A little girl has a late night snack and falls asleep. She finds herself in a land where toys and nursery rhymes have come to life. Three heralds sing a welcome song warning her of the beast. Six wooden soldiers march in formation; she kisses the leader, who blushes and falls for her. Speaking of falling, Humpty Dumpty laughs at this and falls off, revealing five wooden ducks who do a song-and-dance number, ending by crashing into some alphabet blocks and spelling out "nertz." The soldier leads the girl to a bookshelf, where they sing the title song (helped by some other books). The finish, turn the page, and the beast comes out of the page after her. A fight ensues, with the soldier sending a toy airplane after the beast (it shaves stripes in its fur), along with some less effective attacks. The attack wakes the little girl up, and she climbs into her bed. Written by
Jon Reeves <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
This is the second in the Merrie Melodies series made in Cinecolor. Warner Bros. had to use this inferior two-color process because Disney still had an exclusive contract with Technicolor for animation produced in three-color Technicolor. See more
When the girl and the toy soldier open the giant book to show the lyrics to the "Beauty and the Beast" song, one of the lines reads "her poor nerves would fail her". But when the song is sung, the singers sing, "Her poor heart would fail her". See more
It's time, little girl, for a sleep.
Beauty and the Beast
Music by Harry Ruby
Lyrics by Bert Kalmar
Sung as "Welcome Little Girl" by the three who greet the girl
Also sung by the girl and the toy soldier
Also played after the beast grabs the girl See more