Make Mine Music (1946)

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Animation done to contemporary popular music.


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Complete credited cast:
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)
Dinah Shore (voice)
Benny Goodman
Andrews Sisters (voice) (as Andrews Sisters)
Jerry Colonna ...
Narrator (segment "Casey at the Bat") (voice)
Andy Russell ...
Andy Russell (voice)
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)


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 <>

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15 August 1946 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)



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1.37 : 1
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Mudville, the home city of Casey's team, is most likely fictional. However the name is not a creation of Ernest Thayer (1863-1940). Thayer grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts. The neighboring town of Holliston, Massachusetts had an area called Mudville. In later life, Thayer worked in California. The local city of Stockton, had various informal names. One of them was also Mudville. See more »


[last lines]
Narrator: [Willie impaled by a harpoon by Prof. Tetti-Tatti] Now Willie will never sing at the met. But don't be too harsh on Tetti-Tatti; he just didn't understand. You see, Willie's singing was a miracle, and people aren't used to miracles.
[to Willie's seagull friend who mourns the whale's loss]
Narrator: And you, faithful little friend, don't be too sad, because miracles never really die. And somewhere in wherever heaven is reserved for creatures of the deep, Willie is still singing, in a hundred ...
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Edited into After You've Gone (1946) See more »


Tristan und Isolde
(1865) (uncredited)
Written by Richard Wagner
Excerpt Sung as tenor and soprano by Nelson Eddy in "The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met" number
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Some of my Dad's best work!
31 December 2003 | by (Pinon Hills, CA) – See all my reviews

Make Mine Music:

What a great collection of stories! I watched it fairly recently with my Dad and some other family at his house in Pinon Hills. I still cry at the "Johnny Fedora" and "Willie The Whale" stories. I grew up watching these and so many Disney cartoons and movies on our old 16 millimeter projector. We still have it, but it needs a bulb. My nephew Kurt brought this cartoon up on DVD. It was great to see my Dad's "name up in lights," so to speak, at least for animation credits. He loved seeing it again, altho' his eyes aren't so good now at age 92. But he is still hanging in there.

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