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The Cookie Carnival

A Silly Symphony

Release Date : May 25, 1935

Running Time : 8:00

Synopsis

A confectionery Cinderella story in which a sad girl cookie is turned into the Queen of the Carnival by a wandering hobo cookie.

Characters

Girl Cookie
Hobo Cookie
Judges
Miss Peppermint
Miss Cocoanut
Miss Banana Cake
Miss Licorice
Miss Pineapple
Miss Strawberry Blonde
Dandy Candy Kids
Old Fashioned Cookies
Angel Food Cakes
Devils Food Cakes
Upisde Down Cakes
Rum Cookies
Miss Jello

Credits

Director
Ben Sharpsteen
Animation
Don Towsley
Johnny Cannon
John McManus
Ferdinand Horvath
Nick George
Jack Kinney
Bill Tytla
Grim Natwick
Fred Spencer
Milt Schaffer
Eddie Strickland
Leonard Sebring
Paul Allen
Frank Thomas
Backgrounds
Ferdinand Horvath
Story
Pinto Colvig
Music
Leigh Harline
Character Design
Albert Hurter
Ferdinand Horvath
Grim Natwick
Voices
Pinto Colvig

Cut Scenes

A scene featuring rum cookies was cut out at one time.

Video

United States
Great and Minor Animation Vol. 4
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions I : Silly Symphonies
Germany
Weihnachtpass mit Micky und Donald
France
Silly Symphonies Volume 2
Italy
Silly Symphonies
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions I : Silly Symphonies

CED

United States
Limited Gold Editions - Silly Symphonies

Laserdiscs

Japan
Silly Symphonies : Limited Gold Editions

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
Germany
Weihnachtspass mit Micky and Donald
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 18: A Bunch of Silly Symphonies
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 15
The Mickey Mouse Club : October 26, 1955
The Mickey Mouse Club : February 6, 1957

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 Kirby Bartlett-Sloan : Don't forget that this short has the (to me) rather startling use of Pinto Colvig's (Goofy) voice as the hobo cookie. It just never sounds right.
From Jerry Edwards : Yes, this short has several faults as mentioned in other comments. But I find it to be a nice pleasing cartoon. A black stereotype is also censored.
From Jennifer : This is my all time favorite Disney animated short... actually it is the best cartoon I've ever seen! I just love it! I remember seeing it for the first time about 10 years ago and although I haven't seen it since, it's still my favorite cartoon.
From Erin : I grew up with this one, and when I was little it always reminded me of Cinderella. Here was this ragged little waif, and with a little candy magic, she turns into the Cookie Queen! Yay! It has been and always will be one of my favorites.
From Jeremy Fassler : A pretty good short. Great animation on the leads and catchy tunes. Who here thinks that the angel food cakes are gay stereotypes? Because I think so.
From Sara Okuma : I remember this cartoon from when I was a kid. It has always been one of my favorites, and I would love to get my hands on a copy of it.
From Mark M. : I'm so glad I bought the video of this back in the mid-80's. The animation is superb and lit the way for Snow White two years later. The gags are very inventive and I appreciate the fact that the first tier of background characters are animated in a cycle rather than simply painted on a static background. Also appreciated is the way the woman cookie becomes more rounded and "real" as the hobo cookie shows her some love and attention. Her two-dimensional sides slowly disappear as they get ready for her appearance in the parade. While the cartoon might have some stereotypes typical of the era in which it was produced, there's not a mean-spirited moment in this delightful fantasy.
From Alecia : I grew up watching The Cookie Carnival and have loved it from the time that I was a young girl. My mother also remembers watching when she was growing up. I just found my copy of this number and I am so excited for my children to have the opportunity to get to watch it more than once. I have a four year old and a two year old and they both love to watch all of they silly symphonies that are on the tape with The Cookie Carnival. I'm so glad Disney produced The Cookie Carnival and I'll keep watching it until the day I die.
From Melanie : I absolutely LOVE this short, I've been watching it as long as I can remember. It is a sweet story...in more ways than one. It's been a long time since I've seen it, just seeing the pictures on this page brought back the whole short. Love it!
From yael latner : This movie was my favorite as a child. I have been searching for it on DVD. It was definately one of the best shorts Disney ever created. Delicious and entertaining. I give it the best review and hope that children everywhere will appreciate it as much as I did.
From Amanda J : The Cookie Carnival was probably my favorite Disney animated short. I always had a thing for cartoon food.
From Imaginarylady : I loved this short very much. So cute, romantic, and sweet. All the gingerbread people in the short looked so adorable and well-designed. I especially loved their singing voices. And the new dress on the Cookie Girl looked so beautiful on her. The Hobo Cookie was naturally handsome and considerate to the Girl. How much I wish I could see the short more and more.
From Baruch Weiss : A very tasty cartoon! In fact, this cartoon looks similar to a Little Audrey cartoon titled "Trats and Flowers!"
From DaVon : This is among the Silly Symphonies I like most. And the things I like most about it are the backgrounds and how everything is just so colorful. Great gags, for example with the angel's and devil's food cakes. I kind of thought it was odd too at first, how the lady cookie suddenly became real and no longer made of cookie courtesy of that magical candy. But I can see why and how that would figure in there, so now I get it. I like her and the hobo cookie as an item. I agree, its one of the top Silly Symphonies and this is another SS short that I'd consider to be included in my top ten. Enchanting to get an outlook of cookie-land, cookie-world or cookie-town.
From Mike : Although in some way this cartoon for me always seemed a little far-fetched. The cookie girl was always a very likeable character.

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