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Sparky's Magic Piano (1987)

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A boy makes friends with a piano, and turns into a virtuoso. But he gradually becomes arrogant and the piano decides to teach him a lesson.



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Complete credited cast:
Heidi Sorenson ...
Coral Browne ...
Henry, Sparky's dad (voice)
Narrator (voice)
Josh Rodine ...
Sparky (voice)
Alan Livingston ...
Talking Piano (voice) (as Alan W. Livingston)
Peter Gerald ...


A boy makes friends with a piano, and turns into a virtuoso. But he gradually becomes arrogant and the piano decides to teach him a lesson.

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Wonderful musical childhood memory
6 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I loved this as a child, I remember watching this delightful animated feature a lot and also my granddad playing it on cassette. It was in short one of my favourite childhood memories. Everything about it is good, the animation, the music, the story and the characters.

The animation is very well done. Not garish or flat or murder to the eyes. Instead it is colourful, bright and just excellent really. While the character features were impressive, the colourful backgrounds were even better.

The story is a timeless one, and shows how fame really takes its toll on those young enough to be prepared for it. It tells of a young boy who is learning to play the piano, and it becomes magic, then Sparky gets famous basically. I could really relate to Sparky, as I am a musician myself and I hated playing the piano as well, I was useless at it.

The voice acting is excellent. Josh Rodine is appealing as Sparky, but I loved even more the contributions from Mel Blanc, Cloris Leachman, Tony Curtis and Vincent Price(the latter I am a fan of).

But the main reason why I love this gem so much is the music. I adore classical music, and the musical snippets from composers such as Chopin, Bach, Beethoven and Rachmaninov were a sheer delight especially for a 6 year old girl 11 years ago who was really getting absorbed into its wonderful world.

Overall, this is a real gem and a perfect introduction for youngsters. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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