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Mother Goose Melodies

A Silly Symphony

Release Date : April 16, 1931

Running Time : 8:10

Synopsis

Old King Cole summons various storybook characters to life for his entertainment and a dance.

Characters

Cat (With the Fiddle)
Cow (Who Jumped Over the Moon)
Humpty Dumpty
Jack and Jill
Little Jack Horner
Little Bo Peep (1)
Little Boy Blue (1)
Little Miss Muffett
Mother Goose
Old King Cole
Simple Simon
Three Blind Mice (1)

Credits

Director
Bert Gillett
Animation
Johnny Cannon
Les Clark
Norm Ferguson
Rodolfo "Rudy" Zamora
Ben Sharpsteen
Dave Hand
Jack King
Dick Lundy
Tom Palmer
Backgrounds
Carlos Manriquez
Emil Flohri
Music
Bert Lewis
Frank Churchill
Voices
Marion Darlington

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
Germany
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
France
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
Italy
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
Sweden
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
United Kingdom
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 49: More Storybook Silly Symphonies
The Mickey Mouse Club : November 21, 1955

Technical Specification

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

Released by Columbia Pictures, Inc.

Comments

From Jerry Edwards : The Mother Goose characters come to life to entertain Old King Cole with their nursery rhymes. The general story was remade as the 1933 short Old King Cole. I just didn't get anything out of this short - nothing special to me.
From Ryan : This is one of two (the other being Mother Goose Goes Hollywood) Mother Goose themed cartoons produced by Disney. I don't care too much for this cartoon. I find the dancing and singing getting a little tiring for me. The later 1938 classic Mother Goose Goes Hollywood is much better. On a side note, the background sequence and the animation was reused in the Mickey Mouse short Parade of the Award Nominees.
From Lasse Persson : Wonderful nonsense film. Together with The Skeleton Dance the best of the Silly Symphonies. Perfect dance animation. Pure entertainment!
From Gijs Grob : By taking the "sing-and-dance routine"-concept to the max, this cartoon offers singing and dancing nursery rhymes. It's just that: no story, no gags, no characters and a lot of repetitive animation. Although the cartoon is very joyous, I found it one of the most boring ones Disney ever made; even in its kind: contemporal Silly Symphonies consisting of sing-and-dance routines like The Skeleton Dance, The China Plate and Egyptian Melodies are much more fun to watch.

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