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The Overture to 'William Tell' (1947)

Approved | | Animation, Short | 16 June 1947 (USA)
In this Lantz Color Cartune (production number 2326), Wally Walrus, masquerading as famed orchestra leader, Sir Wally Walrus, mounts the podium to conduct the orchestra, and his troubles ... See full summary »

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In this Lantz Color Cartune (production number 2326), Wally Walrus, masquerading as famed orchestra leader, Sir Wally Walrus, mounts the podium to conduct the orchestra, and his troubles only end when the cartoon does, with the orchestra completely destroyed. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Fun With The Classics
17 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Seems to combine the Fleisher Brothers ("A Car-tune Portrait"), Walt Disney ("The Band Concert"), Milt Britton (whose comedy band destroyed all instruments by the end of their concert), and, of course, Spike Jones. It's interesting to note that Spike used the gag of the dwarf playing the bass fiddle from the inside (!) AFTER this 1947 cartoon was made. After a while you lose track of who might be copying who, and just enjoy the good fun. The advantage of musical cartoons (and Lantz made many!) is that they hold up well after repeated viewing.


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