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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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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Mickey Mouse: Where's Goofy? Where are the instruments? GOOFY!
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Goofy: I'M COMI-I-I-I-ING!
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One of my absolute favourites!
25 October 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I loved Symphony Hour when I was a kid, and I have had trouble finding it. Finding it on YouTube after five or so years brought all those memories back. The concept of Symphony Hour has Mickey Mouse conducting a radio orchestra with a performance of the popular Light Calvary overture by Franz Von Suppe. It is loved by the sponsor in rehearsal, but after the instruments are crushed in a lift, it falls downhill from there. Along with the Band Concert and Mickey's Good Deed, this ranks as one of the best Mickey Mouse shorts. The music was outstanding of course, but what was even more impressive were the wonderful Technicolour animation, a nice script, expert voice acting from Florence Gill, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash and Pinto Colvig and some truly sublimely hilarious moments. Anything said or done by Pete or Donald is bound to bring you tears of laughter, and Madame Clara Cluck shines in the few seconds of screen time she has. Like Band Concert, symphony Hour is very special to me, and I hope that people now will recognise it as the classic it really is. A definite 10/10 Bethany Cox


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