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The Clock Store

A Silly Symphony

Release Date : September 28, 1931

Running Time : 7:11

Synopsis

A lone lamplighter walks down the street lighting the streetlamps as he goes. He stops outside a clock store where, inside, the products perform their various alarms and dances. A fight breaks out between two alarm clocks (instigated by a wall clock) and everyone watches to see who will win.

Credits

Director
Wilfred Jackson
Animation
Johnny Cannon
Rodolfo "Rudy" Zamora
Charles Couch
Frenchy de Tremaudan
Joe D'Igalo
Cecil Surrey
Harry Reeves
Hardie Gramatky
Daniel Tattingham
Albert Hurter
Ben Sharpsteen
Charlie Byrne
Jack King
Asst. Animator
Ed Benedict
Backgrounds
Carlos Manriquez
Emil Flohri
Mique Nelson
Layout
Charles Philippi
Music
Frank Churchill

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : More Silly Symphonies

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 18: A Bunch of Silly Symphonies
The Mickey Mouse Club : December 1, 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 : I enjoy several scenes in this short - alarm clocks using their alarm bells to do a synchronized ringing of the bells (like Christmas bells) Victorian man and woman clock figurines dancing and Grandfather and Grandmother clocks dancing. What appeals to me most about this short is the unusual, outstanding animation at the very beginning of the short - an old white-bearded man is shown lighting gas street lamps - very nicely done indeed!
From Milan Brandon : This short is delightful.

At minute 2:25 (according to the Walt Disney Treasure: More Silly Symphonies DVD), a pocket watch with the initials WED (Walter Elias Disney) can be seen on the second watch from the left as plain as day.

The bearded old man lighting the lanterns was a nice touch.


From Matthew Cooper : Normally, I don't like the black and white cartoons, but this one I do. It is very similar to "The China Shop" (another favorite of mine,) but I am not a fan of the ending. The clock who started that fight between the two alarm clocks was naughty! Mostly I like this cartoon because of the music but all in all it is very good for the 1930's!

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