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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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Nuotit viivastolla  »

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Excellent use of classical music and a very amusing concept
15 August 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This short, nominated for an Oscar, is one of Chuck Jones's best. You'll never hear The Blue Danube in the same way again. Extremely creative joining of animation and music. One slight correction of another comment on this short: I know I saw this short on television prior to 1977, because I saw it for the first time before I turned 18. In any case, Cartoon Network has aired this fairly recently and if I recall correctly, showed it one New Years Eve, as part of a special broadcast. I think it was in 1999 as part of the "Miloony-um" special. Most highly recommended.


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