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Make Mine Music (1946)

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Animation done to contemporary popular music.

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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)
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The PIed Pipers (voice) (as Pied Pipers)
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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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15 August 1946 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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In the "Casey at the Bat" segment, a sign on the stadium wall announces that the Mudville 9 are playing Burbank in the fateful game, a reference to the location of the Walt Disney studio. See more »

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Narrator: Peter, don't just stand that way!
[the wolf leans Peter downward]
Narrator: And don't stand that way either.
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References Pinocchio (1940) See more »

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Chi mi freno in tal momento?
(1835) (uncredited)
aka "Sextet"
from "Lucia di Lammermoor"
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano
Sung by Nelson Eddy in "The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met" number
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8/10 ****/5 ~ Walt Disney's Pop "Fantasia" for the Fightin' Forties.
14 September 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Make Mine Music finds Walt Disney in the midst of the transitional period between his first five animated features (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, Bambi) and the post-war revival begun with Cinderella (1950).

The idea of a casual variant of Fantasia featuring popular music was a good one. Even though the segments which comprise the film vary in quality, the film as a whole is a bright, colorful and amusing light entertainment which fit wartime needs ideally.

Highlights include two spirited Benny Goodman swing numbers ("All The Cats Join In" and "After You've Gone") and the unforgettable finale, "Willie the Operatic Whale", narrated and sung by Nelson Eddy. The animation is generally first-rate and the Technicolor film will dazzle any viewer not expecting a genuine masterwork.

Make Mine Music was successful enough to warrant a considerably better follow-up, Melody Time (1948).

The undistinguished but harmless "Martins and the Coys" segment, concerning the gun-feuding backwoods families of American folklore, has idiotically been removed from current editions, evidently for PC reasons. It's scary that Disney may start altering their classics to meet artificial modern standards. (If they had cut anything from Make Mine Music, it should have been the tasteless "Two Silhouettes" ballet, all doilies and valentines and icky fake sentiment.)


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