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.
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Did You Know?
While the character of Pecos Bill was likely a recent creation, his name has an older, historical basis. "Pecos Bill" was the nickname of William Rufus Shafter (1835-1906), a career military officer who served in the American Civil War, the American Indian Wars, and the Spanish-American War. He was highly decorated for valor and had quite a reputation in his time. See more
[introduction to "Pecos Bill"
Master of Ceremonies
Here's a tall tale straight from the chuck wagon, just the way the old-timers used to tell it. According to them, Pecos Bill was the roughest, toughest, rootin'est, tootin'est, shootin'est cowpoke that ever lived. Well, any story about old Pecos is bound to be right strong medicine, so maybe it's best to sashay into it kinda gentle-like.
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
Blame It on the Samba
Written by Ernesto Nazareth
and Ray Gilbert
Performed by Ethel Smith
and The Dinning Sisters See more