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3 November 1934 (USA) See more »
The lovely goddess of spring Persephone is kidnapped by Hades, thus bringing about the winter season. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (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)
Other crew
Marge Champion .... movement model: Persephone (uncredited)

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10 min
Color (Technicolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Persephone....and Satan?!, 10 January 2014
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

"The Goddess of Spring" is evidence that even back in 1934, Disney REALLY was getting Greek mythology all wrong. So, folks who find problems with their film "Hercules", "The Goddess of Spring" shows that it would be a lot worse!

This short is SUPPOSED to be the Greek myth about the origins of winter. In the original story, Hades was very sad and lonely in the underworld since everyone else was dead (and dead women make lousy girlfriends). So, he came to the surface and kidnapped the fair Persephone. In order to get her back, an agreement was made--she would stay with Hades for three months and then return to the Earth's surface. HOWEVER, in this film (like "Hercules"), the Disney folks decide to make it Satan. And, unlike "Hercules", this guy actually LOOKS exactly like Satan (whereas Hades only ACTS like Satan in the other film).

If all this isn't bad enough, the film is STUFFED to brim with awful singing--the sort of dreadful Nelson Eddy-like songs that many cartoons had in the 1930s. All in all, despite great animation, this one is boring, nauseatingly cute and they get the story all wrong.

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