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Music Land

A Silly Symphony

Release Date : October 5, 1935

Running Time : 9:34

Synopsis

When the saxophone son of the King of the Isle of Jazz falls in love with the violin daughter of his father's rival, the Queen of the Land of Symphony, war erupts. The Prince and Princess are nearly drowned in the Sea of Discord until a cease fire is called. The short ends in a double wedding and the uniting of the two kingdoms with the Bridge of Harmony.

Credits

Director
Dick Lundy
Asst. Director
Graham Heid
Animation
Grim Natwick
Archie Robin
Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi
Dick Lundy
Frenchy de Tremaudan
Les Clark
Leonard Sebring
Wolfgang Reitherman
Dick Heumer
Louie Schmitt
Cy Young
George Rowley
Ken O'Connor
Al Eugster
Dan MacManus
Frank Kelling
John Morehouse
Robert Jones
Ugo D'Orsi
Edwin Aardal
John Bond
George Drake
Frank Thomas
Jim Tyer
Story
Pinto Colvig
Music
Leigh Harline
Character Design
Albert Hurter

Video

United States
Walt Disney Mini Classics : Peter and the Wolf
Favorite Stories : Peter and the Wolf
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : The Disney Dream Factory : 1933-1938
Germany
Peter and the Wolf
Verrückte Musikanten
France
Silly Symphonies Volume 1
Italy
Peter and the Wolf
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : La Fabbrica dei Sogni

Laserdiscs

United States
The Prince and the Pauper / Willie the Operatic Whale / Peter and the Wolf
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : The Disney Dream Factory : 1933-1938
Japan
More Silly Symphonies

DVD

United States
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 6 : Extreme Music Fun
Make Mine Music
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
Germany
Musik Spass Superstars
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
France
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
Italy
Extreme Music Fun
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
Canada
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 6 : Extreme Music Fun
Sweden
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
United Kingdom
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies

Blu-Ray

United States
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs : 3 Disc Blue ray + DVD Combo Pack
Beauty and the Beast : 3 Disc Blue Ray + DVD Combo Pack

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 24: Symphonic Silly Symphonies
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 4

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 Jose Gallardo : This is one of the greatest accomplishments I have ever seen on film. Being a musician myself I recognized the efforts in making instruments sound like speaking voices. Sheer genius.
From Jerry Edwards : A superbly animated, musical cartoon. I especially enjoy how the musical instruments are used as "weapons of war" to the strains of Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries." I also love the "remake" of Romeo and Juliet.
From Ryan : I thought that this was a pretty stupid cartoon. The humanized instruments were just too much for me and they acted so dumb. No wonder they call it a "Silly Symphony." I sort of laughed at it, but I guess I thought that it was so stupid that it was funny. I would, however, not want to have this short as part of my Disney collection.
From Mike G : Even though the classical vs. jazz thing seems naive and a little juvenile compared to what Disney would do just a few years later in Fantasia, this is one of the great Silly Symphonies-- it's beautifully art directed and quite imaginative.
From John : Music Land was one of the first cartoons I saw as a kid, and its genius is still unique today. The musical little war played out brought life to instruments, for the first and greatest time. This cartoon is freakin' awesome.
From Matthew Cooper : When I was a child I kept on hearing about this cartoon, and wanted to see it badly. Once I got the Silly Symphonies DVD, I saw it and loved it! This cartoon is excellent for a number of reasons: the colors, characters (because I just love cartoons where inanimate objects are given life!) Although, the number one reason why this short is one of my absolute favorites is the music, 'cause I am a fan of both classical and jazz. The sequences are awesome too. My favorite is the war, but I also love the wedding on the Bridge of Harmony at the end.

This short gets a score of 100%!


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