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 term "bayou" in the title of Blue Bayou (1946) is a Franco-English term for a body of water typically found in a flat, low-lying area. It has been applied to various wetlands, areas of slow-moving streams and rivers, and to marshy lakes. The term derives from the Cajun French language, where it is a loan word from Choctaw "bayouk" ("creek", "small stream"). See more »
When newspapers announcing the discovery of Willie the Whale are shown, one compares him to the "Lock Ness Monster." The correct spelling is "Loch". 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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In the original movie release, the first segment was "The Martins And The Coys". This was a fictionalized telling of the famous Hatfield and McCoy feud. When the movie was first shown on television this segment was included. When the movie was released on video and DVD, this segment was eliminated since Disney felt that it was too violent for current audiences since it showed guns and people being shot. See more »
Light Cavalry Overture
Music by Franz von Suppé
In the score during the "Casey at the Bat" number See more »
A classic censored
This is one of my Disney favorities, a collection of ten musical cartoons including such classics as "Peter and the wolf", "Willie the operatic whale" and "Blue Bayou"(this was at first planned for the music of Debussy's "Clair de lune" in Fantasia). And there also WAS the cartoon I prefer: "The Martin and The Coys", comical history of a war between two families in the old America. Now I've buyed the new video of this film and I've discovered that this beautiful episode has been completely cut out. Shame on you Disney! Classics must not be touched! It's very sad that,when we are under the continue pressure of Pokemons and other violence and sex from TV, Disney cuts his comic fairy tales because children could believe that the shooting fight between the Martins and the Coys is real (and repeat it,perhaps in schools?)SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
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