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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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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 »


Certificate:

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Release Date:

27 May 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

All in Fun  »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

During the making of this movie, when composer Ken Darby presented the music for the "Johnny Appleseed" segment to Walt Disney, Walt scorned the music, as sounding "like New Deal music," to which an enraged Darby shouted back, "THAT is just a cross-section of one man's opinion!" Darby would not be at the studio much longer after that. See more »

Quotes

[introduction to "Pecos Bill"]
Master of Ceremonies: Here's a tall tale straight from the chuck wagon, just the way the old-timers used to tell it. According to them, Pecos Bill was the roughest, toughest, rootin'est, tootin'est, shootin'est cowpoke that ever lived. Well, any story about old Pecos is bound to be right strong medicine, so maybe it's best to sashay into it kinda gentle-like.
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Connections

Edited into Contrast in Rhythm (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Toot
Written by Allie Wrubel
Performed by The Andrews Sisters
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Sing aloud! This movie is genius!!!!!
30 July 2006 | by ((Near) D/FW Airport, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

Seven musical Disney animated shorts come together in Disney's 1948 movie, "Melody Time," a movie cartoon starring all your favorite Disney friends together being so very musical!!!!!

Here are five things that I liked the best about this film:

1. The shorts. Nice selection by Walt Disney on all those cartoons selected for "Melody Time." They were quite a toe-tapper!

2. The history. Yes, this movie has aged quite well, and this movie is a window back in time to when cartoons were enjoyable!

3. The folk tales. Yes, I remember folk tales quite well! Here, we have a couple of them made into shorts: Johnny Appleseed, and Pecos Bill. You might remember these!!!!!

4. It's Disney. What could an old Disney film be like without the Disney characters of Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, etc.?

5. It's fun! It's that plain simple!

Have these five reasons convinced you to have a go at "Melody Time" yet?

10/10


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