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The Merry Dwarves

A Silly Symphony

Release Date : December 16, 1929

Running Time : 5:56


A village of dwarfs dance and play through their day.


Walt Disney
Les Clark
Carl Stalling


United States
Cartoon Classics : First Series : Volume 13 : Fanciful Fables


Cartoon Classics : Fanciful Fables


Disney Treasures : More Silly Symphonies


The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 24: Symphonic Silly Symphonies
The Mickey Mouse Club : February 3, 1956

Technical Specification

Color Type: Black & White
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono : Cinephone
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by Columbia Pictures, Inc.


From Jerry Edwards : Bearded, small "insect-size" men with pointed hats do a very long dance routine - not very interesting after the first few seconds. Some of the movements are very similar to the skeletons in The Skeleton Dance. I enjoyed the gag of a "blacksmith" putting "horse" shoes on a grasshopper. Some fun ideas but the dance routines just go on, and on, and on …
From Steven : If Max Fleischer made a Disney cartoon, it would have probably been like this. This has to be the most surreal Disney cartoon ever. This cartoon has its moments, but it's a bit boring. I give it a 6 out of 10.