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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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Cast

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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The tune that Donald Duck plays, "Turkey in the Straw", is the same tune that was played by Mickey Mouse in his first release, Steamboat Willie (1928). See more »

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Referenced in Epic Mickey (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

William Tell Overture
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Music by Gioachino Rossini
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A classic Mickey Mouse short!
8 July 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I have always found The Band Concert an unforgettable Disney short, and to me is a true classic. The animation, considering it was made in Technicolur and made in 1935, is very impressive indeed, and for a variety of reasons the short is compulsive viewing for Disney and classical music lovers. From Mickey Mouse conducting in his intentionally over-sized band conductor's uniform, to Donald Duck causing trouble during the band performance of Rossini's rousing William Tell overture. This is special to me, as my dad is a conductor, I love animation and I was raised on classical music. For all these reasons, I have always found the Band Concert a wonderful gem, that would enthrall the younger generation as well as educate them to the world of classical music for years to come, just as much as it has enthralled me. 10/10 Bethany Cox.


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