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Dick Kinney (story) &
Dick Shaw (story)
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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)
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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 »
Narrator:If that's Casey, I'm a Rhode Island rooster.
[Casey arrives]
Narrator:Well, cock-a-doodle-doo!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Disney's American Legends (2001) (V)See more »
The Ballad of Casey JonesSee more »


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On Track With Mr. Jones, 7 May 2003
Author: Ron Oliver ( from Forest Ranch, CA

A Walt Disney Cartoon.

THE BRAVE ENGINEER Casey Jones won't let anything stop him from getting his mail train to Frisco on time.

The American Tall Tale hero comes to comic life in this funny, fast moving little film. Boisterous radio comedian Jerry Colonna is the perfect singing narrator, his special brand of silliness completely in tune with the tone of the cartoon. Look fast early on for the name of Ward Kimball on the engine yard schedule sheet - this zany Disney animator was a tremendous train enthusiast.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew comic figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. When a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a blizzard of doomsayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that childlike simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.

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