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Make Mine Music (1946)

Animation done to contemporary popular music.

Directors:

Robert Cormack (as Bob Cormack), Clyde Geronimi | 3 more credits »

Writers:

Homer Brightman (story), Dick Huemer (story) | 14 more credits »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nelson Eddy ... Narrator / Willie / Whitey / Tetti-Tatti / Sailors / Newsman / Men / Workman / Cabbie / Cop / Scientists / Woman / Cat / Opera Singers / Chorus (segment "The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met") (voice)
Dinah Shore ... Dinah Shore (voice)
Benny Goodman ... Benny Goodman
The Andrews Sisters ... Andrews Sisters (voice) (as Andrews Sisters)
Jerry Colonna ... Narrator (segment "Casey at the Bat") (voice)
Andy Russell ... Andy Russell (voice)
Sterling Holloway ... Narrator (segment "Peter and the Wolf") (voice)
Tatiana Riabouchinska Tatiana Riabouchinska ... Tatiana Riabouchinska (as Riabouchinska)
David Lichine David Lichine ... David Lichine (as Lichine)
The Pied Pipers The Pied Pipers ... The Pied Pipers (voice) (as Pied Pipers)
The King's Men The King's Men ... The King's Men (voice) (as King's Men)
Ken Darby Chorus Ken Darby Chorus ... Ken Darby Chorus (voice)
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Storyline

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 Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Swing Street See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

There are various theories that Sergei Prokofiev created the original "Peter and the Wolf" (1936) as a political allegory. According to one of them, Peter is named after Peter the Great and represents Russia. The Wolf represents the enemy on the horizon, Nazi Germany and/or its Führer Adolf Hitler. The name "Adolf" means "noble wolf". See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Narrator: [Willie impaled by a harpoon by Prof. Tetti-Tatti] Now Willie will never sing at the met. But don't be too harsh on Tetti-Tatti; he just didn't understand. You see, Willie's singing was a miracle, and people aren't used to miracles.
[to Willie's seagull friend who mourns the whale's loss]
Narrator: And you, faithful little friend, don't be too sad, because miracles never really die. And somewhere in wherever heaven is reserved for creatures of the deep, Willie is still singing, in a hundred ...
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Alternate Versions

In 2000 Disney cut the entire "Martins & Coys" sequence from the film due to the comic gunplay which they feared could be confused with reality by children. See more »


Soundtracks

After You've Gone
(1918)
Music by Turner Leighton (uncredited)
Lyrics by Henry Creamer (uncredited)
Performed by Cozy Cole (as Cole), Sid Weiss (as Weiss), Teddy Wilson (as Wilson), and Benny Goodman (as Goodman)
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Pop and jazz second-cousin to "Fantasia"
29 July 2006 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Chocolate-box potpourri of Disney-animated shorts became Walt Disney's eighth animated theatrical feature, one that plays like a middling excuse to allow the studio's animators to blow off some creative steam. Divvied up into separate musical suites (utilizing pop, jazz, Big Band, and the Russian classical piece "Peter and the Wolf"), "Make Mine Music" is musically of its time, featuring the talents of Benny Goodman, Dinah Shore, Nelson Eddy, etc. In that regard, it dates far worse than "Fantasia", and comes to a virtual halt in the middle of an overstretched slapstick baseball satire, but there are incidental pleasures. The popular "Peter and the Wolf" segment, which was later serialized on Disney's TV program and found a large following, is the only segment that feels fully thought-out (and has involving animation), while "The Whale Who Wanted To Sing At The Met" is an interesting idea (with beautiful flourishes) in search of a narrative (the hero actually ends up in Heaven...complete with angel's wings!). Followed by "Melody Time", which featured more storytelling and less abstract whimsy. ** from ****


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