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Old King Cole

A Silly Symphony

Release Date : July 29, 1933

Running Time : 7:28

Synopsis

The Merry Old Soul throws a jazz party for the citizens of Storyland, featuring hepped-up renditions of everything from "Three Blind Mice" to "Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater."

Characters

Humpty Dumpty
Old King Cole
Simple Simon
Old Mother Hubbard
Pied Piper
Old Woman (Who Lived in a Shoe)
Crooked Man
Goosey Gander
Jack Sprat (and Wife)
Little Bo Peep (II)
Little Boy Blue (II)
Mary Mary
Peter Peter (and Wife)
Ten Little Indians
Three Blind Mice (II)
Three Little Kittens
Hickory, Dicory and Dock

Credits

Director
Dave Hand
Animation
Ben Sharpsteen
Joe D'Igalo
Cy Young
Ed Love
Dick Williams
Louie Schmitt
Hardie Gramatky
Nick George
Bill Roberts
Roy Williams
Norm Ferguson
Les Clark
Johnny Cannon
Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi
Frenchy de Tremaudan
Ferdinand Horvath
Layout
Ferdinand Horvath
Music
Frank Churchill
Bert Lewis
Character Design
Ferdinand Horvath
Voices
Allan Watson
The Rhythmettes
Marcellite Garner

Video

United States
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : The Disney Dream Factory : 1933-1938
France
Contes et Legendes de Jiminy Cricket
Italy
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : La Fabbrica dei Sogni

Laserdiscs

United States
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : The Disney Dream Factory : 1933-1938
Japan
The Tortoise and the Hare

DVD

United States
Walt Disney Animation Collection : Volume 3 : The Prince and the Pauper
Disney Treasures : More Silly Symphonies
Germany
Zauberhafte Marchenwelt 4
Italy
Walt Disney Le Fiabe 2
United Kingdom
Walt Disney's Fables : Volume 4

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 7: Storybook Silly Symphonies
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 38
The Mickey Mouse Club : October 11, 1955

Technical Specification

Color Type: Technicolor
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 United Artists Pictures

Comments

From Jerry Edwards : For me, a basically uninteresting cartoon - contains nothing special. A remake of the 1931 Mother Goose Melodies. Yet another boring "characters singing and dancing" short.
From David Partington : This is a gem! The charm lies partly in the lack of a plot; it's just an explosion of pointless (and therefore pure) high spirits. The music is good and the animation, rubbery and Fleischer-like, is appealing precisely because it is typical of it's period. Also the colors are exceptionally vivid; it's obvious that color film was a novelty and that Disney was making the most of it.

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