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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)
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 »
[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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The Ballad of Casey JonesSee more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A really fun short, 6 September 2012
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Some of the pacing did feel a tad rushed in places, however The Brave Engineer is still really fun. The animation is lusciously coloured and beautifully drawn, and the music is catchy, especially the song, helped by the lively singing. The Brave Engineer has some hilarious commentary, some terrifically paced and never dull action, while the story is always engaging. The characters are zany and likable, and I personally thought Jerry Colonna's voice work was one of The Brave Engineer's best assets(though I can understand as his delivery and his style of humour can be seen as an acquired taste). True, it is not always subtle, but you can tell that a lot of enthusiasm went into it and it is immensely enjoyable as a result.

Overall, a really fun short with everything I love about Disney evident. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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