Mickey and his band are determined to perform their music despite the interferance of Donald Duck and a powerful storm.

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Mickey is trying to lead a concert of The William Tell Overture, but he's continually disrupted by ice cream vendor Donald, who uses a seemingly endless supply of flutes to play Turkey in the Straw instead. After Donald gives up, a bee comes along and causes his own havoc. The band then reaches the Storm sequence, and the weather also starts to pick up; a tornado comes along, but they keep playing. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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In animation historian Jerry Beck's 1994 poll of animators, film historians and directors, this cartoon was rated the third greatest cartoon of all time (the highest ranked Disney cartoon on the list). See more »

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William Tell Overture
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The best concert!
7 October 2015 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

Mickey Mouse conducts a symphony performing the William Tell Overture at the park, all the while Donald Duck playfully interferes with the conducting and while a ferocious tornado crashes the concert. This is musical fun from start to finish, from the frolicking of the birds during the peaceful sounds of the overture to the hilariously chaotic mêlée of the tornado during the overture's storm sequence.

While Mickey Mouse tries to keep everything in order, Donald Duck is definitely the highlight of the cartoon short, with him hilariously trying to annoy Mickey with this flute playing, and him trying to outrun the tornado - sending lots of laughs to the audience.

This cartoon short is where I first heard the William Tell Overture. It's a classic Disney cartoon that is among my favorites and brings back great childhood memories!

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