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Farmyard Symphony (1938)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Wonderful characters and a superb send up of classical favourites make this Silly Symphony absolute perfection!
20 September 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Farmyard Symphony, what can I say? Practically perfect in every way. Of course it is rather short on plot, but it has enough charm and fun to wholly compensate. The animation is colourful and fluid, no stiff movements or colour changes as far as I can see. The characters were wonderful, from the adorable piglets to the absolutely hilarious chickens, they alone contributed to the charm of this silly symphony. The best part? Has to be the music, a superb collage of classical music favourites such as the Pastoral Symphony, William Tell, The Barber of Seville, Tannhauser and Hungarian Rhapsody Number 2.

This silly symphony is a very funny and wholly engaging one, and is up there with my favourites. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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