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Melody Time
Melody Time
(working title All in Fun) is a 1948 American live-action animated film and the 10th theatrically released animated feature produced by Walt Disney. It was released to theatres by RKO Radio Pictures on May 27, 1948. Made up of several sequences set to popular music and folk music, the film is, like Make Mine Music
Make Mine Music
before it, the popular music version of Fantasia. Melody Time, while not meeting the artistic accomplishments of Fantasia, was mildly successful. It is the fifth Disney package film following Saludos Amigos, The Three Caballeros, Make Mine Music, and Fun and Fancy Free.

Contents

1 Plot and background information of film segments

1.1 Once Upon a Wintertime 1.2 Bumble Boogie 1.3 The Legend of Johnny Appleseed 1.4 Little Toot 1.5 Trees 1.6 Blame It on the Samba 1.7 Pecos Bill

2 Cast 3 Songs 4 Production 5 Release

5.1 Home media 5.2 Marketing

6 Reception

6.1 Critical reception 6.2 Box office

7 Controversy 8 Legacy 9 See also 10 References 11 External links

Plot and background information of film segments[edit] According to Disney, the film's plot is as follows: "In the grand tradition of Disney's greatest musical classics, such as FANTASIA, MELODY TIME features seven classic stories, each enhanced with high-spirited music and unforgettale characters...[A] feast for the eyes and ears [full of] wit and charm...a delightful Disney classic with something for everyone".[3] Rose Pelswick, in a 1948 review for The News-Sentinel, described the film as an 'adventure into the intriguing make-believe world people by Walt Disney's Cartoon characters". It also explains that "with the off-screen voice of Buddy Clark doing the introductions, the...episodes include fantasy, folklore, South American rhythms, poetry, and slapstick".[4] A 1948 review by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
described it as a "mixture of fantasy, abstraction, parable, music, color, and movement".[5] The seven "mini-musical"[6] stories are outlined below: Once Upon a Wintertime[edit] This segment features Frances Langford
Frances Langford
singing the title song about two romantic young lovers in December. It was named Jenny and Joe (unlike in most films, Jenny and Joe do not have spoken dialogue in this cartoon). Joe shows off on the ice for his lover, Jenny, and near-tragedy and a timely rescue ensues. Like several other segments of these package films, Once Upon a Wintertime was later released theatrically as an individual short, in this case on September 17, 1954.[7] This short is also featured in Very Merry Christmas Songs, which is part of Disney Sing Along Songs, as a background movie for the song Jingle Bells. Bumble Boogie[edit] This segment presents a surrealistic battle for a solitary bumble bee as he tries to ward off a visual and musical frenzy. The music is courtesy of Freddy Martin
Freddy Martin
And His Orchestra (with Jack Fina
Jack Fina
playing the piano) and is a swing-jazz variation of Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee, which was one of the many pieces considered for inclusion in Fantasia. The Legend of Johnny Appleseed[edit] This segment is a retelling of the story of John Chapman, who spent most of his life roaming Mid-Western America (mainly Ohio and Indiana) in the pioneer days, and planting apple trees, thus earning his famous nickname. Dennis Day
Dennis Day
narrates (as an "old settler who knew Johnny well") and provides the voices of both Johnny and his angel. This segment was released independently on December 25, 1955 as Johnny Appleseed.[8] The piece has a running time of "17 minutes [making it] the film's second-longest piece".[9] Before being adapted as a segment in Melody Time, the story of Johnny Appleseed
Johnny Appleseed
was "first immortalized around campfires", then later turned into "storybook form".[10] Little Toot[edit] This segment is based on the story of "Little Toot" by Hardie Gramatky, in which the title protagonist, a small tugboat, wanted to be just like his father Big Toot, but couldn't seem to stay out of trouble. The Andrews Sisters
The Andrews Sisters
provide the vocals. A clip from 'Little Toot' features briefly in the 'Friendship' song on Disney Sing Along Songs volume 'Friend Like Me'. It was also featured in Sing Me a Story with Belle. Trees[edit] This segment featured a recitation of the 1913 poem "Trees" by Joyce Kilmer and music by Oscar Rasbach performed by Fred Waring
Fred Waring
and the Pennsylvanians with the lyrical setting accompanying animation of bucolic scenes seen through the changing of the seasons. To preserve the look of the original story sketches, layout artist Ken O'Connor came up with the idea of using frosted cels and render the pastel images right onto the cel. Before being photographed each cel was laminated in clear lacquer to protect the pastel. The result was a look that had never been seen in animation before.[11] Blame It on the Samba[edit] This segment has Donald Duck
Donald Duck
and José Carioca
José Carioca
meeting the Aracuan Bird, who introduces them to the pleasures of the samba. The accompanying music is the 1914 polka Apanhei-te, Cavaquinho by Ernesto Nazareth, fitted with English lyrics. The Dinning Sisters
The Dinning Sisters
provide the vocals while organist Ethel Smith plays the organ. Donald Duck, Jose Carioca, and the Aracuan bird reprise their roles from The Three Caballeros. Ethel Smith appears in a live-action role.[12] Pecos Bill[edit] The film's final segment is about Texas' famous hero Pecos Bill. He was raised by coyotes (similar to how Mowgli was raised by wolves in The Jungle Book) and later became the biggest and best cowboy that ever lived. It also features his horse Widowmaker, and recounts how Pecos was finally tamed by a beautiful woman named Slue Foot Sue, whom he falls in love with at first sight. This retelling of the story features Roy Rogers, Bob Nolan, Trigger, and the Sons of the Pioneers to Bobby Driscoll
Bobby Driscoll
and Luana Patten, all live-acted. This segment was later edited on the film's NTSC
NTSC
video release (except the PAL
PAL
release) to remove all parts with Bill smoking a cigarette and almost the entire tornado scene with Bill rolling his cigarette and lighting it with a lightning bolt.[13] With a total running time of "22 minutes, [it] is the lengthiest piece".[9] Cast[edit] The cast is listed below:[3]

Roy Rogers
Roy Rogers
– Himself; Narrator; Singer (Pecos Bill) Trigger, the Smartest Horse in the Movies – Himself Dennis Day
Dennis Day
– Narrator; Singer; Characters (Johnny Appleseed) The Andrews Sisters
The Andrews Sisters
– Singers (Little Toot)[14] Fred Waring
Fred Waring
and the Pennsylvanians – Singers (Trees) Freddy Martin
Freddy Martin
– Music composer (Bumble Boogie) Ethel Smith – Organist (Blame It On the Samba) Frances Langford
Frances Langford
– Singer (Once Upon a Wintertime) Buddy Clark
Buddy Clark
– Singer; Narrator Bob Nolan
Bob Nolan
– Himself; Singer; Narrator (Pecos Bill) Sons of the Pioneers
Sons of the Pioneers
– Themselves; Singers; Narrators (Pecos Bill) The Dinning Sisters
The Dinning Sisters
– Singers (Blame It On the Samba) Bobby Driscoll
Bobby Driscoll
– Himself (Pecos Bill) Luana Patten
Luana Patten
– Herself (Pecos Bill)

Songs[edit] The songs in Melody Time
Melody Time
were all "largely based around (then) contemporary music and musical performances".[15] "Blue Shadows on the Trail" was chosen by the Western Writers of America as one of the top 100 Western Songs of all time.[16]

Song Writer(s) Performer(s)

Melody Time George David Weiss and Bennie Benjamin Buddy Clark

Once Upon a Wintertime Bobby Worth and Ray Gilbert Frances Langford

Bumble Boogie Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
(arranged by Jack Fina) Freddy Martin
Freddy Martin
and His Orchestra (with Jack Fina
Jack Fina
on piano)

Johnny Appleseed Kim Gannon and Walter Kent Dennis Day

Little Toot Allie Wrubel The Andrews Sisters

Trees Joyce Kilmer
Joyce Kilmer
(poem) and Oscar Rasbach (music) Fred Waring
Fred Waring
and His Pennsylvanians

Blame It on the Samba Ernesto Nazareth
Ernesto Nazareth
and Ray Gilbert Ethel Smith and The Dinning Sisters

Pecos Bill Eliot Daniel and Johnny Lange Roy Rogers
Roy Rogers
and the Sons of the Pioneers

Blue Shadows on the Trail Eliot Daniel and Johnny Lange Roy Rogers
Roy Rogers
and the Sons of the Pioneers

Production[edit] In late 1947, Disney announced he would be releasing a "regrouping of various cartoons at his studio under two titles, 'Melody Time' and 'Two Fabulous Characters'", to be released in August 1948 and 1949, respectively.[17] Melody Time
Melody Time
ended up being released a few months earlier than planned, in May. Melody Time
Melody Time
is considered to be the last anthology feature made by the Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Animation Studios (the next film to be released was The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, which featured two stories). These package features were "little-known short-film compilations that Disney produced and released as feature films during World War II". They were "financially (and artistically) lightweight productions meant to bring in profits [to allow the studio to] return to fairy tale single-narrative feature form", a endeavour which they successfully completed two years later with Cinderella. While the shorts "contrast in length, form, and style", a common thread throughout is that each "is accompanied by song[s] from musicians and vocalists of the '40s"[9] – both popular and folk music.[18] This sets it apart from the similarly structured Fantasia, whose segments were set to classical music instead.[19] As opposed to Fun and Fancy Free, whose story was bound to the tales of Bongo and Mickey and the Beanstalk, in this film " Walt Disney
Walt Disney
has let his animators and his color magicians have free rein".[20] Melody Time
Melody Time
was the last film The Andrews Sisters
The Andrews Sisters
took part in. They sang throughout the 10-minute segment known as Little Toot. Andrews Sisters member Maxine said: "It was quite an experience. On the wall at the studio they had the whole story in picture form. Two songwriters played the score and Walt Disney
Walt Disney
explained it to us. It was a new thing for Disney. We sang the narrative. It was very exciting to work with Disney-he was such a gentleman".[14] The two children who hear the story of Pecos Bill
Pecos Bill
( Bobby Driscoll
Bobby Driscoll
and Luana Patten) also appear together in Song of the South
Song of the South
and So Dear to My Heart.[6] Melody Time
Melody Time
was the last feature film to include Donald Duck
Donald Duck
& José Carioca
José Carioca
until the 1988 movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit.[6] Release[edit] The film was originally released in USA, Brazil, and Argentina in 1948, in 1949 in Australia and in 1950 in Mexico and Uruguay. From December 1948 (UK) to 15 September 1954 (Denmark) the film was released across Europe. The film was known by a variety of names including Време за музика in Bulgaria, Mélodie cocktail in France, Musik, Tanz und Rhythmus in Germany, and Säveltuokio in Finland. Disney later released a package film entitled Music Land, a nine-segment film which "recycled sequences from both Make Mine Music and Melody Time". Five selections were from Melody Time
Melody Time
while another was the short Two For the Record, which consisted of two segments produced under Benny Goodman's direction.[21] Melody Time
Melody Time
was unusual in that, until 1998 (50 years after its initial release), it remained "one of the handful of Disney's animated features yet to be released on videocassette". Some of the segments "have been re-released as featurettes", and Once Upon a Wintertime has "been included on other Disney video cartoon compilations".[22] Home media[edit] Melody Time
Melody Time
was first released on January 25, 1987, in Japan, on Laserdisc, and then on VHS
VHS
on June 2, 1998, under the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection title.[23] Its latest release was on June 6, 2000, on VHS
VHS
and DVD
DVD
as part of the Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Gold Classic Collection. However, The cigarette was digitally removed in the Pecos Bill
Pecos Bill
segment. This is not the case in the UK Region 2 DVD
DVD
where it is unaltered. The DVD
DVD
has bonus features in the form of the following 3 cartoons: "Casey Bats Again", "Lambert the Sheepish Lion", and "Donald Applecore".[citation needed] Marketing[edit] The various taglines of the film were: "For Your All-Time Good Time !", "7 HIT SONGS! 11 MUSICAL STARS!", and "Walt Disney's GREAT NEW MUSICAL COMEDY". Collectible items for the film include books, figures, and posters.[19] Reception[edit] Critical reception[edit] At the time of its release, the film received "generally unfavorable reviews".[24] However, Disney Discourse: Producing the Magic Kingdom notes that an article in Time Magazine around that time "celebrated the global scope of the Disney product",[24] and a 1948 review for The News-Sentinel said the "charm and skill" that one had to expect from Disney is "delightful entertainment" for all children.[4] A 1948 review of the film for the Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
said the "acts" Johnny Appleseed and Pecos Bill, which the "new variety show from Walt Disney [gave] special attention to" are "'human' sagas" and as a result "more endearing" than the rest of the segments.[25] The Andrews Sisters: A Biography and Career Record notes that "the public liked the film and it was a box-office success".[14] A 1948 review by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
said the film was a "visual and auditory delight" and added that if Disney were able to reach his audience's other senses, "there's no doubt he'd be able to please them too". It says a "tuneful and functional soundtrack rounds out the Disney art". It said that Bumble Boogie "reverted back to fantasia-like interpretive technique". It also notes that the abstraction ends after Trees, and the final three shorts are "story-sequences". It says the simple story of Johnny Appleseed
Johnny Appleseed
is done with "touching perception". It said Little Toot
Little Toot
"is destined to become a fable of our time" and adds "the Andrew Sisters tell the story in lilting song". The review ended with the author saying "deserving accolades will go to [Walt Disney] and his whole production staff, as well as to the staff whose voices he has used as well".[5] A 1948 review of the film for The News-Sentinel
The News-Sentinel
described Pecos Bill as the best segment, and said it "caused a stir among the small fry in the audience". Contemporary reviews are more mixed, noting film's faults, but also praising it for various technical achievements. DVDizzy notes that in regard to the mix of shorts and 1940s music, "the marriage often does not work, and the melodies are not particularly the film's forte", however it adds that this is a modern-day opinion, and that paying audiences at the time the film was released probably "felt better about the music". The site then reviewed each segment in turn, saying: Once Upon a Wintertime is "physical slapstick" that doesn't match the "dramatic singing by Frances Langford", Bumble Boogie is "fun but forgettable", The Legend of Johnny Appleseed
Johnny Appleseed
is the "most enjoyable" of the segments, Little Toot is "rather generic", Trees features "some nice imagery", Blame it on the Samba
Samba
"involve[s] Latin dancing and nothing more", and Pecos Bill has "Disney...go[ing] back and us[ing] today's technology to alter [Bill's smoking,] what admittedly is a minor point in one short of a film that's predominantly going to be watched and purchased by animation enthusiasts/historians". It explains the "video quality is consistently satisfying" and that the "audio has the dated feel of other '40s Disney films".[9] The film received a score of 77.06 out of 100 based on 50 votes, on the site Disney Movies Guide.[26] In his book The Animated Movie Guide, Jerry Beck gave Melody Time
Melody Time
a rating of 2/5 stars, and described the film as "odds and ends from a studio geared up towards revival". He said that by this time the post-war formula of releasing anthologies had become "tired", with only a few of the segments being interesting, and feeling as if the animators kept "pushing for something more creative to do". He commented that the film, a "vast underachievement" for Disney, felt dated like its predecessor Make Mine Music, and added that he found it hard to believe that the artists who made this film had also made Pinocchio eight years before. He praised the "exceptional designs and palettes" by stylist Mary Blair, including the "flat styli[s]ed backgrounds" of Wintertime, and the Impressionist painting/folk art look of The Legend of Johnny Appleseed. He highlighted the "slapstick...impressive montage of Bill's impressive feats" as a "true treat". He described the "manic interpretation" of Flight of the Bumblebee known as Bumble Boogie, in which a bee terrorised by musical instruments and notes "change[s] colors and outlines from one moment to the next as the backgrounds seamlessly dissolve, change or morph around him", as "Disney's best piece of surealism since the 'Pink Elephant on Parade' sequence in Dumbo". He also spoke about the "stellar special effects" involved in the dynamite exploding Ethel Smith's organ instrument, in the segment Blame it on the Samba. However, he added that the rest of Melody time was "sad[ly]...forgettable".[12] In The Magic Kingdom: Walt Disney
Walt Disney
and the American Way of Life, Steven Watts explains that while Pecos Bill
Pecos Bill
"recaptured some of the old magic", the film as a whole, along with the other "halfhearted...pastiche[s] of short subjects" came across as "animated shorts surrounded with considerable filler and stuff into a concocted package". He adds that as a result they "never caught fire" due to their "varying wildly in quality", with moments of creativity being outweighed by the "insipid, mediocre, stale stretches of work".[27] The authors of The Cartoon Music Book
Book
said Melody Time
Melody Time
was "much better" than the other post-Fantasia Disney package films of the era, adding that it was "beautifully designed and scored", paving the way for the "'populuxe' style" of Disney's first renaissance (starting with Cinderella in 1950). They stated that Trees and Blame it on the Samba
Samba
(which they described as a "psychedelic Latin American sequence") are "charming, if still obscure, entries in the Disney pop song catalog[ue].[28] The Andrews Sisters: A Biography and Career Record author H. Arlo Nimmo said "in general, [the Andrew Sisters-sung] Melody Time
Melody Time
holds up well, and the story of 'Little Toot' is as appealing to today as when it originally appeared fifty-some years ago". He described the singing as "unremarkable but narrat[ing] the...story cleverly". He adds Variety's quote: "'Little Toot,'...is colorful and engrossing. Andrew Sisters give it popular vocal interpretation", and said that although The New York Times preferred the film to Make Mine Music
Make Mine Music
the magazine added "The Andrew Sisters sing the story...not very excitingly". He also included Metronome's indifferent comment: "The Andrew Sisters sing a silly song about a tugboat". The article The Walt Disney Classics Collection Gets "Twitterpatted" For Spring deemed Little Toot one of Melody time's highlights.[29] In a review of the 2004 Disney film Home on the Range, the article Frisky 'Range' doesn't measure up: Disney delivers fun said that the "sendup of the Wild West...has some fitful comic vitality and charm - [but] it can't hold a candle to the 'Pecos Bill' segment of the studio's late-'40s anthology, 'Melody Time'".[30] A 1998 Chicago Tribute
Chicago Tribute
review of the film, in honour of its VHS release, described the film as a "sweet, old-fashioned delight and one of the few Disney animated films that pre-schoolers can watch alone without danger of being traumatized", but also added that the younger generation might be bored by it due to their being "attuned to the faster, hipper rhythms of the post-'Mermaid' era".[22] Box office[edit] The film returned rentals to RKO by 1951 of $2,560,000 with $1,810,000 being generated in the U.S. and Canada. [2] Controversy[edit] Due to the controversy surrounding the smoking in Pecos Bill, the segment was "heavily edited" when the film was released onto VHS
VHS
in 1998. While the character of Bill is shown "smoking a cigarette in several sequences", the edited version cuts these scenes, "resulting in the removal of almost the entire tornado sequence, and [creating] some odd hand and mouth movements for Bill throughout". In a review at DVDizzy, it is noted that if one has an interest in the shorts, one will "probably be upset to know that Disney has decided to digitally edit out contents of the 50-plus-year-old frames of animation".[9] In the Melody Time
Melody Time
section of the Your Guide To Disney's 50 Animated Features feature at Empire Online, the review said of the editing: "at least, it was [done] for the US releases, but not for the rest of the world. Go figure."[15] The scenes are removed on the Golden Collection DVD
DVD
release[12] although the Japanese laserdisc and the version of the DVD
DVD
released in the United Kingdom are uncut. According to a source, upon reviewing the music that Ken Darby had composed for "Johnny Appleseed", Walt Disney
Walt Disney
"scorned the music", describing it as "like New Deal music". Darby was "enraged", and said to Disney "THAT is just a cross-section of one man's opinion!". Darby was only employed at The Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Company for a short while after this supposed incident. Jerry Beck, in his book The Animated Movie Guide, comments on a risqué joke in Pecos Bill
Pecos Bill
that somehow made it past the censors, when Bill kisses Sue and his guns rise from their holsters and begin to fire by themselves, simulating ejaculation. He adds jokingly that "perhaps Roy Rogers
Roy Rogers
was covering the eyes of Bobby Driscoll
Bobby Driscoll
and Luana Patten during this scene".[12] Legacy[edit] Many of the seven segments were later released as shorts, and some of them became "more successful than the original film". "Bumble Boogie" was among the few segments to receive huge popularity upon individual release.[26] The article The Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Classics Collection Gets "Twitterpatted" For Spring notes that "the 'Little Toot' segment of the film was so popular that it was re-released on its own as a short cartoon in 1954, and was subsequently featured on Walt Disney's popular weekly television series".[29] There are many references to the Pecos Bill
Pecos Bill
segment in the Frontierland
Frontierland
part of Magic Kingdom: there is a sign of Bill outside the Pecos Bill
Pecos Bill
Tall Tale Inn and Cafe, as well as various images of him, the other characters, and their accessories around the cafe. A pair of gloves with the inscription "To Billy, All My Love, Slue Foot Sue" is located in a glass display case. In the World of Disney, Jose Carioca from Blame it on the Samba
Samba
appears in a mural on the ceiling among many other characters. In a glass case, behind the windows of the All-Star Movies, there is a script for Melody Time.[6] See also[edit]

1948 in film List of American films of 1948 List of Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Pictures films List of Disney theatrical animated features List of animated feature films of the 1940s List of highest-grossing animated films List of package films

References[edit]

^ "109 Million Techni Sked". Variety. February 18, 1948. p. 14.  ^ a b "Richard B. Jewell's RKO film grosses, 1929–51: The C. J. Trevlin Ledger: A comment.". Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Volume 14, Issue 1, 1994.  ^ a b " Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Studios Home Entertainment: Melody Time". Archived from the original on December 3, 2012. Retrieved January 10, 2013.  ^ a b Pelswick, Rose (July 20, 1948). "Walt Disney's "Melody Time" Better Than Ever". The News-Sentinel. Retrieved January 12, 2013.  ^ a b E. F. J. (July 26, 1948). "Melody Time". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved January 12, 2013.  ^ a b c d Dodge, Brent (2010). From Screen to Theme. pp. 46–9. Retrieved January 12, 2013.  ^ "Melody Time" (in French). Retrieved 2010-12-03.  ^ "Johnny Appleseed" (in French). Retrieved 2010-12-03.  ^ a b c d e "Melody Time". DVDizzy. Retrieved January 11, 2013.  ^ Susan Veness and Simon Veness (2012). The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World Planner. p. 118. Retrieved January 12, 2013.  ^ Disney Legend Ken O'Connor ^ a b c d Beck, Jerry (2005). The Animated Movie Guide. pp. 165–6. Retrieved January 12, 2013.  ^ " Melody Time
Melody Time
DVD
DVD
Review". Ultimatedisney.com. Retrieved 2014-04-13.  ^ a b c Nimmo, H. Arlo (2004). The Andrews Sisters: A Biography and Career Record. pp. 150–1. Retrieved January 12, 2013.  ^ a b "Your Guide To Disney's 50 Animated Features: Melody Time". Empire Online. Retrieved January 11, 2013.  ^ Western Writers of America (2010). "The Top 100 Western Songs". American Cowboy. Archived from the original on 10 August 2014.  ^ "DISNEY ANNOUNCES TWO NEW PROJECTS; ' Melody Time' to Be Released in August and Two Fabulous Characters' in 1949". Retrieved January 12, 2013.  ^ World War II and the Postwar Years in America: Volume 1. p. 276. Retrieved January 12, 2013.  ^ a b Farrell, Ken (2006). Warman's Disney Collectibles Field Guide: Values and Identification. Kreuse Publications. pp. 171–3. Retrieved January 12, 2013.  ^ Crowther, Bosley (May 28, 1948). "Disney's Newest Cartoon Array, 'Melody Time,' Opens at Astor -- Seven Scenes Featured". The New York Times. Retrieved January 12, 2013.  ^ Daniel Goldmark and Yuval Taylor (2002). The Cartoon Music Book. A Capella Books. pp. 126–9. Retrieved January 12, 2013.  ^ a b Liebenson, Donald (June 11, 1998). "THE FULL COMPOSITION DISNEY'S 50-YEAR-OLD 'MELODY TIME' FINALLY RELEASED IN WHOLE ON VIDEO". Chicago Tribute. Retrieved January 12, 2013.  ^ "NEW DISNEY VIDEO IN STORES TUESDAY". Retrieved January 12, 2013.  ^ a b Smoodin, Eric Loren (1994). Disney Discourse: Producing the Magic Kingdom. Routledge. p. 11. Retrieved January 12, 2013.  ^ Scheuer, Philip K. (July 30, 1948). "Disney's 'Melody Time' Diverting Show". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 12, 2013.  ^ a b "Melody Time". Disney Movies Guide. Retrieved January 10, 2013.  ^ Watts, Steven (1997). The Magic Kingdom: Walt Disney
Walt Disney
and the American Way of Life. First University of Missouri Press. p. 249. Retrieved January 12, 2013.  ^ Daniel Goldmark and Yuval Taylor (2002). The Cartoon Music Book. A Capella Books. pp. 32–3. ISBN 9781569764121. Retrieved January 12, 2013.  ^ a b "The Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Classics Collection Gets "Twitterpatted" For Spring". Retrieved January 12, 2013.  ^ "Frisky 'Range' doesn't measure up: Disney delivers fun, but it won't fulfill fans of old 'Pecos Bill'". Retrieved January 12, 2013. 

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The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas
(1993) James and the Giant Peach (1996) Doug's 1st Movie
Doug's 1st Movie
(1999) Recess: School's Out (2001) Teacher's Pet (2004) A Christmas Carol (2009) Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) Mars Needs Moms
Mars Needs Moms
(2011) Frankenweenie (2012) Strange Magic (2015)

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Walt Disney
Animation Studios

List of feature films

Released

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Pinocchio (1940) Fantasia (1940) Dumbo
Dumbo
(1941) Bambi
Bambi
(1942) Saludos Amigos
Saludos Amigos
(1942) The Three Caballeros
The Three Caballeros
(1944) Make Mine Music
Make Mine Music
(1946) Fun and Fancy Free (1947) Melody Time
Melody Time
(1948) The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
(1949) Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Peter Pan (1953) Lady and the Tramp
Lady and the Tramp
(1955) Sleeping Beauty (1959) One Hundred and One Dalmatians
One Hundred and One Dalmatians
(1961) The Sword in the Stone (1963) The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book
(1967) The Aristocats
The Aristocats
(1970) Robin Hood (1973) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
(1977) The Rescuers
The Rescuers
(1977) The Fox and the Hound
The Fox and the Hound
(1981) The Black Cauldron (1985) The Great Mouse Detective
The Great Mouse Detective
(1986) Oliver & Company (1988) The Little Mermaid (1989) The Rescuers
The Rescuers
Down Under (1990) Beauty and the Beast (1991) Aladdin (1992) The Lion King
The Lion King
(1994) Pocahontas (1995) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) Hercules (1997) Mulan (1998) Tarzan (1999) Fantasia 2000
Fantasia 2000
(1999) Dinosaur (2000) The Emperor's New Groove (2000) Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) Lilo & Stitch (2002) Treasure Planet
Treasure Planet
(2002) Brother Bear
Brother Bear
(2003) Home on the Range (2004) Chicken Little (2005) Meet the Robinsons
Meet the Robinsons
(2007) Bolt (2008) The Princess and the Frog
The Princess and the Frog
(2009) Tangled
Tangled
(2010) Winnie the Pooh (2011) Wreck-It Ralph
Wreck-It Ralph
(2012) Frozen (2013) Big Hero 6 (2014) Zootopia
Zootopia
(2016) Moana (2016)

Upcoming films

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph
Wreck-It Ralph
2 (2018) Frozen 2
Frozen 2
(2019)

Associated productions

The Reluctant Dragon (1941) Victory Through Air Power (1943) Song of the South
Song of the South
(1946) So Dear to My Heart
So Dear to My Heart
(1949) Mary Poppins (1964) Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
(1971) Pete's Dragon (1977) Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
(1988) Enchanted (2007)

People

Executives

Edwin Catmull Roy Conli Roy E. Disney Walt Disney Don Hahn Jeffrey Katzenberg John Lasseter Peter Schneider Thomas Schumacher David Stainton

Disney's Nine Old Men

Les Clark Marc Davis Ollie Johnston Milt Kahl Ward Kimball Eric Larson John Lounsbery Wolfgang Reitherman Frank Thomas

Related topics

History

Disney animators' strike Disney Renaissance

Methods and technologies

12 basic principles of animation Computer Animation Production System Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life Multiplane camera

Documentaries

Frank and Ollie (1995) The Sweatbox (2001) Dream On Silly Dreamer
Dream On Silly Dreamer
(2005) Waking Sleeping Beauty
Waking Sleeping Beauty
(2009)

Other Disney animation units

Disney Television Animation DisneyToon Studios
DisneyToon Studios
(WDAS unit) Lucasfilm Animation Marvel Animation Pixar Animation Studios Circle 7 (defunct)

Miscellaneous

Alice Comedies Laugh-O-Gram Studio List of Disney animated shorts List of Disney theatrical animated features

unproduced

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Mickey Mouse (film series) Silly Symphonies Once Upon a Time

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Films directed by Clyde Geronimi

Victory Through Air Power (1943) The Three Caballeros
The Three Caballeros
(1944) Make Mine Music
Make Mine Music
(1946) Melody Time
Melody Time
(1948) The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
(1949) Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Peter Pan (1953) Lady and the Tramp
Lady and the Tramp
(1955) Sleeping Beauty (1959) One Hundred and One Dalmatians
One Hundred and One Dalmatians
(1961)

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Films directed by Hamilton Luske

Pinocchio (1940) Fantasia (1940) The Reluctant Dragon (1941) Saludos Amigos
Saludos Amigos
(1942) Make Mine Music
Make Mine Music
(1946) Fun and Fancy Free (1947) Melody Time
Melody Time
(1948) So Dear to My Heart
So Dear to My Heart
(1948) Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Peter Pan (1953) Ben and Me (1953) Lady and the Tramp
Lady and the Tramp
(1955) Donald in Mathmagic Land (1959) One Hundred and One Dalmatians
One Hundred and One Dalmatians
(1961)

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Films directed by Wilfred Jackson

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Pinocchio (1940) Fantasia (1940) Dumbo
Dumbo
(1941) Saludos Amigos
Saludos Amigos
(1942) Song of the South
Song of the South
(1946) Melody Time
Melody Time
(1948) Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Peter Pan (1953) Lady and the

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