Poster

The Skeleton Dance ()


Reference View | Change View


The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit.

Director:
Reviews:

Photos and Videos

Directed by

Edit
Walt Disney

Written by

Edit
Carl W. Stalling ... (idea) (uncredited)

Produced by

Edit
Walt Disney ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

Edit
Carl W. Stalling

Animation Department

Edit
Ub Iwerks ... animator
Les Clark ... animator: "xylophone" scene (uncredited)
Wilfred Jackson ... animator (uncredited)
Mary Tebb ... ink artist (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

Production Companies

Edit

Distributors

Edit

Special Effects

Edit

Other Companies

Edit

Storyline

Edit
Plot Summary

The night promises to be a scary one. Lightning flashes. The wind howls. A tree branch in the shape of a hand seems to grab for a frightened owl that spins its head around like a top. The clock on the church tower strikes midnight, sending the bats flying out of the belfry. Two cats on gravestones fight by pulling and stretching each other's noses like taffy. A skeleton rises from behind a gravestone, frightening the fur off the cats. But an owl's hooting scares it, and it retaliates by throwing its skull and knocking the bird's feathers off. It's time for the skeletons to dance; and they perform as no living creatures could. Written by J. Spurlin

Plot Keywords
Taglines The greatest talking picture novelty ever screened! -- A laugh riot from start to finish! A comically clever cartoon classic with music, sound, and original effects See more »
Genres
Parents Guide View content advisory »
Certification

Additional Details

Edit
Also Known As
  • La danse macabre (France)
  • El baile de los esqueletos (Spain)
  • A Dança dos Esqueletos (Brazil)
  • A csontváztánc (Hungary)
  • La danza del esqueleto (Uruguay)
  • See more »
Runtime
  • 6 min
Country
Language
Color
Aspect Ratio
Sound Mix

Box Office

Budget $5,386 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Edit
Trivia The first of Walt Disney's Silly Symphony series. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Haunted House (1929). See more »
Soundtracks March of the Dwarfs See more »

Contribute to This Page


Recently Viewed