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3 November 1934 (USA) See more »
Plot:
The lovely goddess of spring Persephone is kidnapped by Hades, thus bringing about the winter season. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in alphabetical order)
Kenny Baker ... Singing Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Jessica Dragonette ... Goddess of Spring (voice) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Tudor Williams ... Pluto (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Wilfred Jackson (uncredited)
 
Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
 
Original Music by
Leigh Harline (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Wolfgang Reitherman .... animator
Ken Anderson .... layout artist (uncredited)
Art Babbitt .... animator (uncredited)
Les Clark .... animator (uncredited)
Dick Huemer .... animator (uncredited)
Ward Kimball .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Hamilton Luske .... animator (uncredited)
 
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Marge Champion .... movement model: Persephone (uncredited)
 

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10 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Mono (RCA Sound System)
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A beautifully animated Silly Symphony, 12 March 2009
Author: Julia Arsenault (ja_kitty_71) from Canada

This is a beautifully animated operatic Silly Symphony, and I love it. The short is based on the Greek myth of the goddess Persephone, and the origin of the seasonal cycle; I had studied World Mythology as a hobby. Beside the animation, I love the use of music for two different worlds - Classical for the upper world; and Jazz, in the influence of Cab Calloway for Hell.

The cartoon was also the first attempt by Disney animators to animate 'realistic' human figures, in preparation for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The characters were designed by Albert Hurter, who suggested certain poses and gestures that the animators were not yet skilled enough to emulate. After realising that a greater knowledge of anatomy was required in order to produce believable human animation, Disney hired Don Graham, who held anatomy classes in order to prepare the animators for their first feature.

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