6.4/10
79
5 user

The Brementown Musicians (1935)

A group of farm animals run away and form an a cappella quartet.

Director:

Ub Iwerks (uncredited)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Summertime (1935)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Spring is coming, but Old Man Winter isn't ready to retire for the year.

Director: Ub Iwerks
Stars: Billy Bletcher
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Playing hide-and-seek with her dog, young Goldilocks scampers away into the woods and stumbles upon a lovely little house. Unbeknownst to her, a family of bears live there. The bears, ... See full summary »

Stars: Sara Berner
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Dick Whittington's cat has a chance to make good in a faraway land infested with rats.

Director: Ub Iwerks
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In this classic fable, a hen asks help with chores from other farm animals. None of the animals want to help do work, but they all want to share the fruits of the hen's labor.

Directors: Ub Iwerks, Shamus Culhane, and 1 more credit »
Edit

Storyline

A farmer lashes out at his livestock after the animals disappoint him in a variety of ways. The animals are upset at the farmer's frustration and run away. When they see a quartet singing for change on the street, they decide to start a band of their own. When they do poorly, they dejectedly return home to see the farmer being burglarized by three criminals. They save the farmer and find themselves in his favor once again. Written by Melissa

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

farmer | rooster | quartet | rescue | wrath | See All (47) »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Musicians of Bremen (1981) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the more satisfying shorts Iwerks made.
24 November 2003 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This one works-at least for me, it worked. One of the most unusual singing quartets you'll ever see. Some exceptional backgrounds and very good animation here and also fairly well-developed characters (not usually a hallmark of Iwerks studio) make this an entertaining short. The farmer looks a bit like Al Falfa from Terrytoons, but character design wasn't a long suit for the studio either. They tended to draw things pretty much the same over and over. They may have had five or six basic variations on kids and used them interchangeably. The animals come off better than the humans do. Very good cartoon, an example of what Iwerks could do and if they'd done work like this more often, who knows what might have happened. Well worth watching. Good to see in print and on DVD. Recommended.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed