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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 »

Writers:

(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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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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This was the first Disney animated feature film released following the end of World War II. See more »

Quotes

[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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Soundtracks

Mefistofele
(1867) (uncredited)
Written by Arrigo Boito
Excerpt Sung as bass by Nelson Eddy in "The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met" number
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A classic censored
4 August 2000 | by (Aversa, Italy) – See all my reviews

This is one of my Disney favorities, a collection of ten musical cartoons including such classics as "Peter and the wolf", "Willie the operatic whale" and "Blue Bayou"(this was at first planned for the music of Debussy's "Clair de lune" in Fantasia). And there also WAS the cartoon I prefer: "The Martin and The Coys", comical history of a war between two families in the old America. Now I've buyed the new video of this film and I've discovered that this beautiful episode has been completely cut out. Shame on you Disney! Classics must not be touched! It's very sad that,when we are under the continue pressure of Pokemons and other violence and sex from TV, Disney cuts his comic fairy tales because children could believe that the shooting fight between the Martins and the Coys is real (and repeat it,perhaps in schools?)SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!!


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