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The sheet music for Johann Strauss' "The Blue Danube" is constructed by moving musical symbols. A baton-toting conductor note tries to direct his fellow notes in performing this musical ... See full summary »

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Chuck Jones

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Mel Blanc ... Drunken Musical Note (voice)
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The sheet music for Johann Strauss' "The Blue Danube" is constructed by moving musical symbols. A baton-toting conductor note tries to direct his fellow notes in performing this musical piece, but finds that one of the notes has become drunk after being inside the sheet music for "Little Brown Jug". The drunken note staggers goofily on the staves for the music of "The Blue Danube" and is chased by the conductor. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La nota ubriaca See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The soundtrack from the short was performed in the concert series "Bugs Bunny on Broadway". See more »

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One note in the score is written on the top line of the treble clef (F#) but provides the tone for G (the space above that line). See more »


Soundtracks

Little Brown Jug
(uncredited)
Music by Joseph Winner
Played when the note comes out of the sheet music
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music to anyone's ears
26 October 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

In one of the occasional instances where they took a break from using their normal cast, the crowd behind the Looney Tunes cartoons made "High Note", about music notes assembling themselves for "The Blue Danube", only to have one note get drunk, leading the conductor note to chase him all over the sheet.

It's one of their many shorts introducing children to high culture (at the very least, it seems that they were doing that). It also shows that cartoons don't need words to be great; in fact, it makes them more comprehensible to other cultures if they consist of only images. Whether it's just quick entertainment or something else, this is a cartoon for the ages. I definitely recommend it.


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