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Make Mine Music (1946)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Music | 15 August 1946 (USA)
Animation done to contemporary popular music.

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(as Bob Cormack), | 3 more credits »

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(story), (story) | 14 more credits »
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Narrator / Willie / Whitey / Tetti-Tatti / Sailors / Newsman / Men / Workman / Cabbie / Cop / Scientists / Woman / Cat / Opera Singers / Chorus (segment "The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met") (voice)
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Dinah Shore (voice)
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Benny Goodman
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Andrews Sisters (voice) (as Andrews Sisters)
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Narrator (segment "Casey at the Bat") (voice)
Andy Russell ...
Andy Russell (voice)
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Narrator (segment "Peter and the Wolf") (voice)
Tatiana Riabouchinska ...
Tatiana Riabouchinska (as Riabouchinska)
David Lichine ...
David Lichine (as Lichine)
The Pied Pipers ...
The PIed Pipers (voice) (as Pied Pipers)
The King's Men ...
The King's Men (voice) (as King's Men)
Ken Darby Chorus ...
Ken Darby Chorus (voice)
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Storyline

Segments: "A Rustic Ballad," a story of feuding hillbillys; "A Tone Poem," a mood piece set on a blue bayou; "A Jazz Interlude," a bobby-soxer goes jitterbugging with her date at the malt shop; "A Ballad in Blue," dark room, rain and somber landscapes illustrate the loss of a lover; "A Musical Recitation," the story of Casey at the Bat; "Ballade Ballet," ballet dancers perform in silhouette; "A Fairy Tale with Music," Peter and the Wolf; "After You've Gone," four musical instruments chase through a surreal landscape; "A Love Story," about the romance between a fedora and a bonnet; "Opera Pathetique," the story of Willie, the Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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(RCA Sound System)

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This was the second time ballet dancers David Lichine (1910-1972) and Tatiana Riabouchinska (1917-2000) worked in a Disney film. They previously served as dance models for a male alligator and a female hippopotamus in the "Dance of the Hours" ballet sequence of Fantasia (1940). See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Peter, don't just stand that way!
[the wolf leans Peter downward]
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Soundtracks

Peter and the Wolf
(1936)
Written by Sergei Prokofiev (as Serge Prokofieff)
Told by Sterling Holloway
Performed by Symphonie-Orchester Graunke (uncredited)
Conducted by Kurt Graunke (uncredited)
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Pop and jazz second-cousin to "Fantasia"
29 July 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Chocolate-box potpourri of Disney-animated shorts became Walt Disney's eighth animated theatrical feature, one that plays like a middling excuse to allow the studio's animators to blow off some creative steam. Divvied up into separate musical suites (utilizing pop, jazz, Big Band, and the Russian classical piece "Peter and the Wolf"), "Make Mine Music" is musically of its time, featuring the talents of Benny Goodman, Dinah Shore, Nelson Eddy, etc. In that regard, it dates far worse than "Fantasia", and comes to a virtual halt in the middle of an overstretched slapstick baseball satire, but there are incidental pleasures. The popular "Peter and the Wolf" segment, which was later serialized on Disney's TV program and found a large following, is the only segment that feels fully thought-out (and has involving animation), while "The Whale Who Wanted To Sing At The Met" is an interesting idea (with beautiful flourishes) in search of a narrative (the hero actually ends up in Heaven...complete with angel's wings!). Followed by "Melody Time", which featured more storytelling and less abstract whimsy. ** from ****


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