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

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

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Concerto Bandistico See more »

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Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Legendary conductor Arturo Toscanini so loved this cartoon short that when he first saw it, he asked the theatre projectionist if he could run it again, and the projectionist did. See more »

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Edited into The Walt Disney Christmas Show (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

William Tell Overture
(uncredited)
Music by Gioachino Rossini
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And the band played on...

In this, first color, Mickey Mouse short, he stars as a music conductor at a country fair. His band are playing, in the most average way, The William Tell overture. It gets worse though when Donald (playing a loudmouth ice-cream vendor) comes along and muscles in on the band with his flute, playing a bizarre alternate take on the music and causing the band to stray off course.

Mickey gets mad (I like it when Mickey isn't always the clean-cut good guy) and tries his best to silence Donald. Once that's out the way a bee torments each and every band member, causing further collapse of Mickey's conducting. Once Mickey turns the page on his music script a rather difficult segment of music (called 'The Storm') is revealed. How appropriate, at that very moment a twister tears thru the countryside. The band are so lost in their performance that they don't even realize they're sucked up inside a tornado. It's the highlight of the cartoon, with some truly inventive animation and technically brilliant for it's day.

Mickey doesn't actually say anything in this one but his facial expression do all the acting. Like I said, I like it when Mickey isn't always the opposite of Donald (IE not moody and easily frustrated) and this is their pairing here in this cartoon.


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