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Melody Time (1948)

 -  Animation | Family | Music  -  27 May 1948 (USA)
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An anthology of animated vignettes set to contemporary music.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Roy Rogers
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Trigger (as Trigger the Smartest Horse in the Movies)
Dennis Day ...
Johnny Appleseed Narrator (voice)
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The Andrews Sisters
Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians ...
Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians
Freddy Martin ...
Freddy Martin - Pianist
Ethel Smith ...
Ethel Smith
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Frances Langford (voice)
Buddy Clark ...
Master of Ceremonies (voice)
Bob Nolan ...
Bob Nolan (voice) (as Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers)
Sons of the Pioneers ...
Sons of the Pioneers
The Dinning Sisters ...
Dinning Sisters - Singers
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Bobby Driscoll
Luana Patten ...
Luana Patten
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Storyline

Segments: "Once Upon a Wintertime," two lovers rescued from an icy river by friendly animals; "Bumble Boogie," bee beset by musical instruments and symbols come to life; "Johnny Appleseed," story of the legendary pioneer tree-planter; "Trees," mood piece set to musical treatment of Joyce Kilmer's poem; "Little Toot," story of a heroic little tugboat who saves an ocean liner; "Blame it on the Samba," Donald Duck and Jose Carioca have the blues blown away at a Latin cafe; "Pecos Bill," story of the legendary cowpoke, his trusty mount Widowmaker and his sweetheart Slue Foot Sue. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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7 HIT SONGS! 11 MUSICAL STARS! (original ad - all caps) See more »


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Release Date:

27 May 1948 (USA)  »

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All in Fun  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the original release the first segment was titled "The Martins and the Coys" and was modeled after the famous feud between the Hatfield and McCoy families. When it was released on DVD this segment was removed since it had guns and shooting in it. This segment can still be found on the web. See more »

Quotes

[introduction to "Little Toot"]
Master of Ceremonies: There's drama, there's excitement, and there's harmony for three in a story of adventure on the sea. Now, featured in this epic is a ship of proud design. No, it's not this ocean liner. We take a different line. So with a huff and a puff and a chug-chug-chug, and a perky little hoot, we introduce our hero, the tugboat, Little Toot.
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Connections

Referenced in Mighty Manhattan, New York's Wonder City (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Melody Time
Written by George David Weiss (as George Weiss) and Bennie Benjamin
Performed by Buddy Clark
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Nice compilation of Disney musical shorts...
4 July 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

'Melody Time' showcases seven classic short stories utilizing the talents of The Andrews Sisters, Dennis Day, Roy Rogers, Sons of the Pioneers and Frances Langford. Highlights include "Pecos Bill" and "Johnny Appleseed", as well as "Little Toot", the tale of a mischievous tugboat. "Bumble Boogie" and "Blame it on the Samba" are other highlights.

A nice mixture of fun and fantasy with some great music on the soundtrack while the Disney animation dazzles with its highly stylized cartoon art. Although an uneven blend of sketches, it's got plenty of entertainment value. A winter wonderland romance sung by the Andrews Sisters gets it off to a good start. Kids of all ages should love it and adults won't be bored. Highly recommended.


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