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Egyptian Melodies (1931)

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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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Referenced in The Mad Doctor (1933) See more »

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Ballet égyptien
Composed by Alexandre Luigini
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Disney Opens An Ancient Tomb
14 October 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney SILLY SYMPHONY Cartoon Short.

A large spider enters the Sphinx at Giza and makes its way to the burial chamber. Once there, the adventurous arachnid gets the scare of its life when the mummies & wall paintings come to life to the strains of EGYPTIAN MELODIES...

This is a wacky, wonderful black & white cartoon. Forget the plot - there almost isn't any. When the stylized wall paintings awake, the animators indulge themselves in a perfect riot of humorous movement which delights the eye. These few moments are one of the great unheralded gems of early Disney animation. Also noteworthy is the sinuous ease with which the `camera' flows along the corridors & down the staircases inside the Sphinx.

The SILLY SYMPHONIES, which Walt Disney produced for a ten year period beginning in 1929, are among the most fascinating of all animated series. 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.


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