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The Band Concert (1935)

Mickey and his band are determined to perform their music despite the interferance of Donald Duck and a powerful storm.


Wilfred Jackson (uncredited)
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Uncredited cast:
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)


Mickey is trying to lead a concert of The William Tell Overture, but he's continually disrupted by ice cream vendor Donald, who uses a seemingly endless supply of flutes to play Turkey in the Straw instead. After Donald gives up, a bee comes along and causes his own havoc. The band then reaches the Storm sequence, and the weather also starts to pick up; a tornado comes along, but they keep playing. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Did You Know?


Leonard Maltin, an expert on Walt Disney cartoons, said this was his personal favorite Mickey Mouse short when he introduced it for a showing on Turner Classic Movies' "Treasure from the Disney Vault." See more »


Featured in DTV Monster Hits (1987) See more »


William Tell Overture
Music by Gioachino Rossini
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21 February 2002 | by baz-15See all my reviews

All budding animators should see this one. It is one of the all time great cartoons. The scene when the twister lifts the band up is transcendent. It still awes after all these years. The cartoon starts off in a light way, with donald duck interfering with the band,playing turkey in the straw against their william tell overture. The action is guided by the music, and vice versa-when mickey tries to swat a bee by waving his arms, the band play his instructions,when he gets ice cream down his pants and tries to shake it off, they play some belly dance music. There's great attention to detail in the cartoon, the music script follows the band as they fly about in the storm, when mickey is flying about and passes through a window frame the blind shuts after him. And the music is great and complements the animation perfectly. They shoulda sent this cartoon into space with the other stuff on voyager.

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Release Date:

23 February 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Concerto Bandistico See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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