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Tubby the Tuba (1975)

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When Tubby the Tuba sets out to find a melody all of his own, his journey results in this enchanting and exciting musical tale. Tubby joins the circus and striving to be part of an ... See full summary »

Director:

Alexander Schure

Writer:

Paul Tripp
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Credited cast:
Jack Gilford ... The Herald (voice)
Ray Middleton ... The Great Pepperino (voice)
Jane Powell ... Celeste (voice)
Cyril Ritchard ... The Frog (voice)
David Wayne ... Pee-Wee the Piccolo (voice)
Paul Tripp Paul Tripp ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pearl Bailey ... Mrs. Elephant (voice)
Ruth Enders Ruth Enders ... The Haughty Violin (voice)
Hermione Gingold ... Miss Squeek (voice)
Dick Van Dyke ... Tubby the Tuba (voice)
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When Tubby the Tuba sets out to find a melody all of his own, his journey results in this enchanting and exciting musical tale. Tubby joins the circus and striving to be part of an orchestra, he travels to the Singing City where along the way he encounters many colorful characters. Written by Anonymous

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G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1975 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color
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My kids (6 & 3) love this movie, but...
15 November 2002 | by grantkSee all my reviews

I really don't like it myself. Now, the grandparents got it for the kids, and they like it, so I suppose that was a success. I have two reasons for not liking this movie. First, I don't care for 20th century classical music, specifically dissonant music. There is a lot of that in this film. If the music is older, then it is older dissonant music.

Also, most of the character interaction in this movie is negative. The instruments make fun of Tubby, and drive him away. He finally catches on with the circus, but they eventually throw him out. He hooks up with an orphan melody, who herself is treated badly by other orphan melodies. There is just so much negative in this movie. Yes, there is the obligatory happy ending, but for me it is a painful journey. The overall message is keep trying, but the intermediate message is that you are going to get dumped on a lot before the good happens. To me, it also reinforces being mean, since so many characters are mean to Tubby.

However, with only 8 votes, I'm betting this movie doesn't get a lot of viewing anyway. I will admit, just about any way you can sneak classical music in front of a child is probably a good thing. But I think this story could have been better.


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