Segments: "A Rustic Ballad," a story of feuding hillbillys; "A Tone Poem," a mood piece set on a blue bayou; "A Jazz Interlude," a bobby-soxer goes jitterbugging with her date at the malt shop; "A Ballad in Blue," dark room, rain and somber landscapes illustrate the loss of a lover; "A Musical Recitation," the story of Casey at the Bat; "Ballade Ballet," ballet dancers perform in silhouette; "A Fairy Tale with Music," Peter and the Wolf; "After You've Gone," four musical instruments chase through a surreal landscape; "A Love Story," about the romance between a fedora and a bonnet; "Opera Pathetique," the story of Willie, the Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met.Written by
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The animation of the "Blue Bayou" segment was created for the film "Fantasia" (1940) and set to the music of "Clair de Lune", a part of the "Suite bergamasque" (1905) by Claude Debussy (1862-1918). While not used as originally intended, it was decided to use it in a package film. Since a piano suite would be out of place in a film featuring popular music, the new song "Blue Bayou" was created for use in the new film. Both versions of the segment survive and are available. See more »
In the segment "All the Cats Join In", when the blonde teenage boy and brunette teenage girl in their car pick up their first passenger, a brown haired teenage hitchhiker boy, their car is speeding so fast that his shoes fall off when he is picked up. Yet in the next shot of the car, the hitchhiker boy can be seen in the back seat of the car with his feet propped up and his shoes are back on his feet. See more »
Peter, don't just stand that way!
[the wolf leans Peter downward]
And don't stand that way either.
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Some versions digitally remove the curves of the girl's breasts in All the Cats Join In when she jumps out of the shower and towels off, though the unedited version seems to be available in some 21st-century non-US releases. See more »
What a great collection of stories! I watched it fairly recently with my Dad and some other family at his house in Pinon Hills. I still cry at the "Johnny Fedora" and "Willie The Whale" stories. I grew up watching these and so many Disney cartoons and movies on our old 16 millimeter projector. We still have it, but it needs a bulb. My nephew Kurt brought this cartoon up on DVD. It was great to see my Dad's "name up in lights," so to speak, at least for animation credits. He loved seeing it again, altho' his eyes aren't so good now at age 92. But he is still hanging in there.
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