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Lullabye Land

A Silly Symphony

Release Date : August 19, 1933

Running Time : 7:22

Synopsis

A baby falls asleep and dreams of a land where powder puffs and binkies grow on trees and all the standard nursery paraphernalia comes vividly to life. But look out! Stay out of the Forbidden Garden, where "things are sharp and things are hot, and baby mustn't touch!"

Characters

Baby (unnamed)
Boogie Men
Sandman

Credits

Director
Wilfred Jackson
Animation
Hamilton Luske
Art Babbitt
Ben Sharpsteen
Leonard Sebring
Louie Schmitt
George Drake
Ed Love
Bob Kuwahara
Roy Williams
Marvin Woodward
Dick Heumer
Layout
Charles Philippi
Hugh Hennesy
Ferdinand Horvath
Music
Frank Churchill
Leigh Harline
Voices
The Rhythmettes
The Three Rhythm Kings
George Gramlich

Video

Germany
Verrückte Musikanten
France
Silly Symphonies Volume 1
Italy
Silly Symphonies Volume 2

Laserdiscs

Japan
More Silly Symphonies

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 46: Disney Dreams
The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 33: In the Nursery with the Silly Symphonies
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 33
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 42
The Mickey Mouse Club : February 29, 1956
The Mickey Mouse Club : February 8, 1957

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 United Artists Pictures

Comments

From Jerry Edwards : I only had a black and white version of this short from the Mickey Mouse Club for years before I found the original color version. The color adds a great deal to the cartoon, with numerous bright colors, especially for the patchwork quilt. The normally inanimate objects, such as the penknives and scissors, are animated in interesting ways.
From Andy de Paoli : I have loved this animation ever since I saw it as a child.
From Gijs Grob : With cartoons like Lullabye Land Disney set new standards for animation that are still thrilling today.

Don't get me wrong, the cartoon is rather patronizing and sugary cute, but this is compensated by wonderful surrealistic images, beautiful artwork and superb animation. (And, hey, this way of warning against sharp things and matches just may work with small children).

The dance of the Boogie Men contains some striking use of color that anticipates similar surreal images in Dumbo. In all, Lullaby Land left all competitors far behind. It is also the first of a whole series of Silly Symphonies obsessed with little babies, and their bare behinds in particular.


From Baruch Weiss : This short is cute, too cute, way way too cute.

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