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Melody Time (1948)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Music | 27 May 1948 (USA)
An anthology of animated vignettes set to contemporary music.

Writers:

Winston Hibler (story), Erdman Penner (story) | 11 more credits »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers / Narrator (segment "Pecos Bill")
Trigger ... Trigger (as Trigger the Smartest Horse in the Movies)
Dennis Day ... Narrator / Johnny Appleseed / Johnny Appleseed's Angel (voice)
The Andrews Sisters ... The Andrews Sisters (singing voice) (as Andrews Sisters)
Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians ... Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians (singing voice)
Freddy Martin Freddy Martin ... Freddy Martin - Pianist
Ethel Smith ... Ethel Smith
Frances Langford ... Frances Langford (singing voice)
Buddy Clark Buddy Clark ... Master of Ceremonies (voice)
Bob Nolan ... Bob Nolan (as Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers)
Sons of the Pioneers ... Sons of the Pioneers (as Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers)
The Dinning Sisters The Dinning Sisters ... The Dinning Sisters (singing voice)
Bobby Driscoll ... Bobby Driscoll
Luana Patten ... Luana Patten
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Storyline

Segments: "Once Upon a Wintertime," two lovers rescued from an icy river by friendly animals; "Bumble Boogie," bee beset by musical instruments and symbols come to life; "Johnny Appleseed," story of the legendary pioneer tree-planter; "Trees," mood piece set to musical treatment of Joyce Kilmer's poem; "Little Toot," story of a heroic little tugboat who saves an ocean liner; "Blame it on the Samba," Donald Duck and Jose Carioca have the blues blown away at a Latin cafe; "Pecos Bill," story of the legendary cowpoke, his trusty mount Widowmaker and his sweetheart Slue Foot Sue. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Taglines:

Walt Disney's GREAT NEW MUSICAL COMEDY (original ad - many caps) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All in Fun See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first time Pecos Bill appeared in a film. Disney later released a live-action film about the character, called "Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill" (1995). See more »

Quotes

[introduction to "Little Toot"]
Master of Ceremonies: There's drama, there's excitement, and there's harmony for three in a story of adventure on the sea. Now, featured in this epic is a ship of proud design. No, it's not this ocean liner. We take a different line. So with a huff and a puff and a chug-chug-chug, and a perky little hoot, we introduce our hero, the tugboat, Little Toot.
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Alternate Versions

In 1998 Disney changed the "Pecos Bill" segment. They cut a scene of Bill rolling a smoke and digitally removed all other shots of the offending cigarette hanging from his lips. The cigarette was edited out in each case resulting in the removal of almost the entire tornado sequence and some odd hand and mouth movements for Bill throughout. The UK DVD had these scenes uncut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in American Dad!: The One That Got Away (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Shadows on the Trail
Written by Eliot Daniel and Johnny Lange
Performed by Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers
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Sing aloud! This movie is genius!!!!!
30 July 2006 | by sethn172See all my reviews

Seven musical Disney animated shorts come together in Disney's 1948 movie, "Melody Time," a movie cartoon starring all your favorite Disney friends together being so very musical!!!!!

Here are five things that I liked the best about this film:

1. The shorts. Nice selection by Walt Disney on all those cartoons selected for "Melody Time." They were quite a toe-tapper!

2. The history. Yes, this movie has aged quite well, and this movie is a window back in time to when cartoons were enjoyable!

3. The folk tales. Yes, I remember folk tales quite well! Here, we have a couple of them made into shorts: Johnny Appleseed, and Pecos Bill. You might remember these!!!!!

4. It's Disney. What could an old Disney film be like without the Disney characters of Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, etc.?

5. It's fun! It's that plain simple!

Have these five reasons convinced you to have a go at "Melody Time" yet?

10/10


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