Poster

Farmyard Symphony

A Silly Symphony

Release Date : October 14, 1938

Running Time : 8:11

Synopsis

A farmyard of animals go through their daily routine to the accompaniment of various classical themes.

Credits

Director
Jack Cutting
Animation
Eric Larson
Fred Madison
John Bradbury
Ken Hultgren
Milt Kahl
Bernard Garbutt
Don Lusk
Paul Satterfield
Lynn Karp
John Sewell
Paul Busch
Layout
Dave Hilberman
Art Heinemann
Story
George Stallings
Music
Leigh Harline
Voices
Billy Bletcher
Lee Sweetland
Lee Millar
Dorothy Lloyd
Bea Hager
Melvin Gilley
Victor Rodman
Max Terhune

Video

United States
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions I : Silly Symphonies
Germany
Donald Ich bin der Grösste
Donald und die Entenbande
Italy
Paperino e la Sua Banda di Paperi
Silly Symphonies
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions I : Silly Symphonies

CED

United States
Disney Cartoon Parade Volume 1
Limited Gold Editions - Silly Symphonies

Laserdiscs

Japan
Donald Duck and his Duckling Gang
Silly Symphonies : Limited Gold Editions

DVD

United States
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 6 : Extreme Music Fun
Make Mine Music
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
Germany
Zauberhafte Marchenwelt 2
Musik Spass Superstars
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
France
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
Italy
Walt Disney Le Fiabe 3
Extreme Music Fun
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
Canada
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 6 : Extreme Music Fun
Sweden
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies
United Kingdom
Walt Disney's Fables : Volume 2
Disney Treasures : Silly Symphonies

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 24: Symphonic Silly Symphonies
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 : Once again, we now see the fully mature feature animation style displayed in all its glory; the look of this simple 7-minute short compares quites favorably to "Snow White" and "Pinocchio." It's also a direct ancestor of "Fantasia" - told with the same absence of dialogue and set to a soundtrack of Beethoven, Rossini, and Wagner.
From Mark Kratzner : Max Terhune did voices of animal for the short. He was a cowboy sidekick but also a champion bird caller.
From Jerry Edwards : The elaborate dance routines quickly get tiresome for me, but this is one of my wife Liz' favorites. I do enjoy the continuing story of a young piglet trying to get something to eat for breakfast, with the satisfying ending of the piglet wallowing in a pile of corn. When my son Jeb was much younger, he was always very concerned about the poor little piggy getting something to eat. I've always enjoyed that the opening animation of the farm was repeated for the 1951 Chicken in the Rough short.
From Baruch Weiss : I love this cartoon. I loved the scene where the little sheep said "Mama" and then the mom licks him, that was cute! Also I liked where the Chicken clucked "Hiya Toots." That short excerpt was also used in the Walt Disney Cartoon Classics videos from the late 80's.

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