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Michael Maltese (story)
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Release Date:
3 December 1960 (USA) See more »
The sheet music for Johann Strauss' "The Blue Danube" is constructed by moving musical symbols. A baton-toting... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Excellent use of classical music and a very amusing concept See more (5 total) »



Mel Blanc ... Drunken Musical Note (voice)

Directed by
Chuck Jones 
Writing credits
Michael Maltese (story)

Original Music by
Milt Franklyn 
Film Editing by
Treg Brown 
Animation Department
William Butler .... background artist
Philip DeGuard .... background artist
Ken Harris .... animator
Maurice Noble .... layout artist
Richard Thompson .... animator
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6 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:G (Nova Scotia) | UK:U

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Excellent use of classical music and a very amusing concept, 15 August 2001

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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