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27 May 1938 (USA) See more »
The three sleepy children sail in their shoe-boat; they stall briefly on a cloud, then have various... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)
Divonna Doxie ... Singer (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Graham Heid (uncredited)
Writing credits
Eugene Field (poem)

William Cottrell  uncredited
Joe Grant  uncredited
Isadore Klein  uncredited
Walt Pfeiffer  uncredited
Vernon Stallings  uncredited

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
Original Music by
Leigh Harline (uncredited)
Production Management
David Hand .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Atwood .... assistant director (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Ugo D'Orsi .... effects animator (uncredited)
Art Palmer .... effects animator (uncredited)
George Rowley .... effects animator (uncredited)
Animation Department
Zack Schwartz .... layout artist
Dick Huemer .... animator (uncredited)
Isadore Klein .... animator (uncredited)
Ed Love .... animator (uncredited)
Mique Nelson .... background artist (uncredited)
Stan Quackenbush .... animator (uncredited)
Charles Thorson .... character designer (uncredited)
Bob Wickersham .... animator (uncredited)

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8 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Continuity: When the starfish links Wynken and Nod's candy cane hooks together, Nod's pyjamas are blue instead of pink for one shot.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Multiplane camera gives depth to gorgeous background art..., 30 March 2008
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

WYNKEN, BLYNKEN AND NOD has the three sleepy boys sailing off in a wooden shoe into a blue sky floating on crystals while some background music gives some exposition with some vocalizing. It's the start of one of Disney's most appealing cartoons from the late '30s at a time when the studio was really getting a good grip on how to create cartoons that had depth, beauty and finely crafted animation. The multiplane camera, which would be used in most of their feature-length films over the next several years, gives fuller dimension to the lush art work.

Pulling Nod from stumbling through a cloud is reminiscent of the stork doing the same to retrieve the sack holding DUMBO from sinking below the clouds. Most of the sight gags involve watching the boys attempt to fish while getting tangled up in their lines and getting resistance from the starfish surrounding their wooden boat. Finally, a friendly storm cloud huffs and puffs to send the wooden ship sailing to earth, whereby we see it returning safely home.

Again, there are elements that were used in later Disney films--especially PETER PAN (with the boys flying home and overhead shots of the land below), and the animation for Wynken, Blynken and Nod will remind viewers of "the lost boys" from that Disney epic.

An enjoyable treat for any Disney fan.

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