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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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For Your All-Time Good Time! See more »


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27 May 1948 (USA)  »

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All in Fun  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Because of the controversy about smoking, the "Pecos Bill" segment was heavily edited for release to DVD. In the original film Bill is seen smoking a cigarette in several sequences. The cigarette was edited out in each case, resulting in the removal of almost the entire tornado sequence and some odd hand and mouth movements for Bill throughout. See more »

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[introduction to "Blame It On the Samba"]
Master of Ceremonies: The intoxicating rhythm of the samba. A talented miss serves a musical cocktail with a true Latin American fling. So if three boisterous birds of a feather fall under the influence of this torrid tropical tempo, don't blame them, blame it on the rhythm of the samba.
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Trees
Poem by Joyce Kilmer
Music by Oscar Rasbach
Performed by Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians
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Disney animation with music shorts (again)
9 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Following on the heels of 'Fantasia' (which used classical music to accompany animated shorts) and 'Make Mine Music' (which used popular songs and recital instead), comes another musical anthology, 'Melody Time', the weakest of the three.

The Andrews Sisters perform 'Little Toot' to give life to a charming tale about a mischievous tug-boat who eventually redeems himself; while Roy Rogers performs the dullest piece of the film, 'Pecos Bill'. In-between we have a mixed bag - a choral version of the croaky old poem 'Trees'; a hot samba with Ethel Smith and Donald Duck; 'Bumble-Boogie' (which has a bee trying to escape from the musical cacophony which is Freddy Martin's orchestra and The Flight of the Bumble Bee); and the tale of Johnny Appleseed.

OK to pass the time but does not have anything on the scale of 'The Whale Who Wanted To Sing At The Met' or 'The Nutcracker Suite' from the previous films.


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