The Martins and the Coys

From "Make Mine Music"

Release Date : August 15, 1946

Synopsis

The backdrop of a hillbilly feud provides the setting for a Romeo and Juliet story.

Characters

Grace Martin
Henry Coy

Credits

Voices
The Kingsmen

Video

Italy
Musica Maestro

Laserdiscs

Japan
Make Mine Music

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

  • Released as part of the Disney feature "Make Mine Music"

From Ryan : This is my favorite segment of "Make Mine Music." I first saw it on the Disney Channel during Vault Disney about two years ago. I thought it was so funny. What's kind of strange is that all the hillbillies have beards, except for Henry Coy (who falls in love with Grace Martin). The two of them go to a square dance at the local schoolhouse and ride off in their car which reads: JUST MARRIED. Unfortunately, however, their marriage turns into a feud itself and "they carry on the feudin' just like before!" Isn't it a shame that this classic short was censored on the video and DVD release of "Make Mine Music?" I bet if it were aired on the Disney Channel again it would be censored as well.
From Ben Schumin : I'm so sad that The Martins and the Coys didn't make its way into the DVD version. Don't know why they cut it, but I have it on tape from a time it ran on the Disney Channel back in the 80's. Guess it's a victim of political correctness.
From Matthew Cooper : Why oh why was this cartoon cut from the VHS/DVD release of Make Mine Music? I am so angry about that! Though I understand it was probably thought to be not suitable for children, but they should have at least stuck it on as a bonus feature. Luckily for me, I found it on YouTube last year, so I got to see it. I liked it a lot. Too bad it was cut. I would just like to ask whoever is reading this doesn't Grace look like Slue Foot Sue from Pecos Bill and Henry like Casey from Casey at Bat?
From Baruch Weiss : As Leonard Maltin might say Disney fans and enthusiasts should be able to enjoy this intact and I agree with that statement. Why did these people remove this segment from it's first release? We wouldn't paint a frown over the Mona Lisa now would we? Besides, this cartoon is not going to encourage children to buy guns and kill each other.

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