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Dick Kinney (story) &
Dick Shaw (story)
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Release Date:
3 March 1950 (USA) See more »
Legendary engineer Casey Jones is determined to keep his train schedule and nothing is going to stop him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Jerry Colonna ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Darby ... Singer (as The King's Men)
Jon Dodson ... Singer (as The King's Men)
The King's Men ... The King's Men
Bud Linn ... Singer (as The King's Men)
Rad Robinson ... Singer (as The King's Men)

Directed by
Jack Kinney 
Writing credits
Dick Kinney (story) &
Dick Shaw (story)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
Original Music by
Ken Darby 
Visual Effects by
Andy Engman .... effects animator
Animation Department
Al Bertino .... animator
Don DaGradi .... layout artist
Ray Huffine .... background artist
Milt Kahl .... animator
Fred Moore .... animator
Music Department
Eddie Newton .... composer: song "The Ballad of Casey Jones"
T. Lawrence Seibert .... composer: song "The Ballad of Casey Jones"
Crew believed to be complete

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7 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »

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Continuity: The top row of the "Trains" blackboard at the end changes between cuts.See more »
[Casey rescues a damsel-in-distress tied to the railroad tracks]
Narrator:[as damsel-in-distress] My hero!
Narrator:[as mustache twirling villain] Curses! Foiled again!
[Casey tosses the still bound damsel-in-distress to a railroad station attendant as his train speeds by]
Narrator:What do you know? She-mail!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in DTV: Rock, Rhythm & Blues (1984) (V)See more »
The Ballad of Casey JonesSee more »


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"His train is slow asleep.", 14 September 2014
Author: utgard14 from USA

Fun cartoon from Disney that's loosely based on real-life train engineer Casey Jones. The story finds Casey determined to get his cargo to its destination on time, despite all the obstacles that stand in his way. It's very cute and fun with wonderful voice work from Jerry Colonna. I'm a sucker for train stories so it has that added value for me. I read that this cartoon has been censored now by Disney, specifically the scene with the robbers being edited out because they have guns. A textbook example of the stupidity of political correctness and 21st century Disney's cowardice. Thankfully I did not watch that version.

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