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Hell's Bells (1929)

The demons of hell play music for Satan, whose delight turns to wrath when an insubordinate refuses to become food for Cerberus.

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Ub Iwerks
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Satan and the demons gather for a wild party. After the demons play music, Satan has them "milk" burning flames out of a dragon cow and he drinks them. He then feeds one of his little demons to his three-headed hound Cerberus. The other one runs away and eventually kicks Satan off a cliff where he is consumed by flames. Written by Coolguy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sinos do Inferno See more »

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Mono (Powers Cinephone Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Both the Slavic entity Chernabog & Belabog appear in hell, the latter being a later expanded character in Fantasia's Night on Bald Mountain. See more »

Connections

Edited into The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont
Incidental music
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AC/DC Must Have Watched Too Much Disney As Children
31 January 2015 | by RbDerajSee all my reviews

Though this wasn't as clever or funny compared to most Silly Symphonies, it was entertaining to watch just because of how strange and offbeat it was for a Disney cartoon. This is a side of Disney that most people have never seen. It is ironic how they were afraid to release The Nightmare Before Christmas under the name of Disney because they thought it might be too scary for kids, yet they used to make shorts like this. This literally takes place Hell and is full of creepy monsters, cat-like devils, and a dragon with udders of a cow that milk flames. They eat each other and in the end the main demon (which I assume is Satan) is dragged down into his own abyss of fire and consumed. It is all in the spirit of fun and games but I'm not sure of how "kid friendly" it is. People used to call the band AC/DC satanic, they even have a song with the same title "Hell's Bells." Maybe they just watched too many Disney cartoons as kids.


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