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Farmyard Symphony (1938)

The farm comes to life, to various classical tunes. The high point is a rooster serenading a chicken, with all the animals joining in. But then comes the sound that's even more welcome to ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Melvin J. Gibby ...
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Beatrice Hagen ...
Farmer (voice)
Dorothy Lloyd ...
Birds (voice)
Lee Millar ...
(voice)
Victor Rodman ...
(voice)
Lee Sweetland ...
(voice)
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The farm comes to life, to various classical tunes. The high point is a rooster serenading a chicken, with all the animals joining in. But then comes the sound that's even more welcome to the animals: the farmer and his wife with food (the only actual words spoken). Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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14 October 1938 (USA)  »

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Concert à la ferme  »

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Simple but beautifully animated Silly Symphony
30 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The technical prowess of the Silly Symphony series hit its peak in the mid to late 1930s. While The Old Mill (1937) is the peak of the series in terms of sheer beauty and technical innovation, Farmyard Symphony (1938) was still riding that wave. The animation is just gorgeous; there is a realism to the animal characters which looks forward to the final entry in Disney's Golden Age, Bambi (1942).

Of course, the story is thin. I have heard this short described as an adaptation of the Chanticleer story, but that's not accurate. Farmyard Symphony is much more like the earliest Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphony shorts, which featured characters making music with gags thrown in.

Overall a charming and lovely-looking short. Not essential, but worth watching for Disney buffs.


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