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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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music to anyone's ears 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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Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4See more »


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
music to anyone's ears, 26 October 2006
Author: Lee Eisenberg ( from Portland, Oregon, USA

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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