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Symphony Hour (1942)

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Mickey guest-directs a radio orchestra. The sponsor loves the rehearsal, but come the actual performance, Goofy drops all the instruments under an elevator, so they sound like toys. The sponsor hates it, but the audience loves it anyway.

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Billy Bletcher ...
Sylvester Macaroni (voice) (uncredited)
Pinto Colvig ...
Goofy (voice) (uncredited)
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Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Florence Gill ...
Clara Cluck (voice) (uncredited)
John McLeish ...
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Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
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Maestro Mikey 'Misha' Mouse's orchestra, starring Donald Duck on percussion, Goofy on bassoon, Clara on violin, a hen on Cello, plays well enough to be booked by impresario Sylvester Macaroni for his live radio program "Symphony Hour". Alas, when Goofy carries the instruments into the studio last minute, he gets them all crushed under the elevator, so the sound is all but melodious while the wreckage falls apart with every bar of music, and yet... Written by KGF Vissers

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20 March 1942 (USA)  »

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Mangled Melody
27 June 2003 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney MICKEY MOUSE Cartoon.

Mickey and his pals are all set to make their orchestral debut on the Macaroni SYMPHONY HOUR - not knowing that Goofy has virtually destroyed their instruments.

Many younger viewers may not realize that this very funny little film is set during the broadcast of an old-time live radio show. John McLeish is the program's announcer; Mickey's musicians consist of Donald Duck, Goofy, Clarabelle Cow, Horace Horsecollar and the marvelous Madame Clara Cluck, who inexplicably is given only a few seconds of screen time and was about to disappear from Disney cartoons altogether for forty-one years. Pete is hilarious as Sylvester Macaroni, the program's sponsor.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew comic figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. When a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a blizzard of doomsayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that childlike simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.


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