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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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Pretty good despite the music and ear-piercing narration. See more (6 total) »


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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 man who runs up to tell Casey about the oncoming train fails to get the message through, jumps off the train, and then in wide shot is shown still standing there.See more »
Narrator:Ah, it is morning, and all the trains are fast asleep. All except Casey's. His train is slow asleep.See more »
Movie Connections:
The Ballad of Casey JonesSee more »


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Pretty good despite the music and ear-piercing narration., 13 August 2012
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is the story of the engineer Casey Jones and his insane efforts to make sure he delivers the mail on time. The train sequences are very goofy--a major plus.

This cartoon short from Disney is well worth seeing but I must warn you about two major distractions--the singing and, more importantly, the narration by Jerry Colonna. As for the singing, my feeling is many will like it and just as many won't. But the narration--that is something many, many will struggle with, as Colonna's shtick was to deliver his lines in an ear-piercing manner. It's a shame, as other than that it's a cute little cartoon...with VERY annoying narration.

By the way, look carefully at the scene where the conductor jumps off the train. Despite this, in the next scene you can STILL see him standing on top of the train!!

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