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High Note (1960)

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The sheet music for Johann Strauss' "The Blue Danube" is constructed by moving musical symbols. A baton-toting conductor note tries to direct his fellow notes in performing this musical ... See full summary »

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The sheet music for Johann Strauss' "The Blue Danube" is constructed by moving musical symbols. A baton-toting conductor note tries to direct his fellow notes in performing this musical piece, but finds that one of the notes has become drunk after being inside the sheet music for "Little Brown Jug". The drunken note staggers goofily on the staves for the music of "The Blue Danube" and is chased by the conductor. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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3 December 1960 (USA)  »

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music to anyone's ears
26 October 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

In one of the occasional instances where they took a break from using their normal cast, the crowd behind the Looney Tunes cartoons made "High Note", about music notes assembling themselves for "The Blue Danube", only to have one note get drunk, leading the conductor note to chase him all over the sheet.

It's one of their many shorts introducing children to high culture (at the very least, it seems that they were doing that). It also shows that cartoons don't need words to be great; in fact, it makes them more comprehensible to other cultures if they consist of only images. Whether it's just quick entertainment or something else, this is a cartoon for the ages. I definitely recommend it.


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