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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)  »

Also Known As:

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 "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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Connections

Featured in The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Shadows on the Trail
Written by Eliot Daniel and Johnny Lange
Performed by Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers
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Good Cartoon Anthology
18 June 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Melody Time a successor to Walt Disney's Make Mine Music didn't quite reach the standards of the previous film, but it still has a lot to recommend it. As in the previous film, some of the segments of Melody Time are better than others.

Buddy Clark who died the following year provides the overall narration and the animation effects of the paint brush. Clark was one of the best singers of the Thirties and Forties, his was a great law to American popular music.

Pecos Bill the final segment proved so popular that it got issued as a short subject feature. But I like Dennis Day in the Johnny Appleseed segment. Also Donald Duck and Jose Carioca doing the Blame It On The Samba dancing to the music the Andrews Sisters sing and that Ethel Smith plays on the Organ. Ethel is the only other participating artist who is actually seen other than the Pecos Bill segment.

Melody Time is a good cartoon anthology still holding up well for today's audience.


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