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Wynken, Blynken and Nod

A Silly Symphony

Release Date : May 27, 1938

Running Time : 8:52

Synopsis

An elaborate dream fantasy based on the popular children's poem as three children play and float among the stars.

Characters

Wynken
Blynken
Nod

Credits

Director
Graham Heid
Asst. Director
Jack Atwood
Animation
Art Palmer
Izzy Klein
George Rowley
Stan Quackenbush
Bob Wickersham
Dick Heumer
Ugo D'Orsi
Backgrounds
Mique Nelson
Layout
John Walbridge
Zachary Schwartz
Story
George Stallings
Bill Cottrell
Joe Grant
Music
Leigh Harline
Character Design
Charlie Thorson
Voices
Devona Doxie

Source

Based on the story "Wynken, Blynken and Nod"

Video

United States
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : The Disney Dream Factory : 1933-1938
Germany
Die Schönsten Weihnachtsgeschichten von Walt Disney
Die Schönsten Weihnachtsgeschichten von Walt Disney
Micky und Pluto Feiern Weihnachten
Italy
Le Fiabe Volume 2 : Il Brutto Anatraccolo e Altre Storie
L'Asinello
Silly Symphonies Volume 1

Laserdiscs

United States
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : The Disney Dream Factory : 1933-1938
Japan
Merry Christmas

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
Germany
Zauberhafte Marchenwelt 2
Micky's Lustiger Adventskalender Verschworung der Superschurken
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
France
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
Italy
Walt Disney Le Fiabe 3
3 … 2 … 1 … E Natale
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
Sweden
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
United Kingdom
Countdown to Christmas
Walt Disney's Fables : Volume 2
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 33: In the Nursery with the Silly Symphonies
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 65
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 42
Walt Disney Presents: More About Silly Symphonies

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 RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.

Comments

From Rod Bennett : Often sited as the high-water mark of the Silly Symphony series, this one also illustrates why the series had to end soon: there was simply no way to pay for this level of quality in a mere short subject. By this time, Walt was consciously using the Symphonies as his testing ground for feature techniques - and writing the losses off to R and D.
From Quemielle DuChesne : Allowing the memories of television and movies flow through my mind, this is one of those that left a lasting effect upon me. It is beautiful and comforting to the small child.
From Jerry Edwards : While I find this cartoon rather boring, the animation and special effects are spectacular. As with Little Hiawatha, Disney gets rather tiresomely cute with the pajamas bottoms continually falling down and mooning the audience.
From Diann : A beautifully animated film. I wondered where I had seen the sparkles that the boat makes through the sky until I had seen the same sparkles in the Pacific Ocean. Once in a great while, plankton will give off a sparkle when they are disturbed. I saw that effect once. Waves crashed to the shore in Santa Monica in pink and green and our boat's wake sparkled like magic. No doubt the animators had seen this effect. I was disappointed at the ending to find out the three babies were in reality one baby.
From Liberty : I have seen this many times in my lifetime and since this was one of my favorite bedtime 'stories I have to say this holds a special place in this 'Boomers' heart. The animation is perfect for the poem and can only induce a sweet journey for the mind whether you are young or old. Of course the DVD was a must have as soon as it was released. We love all Silly Symphonies.
From Martie : I love this one. It is adorable and sweet and has a magical ambience about it. I love the song too. I also think the pajama rear coming unbuttoned is too cute!
From Sonia : Classic! One of the best, cutest shorts!
From Baruch Weiss : I myself am not too big a fan of the Silly Symphonies, but I like some of them including this one as it was very cute. Especially at the end where we find out that it is one baby only all along who was dreaming. Then, he turns over and his rear end shows!
From Kyle Peters : Sorry to say this Disney, but I think you could have done better with this short. The paintings are nice, but you overdid the "you know what" showing. But it's still good.

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