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The Legend of Johnny Appleseed (1948)
"Johnny Appleseed" (original title)

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A retelling of the life of the legendary American itinerant apple tree planter.

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The Old Settler / Johnny Appleseed / Johnny's Angel (voice)
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Dennis Day tells the story of Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman), narrated by The Old Settler. He's an apple farmer who sees people going west and thinks he can't join them, until an angel appears to him and sings the virtues of apples, convincing Johnny he has a mission. He sets off without a knife or gun; at first, the animals mistrust him, but when he even treats a skunk kindly, they all take to him. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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27 May 1948 (USA)  »

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Presenting Dennis Day Portraying the Characters of the Old Settler, Johnny Appleseed and Johnny's Angel  »

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The Apple Song
Written by Kim Gannon and Walter Kent
Performed by Dennis Day
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"I'm about the puniest fellar alive."
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This cartoon was originally part of Melody Time. I really like this one. It's the life story of real historical figure John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed), told Disney style. Nice colorful animation. Dennis Day is marvelous, doing all the voices as well as the singing. He has the ideal voice for this kind of cartoon. Love the cute animals. It's a little longer than your average cartoon short from the time but it never drags. It's pleasant and fun from start to finish. Wholesome Americana for those who aren't so cynical they can still enjoy such things. Definitely seek it out but, if possible, watch Melody Time because you'll get this plus other quality musical cartoons.


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