies come to life and dance, as do the soldiers and royalty drawn on the wall. This includes a spirited chariot race. All the activity ultimately scares the spider, and it runs out. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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21 August 1931 (USA)  »

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Melodias Egipcias  »

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Copyright date: 27-8-1931. See more »

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Featured in The Mickey Mouse Club: Episode #1.92 (1956) See more »

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Ballet égyptien
Composed by Alexandre Luigini
(1875)
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Walk like an Egyptian
3 September 2013 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

This early black-and-white cartoon features a little spider sneak his way into the catacombs beneath the Sphinx and wander around. The scaling effects as he does so are quite good, especially for 1931. A bunch of mummies comb out of their sarcophagi and dance around. From here on it's the usual movement timed to music animation showcase that many early Silly Symphonies were known for. The monochrome does add a nice atmosphere though, I just wish that they did more with it.

Eventually the little spider freaks out at the madness on show and high-tails it out of there. That's your lot for this plot less cartoon, but it's not a complete obscurity and worth watching once.


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