Poster

Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnet

From "Make Mine Music"

Release Date : August 15, 1946

Running Time : 7:21

Synopsis

Two hats meet and fall in love in the window of a department store. But sold separately, they have to hold on to hope that time and circumstance will bring them back together.

Characters

Alice Bluebonnet
Johnnie Fedora

Credits

Director
Jack Kinney
Voices
The Andrews Sisters

Cut Scenes

There is one scene where "Johnny" is picked up by a ne'er-do-well and taken into a bar. That scene and the resulting bar fight was cut out, but has been restored for the newest (6/6/2000) release.

Video

United States
Make Mine Music
Germany
Micky im Siebten Himmel
Italy
Topolino Amore Mio
Musica Maestro
Da Disney con Amore

Laserdiscs

Japan
Mickey Be Mine
Make Mine Music

DVD

United States
Make Mine Music

Television

Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 1
Walt Disney Presents: Adventures in Fantasy

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 Anastajia L. Geiger : Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnet is an absolutely wonderful story. I cry every time I see it, and I just wish that I could know who sang the narrative song... I've been trying to find the lyrics to it, but have been unsuccessful. Nonetheless, I wish to commend who ever is responsible for the making of that little skit. They are entitled to some serious praise. Well done.
From Liz : This has been a favorite of mine since I was very young; I can still see the entire short in my mind when I read the lyrics. Still is one of my favorites.
From Katie : I love this short! It's one of my absolute favorites! The song is great, and the Andrews Sisters are the perfect voices for it. I always loved the ending, it's so perfect. I think this is one of the most adorable love stories I've ever heard.
From Maudit : Was feeling kind of blue the other day... when lo and behold Johnnie Fedora was being aired on television! As a child I was always transfixed by the old Disney stories that weren't Mickey or Donald related. This is and always will be one of my favorite stories... true love gained or lost will always find its way back to a person - I guess I've always been a sucker for stories concerning hope and perseverance, where good things will happen to those who love. Needless to say I felt a lot better when the cartoon was over!
From Erin : This was my ultimate favorite cartoon short-- Each afternoon when I watched Donald Duck Presents, I would hope this one would be on... I loved the song, the characters, the whole thing. When I went on long road trips with my parents and dog, I would act out the cartoon using my dad's cowboy hat and a baseball cap. It's a classic!
From Teresa : I remember watching this video when I was young and I loved it then and I love it now. I was so excited to see that it was released on a new Disney DVD. I will have to run out and buy it!
From Danette : I remember this from many years ago. I worked at a local theater and it was a short we showed at kiddie matinees.

I have always wanted to own it and am glad to have found it on DVD. I will share it with as many people as I can, what a wonderful heartfelt story.


From Kendra : Oh I absolutely adore this cartoon. I grew up watching all the Disney shorts and this one has always stood out in my mind. The story is so simple yet sweet, and being the type of child to always imagine inanimate objects (toys, clothing, etc.) had thoughts and feelings, this one particularly struck home. Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnet are hats who are in love and live in the window of a department store. Alice is purchased and Johnny searches to find his lost love. They are reunited in the end on the heads of two carriage horses. The story still brings tears to my eyes, and the musical accompaniment is just wonderful. They just don't make cartoons like this anymore.
From John Blanchard : I can only say amen to the comments I have read about this cartoon. Fabulous story with a never-ending appeal, and bright sing-a-long music.
From Marya : I watched this a few years ago on the Disney channel on the mickey mouse and friends show... and ever since then I've been waiting to watch it again but I always ended up in disappointment. All those years ive been looking for it, and finally last month I found it on Make Mine Music.. I was sooo happy, I kept watching it over and over. I love listening to the Andrews Sisters, the short was absolutely positively wonderful, and I still haven't found any match to it.
From Tracy : I loved this one too, but for me it was not just the story, but the music! When I was growing up, I memorized and would sing along with everything I watched... This one was great. "Johnny, oh Johnny! Your Alice Bluebonnet will always be waiting for you! So don't give up hoping, and don't give up dreaming, for true love will come smiling through!" I've probably mixed up the words, but the emotionally pregnant sound of those solos is unforgettable.
From NormaJean : This has always been my absolute favorite short. I just learned from the other comments that it is in Make Mine Music. I am now going to buy it. I started crying just reading the post with some lyrics in it. It is, by far, the best short Disney has ever released.
From Leona : Actually I never saw the 'short' but my dad used to sing the original song. When the web came along, he asked me to try to find the sheet music or lyrics but I was unsuccessful before his death.

Since 1997 I have found a Disney CD and a Disney kids' book - but still have not found the original lyrics.


From Hali : 10 out of 10. One of my all time favorites.
From Lady Delaidra : It's so cute. I saw it once on Valentine's Day with my boyfriend and I cried. It's cute.
From Bessie Zaverdinos : We were asked to do a skit at our Sunday School class at our church relating to the 50's. I really didn't want to participate in this. However, when my husband started singing Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnet, it touched my heart, so that I wholeheartedly agreed to do so. Apparently, he had seen it in the 50's, and was so touched by it, he memorized it, and after all those years, remembered it word for word. My heart was so touched by the words, that we decided to use this for our skit. We changed the names to Stevie Fedora and Bessie Bluebonnet We went out and bought the DVD and each time we watch it, it touches our hearts, and whoever we sing it to touches their hearts also. It is, indeed, a masterpiece.
From Dianne Lloyd : I became aware several years ago that if I had a thought, many others would have the same. So when out of my subconscious came the title of a Disney Short that I so fondly remembered from over the years (I am 60) I quickly searched the web "Disney Shorts" and much too my glee, found this website. Again, I found that several people had also echoed my thoughts. I'm on my way to get my copy of the DVD that is now available! Thank you so much!
From Gina : By far one of the most memorable cartoons by Disney. I remember when the Disney channel used to play these short films all the time. Now you have to go searching on the internet to watch the cartoons again. This website is great. I wish that Disney would devote a channel to all these old cartoons.
From Grace : This is my favorite Disney cartoon. It's a beautiful love story and it's perfect for Valentine's Day. When I watched it, it really touched my heart and made me feel better. By watching this cartoon it's great for your Valentines and it will inspire your heart, make you sing along with the cute lyrics, and make you cry. I recommend this short.
From Imaginarylady : I really loved this short. Such a romantic short. I loved it really much. I love the song The Andrew Siters sang. The Andrew Sisters became of one of my favorite singers and I idol them. How sad I felt for Johnnie and Alice to separate from each other. I loved how Johnnie expressed his feelings with his eyes and his mouth at the center of the large hole. I loved the way how Alice holds a rose in her lips and bats her eyelashes at Johnnie. I love this short so much that I wish I could see it more and more.
From Stephanni : I have been looking for this short since my 1st child was born! That's 12 years! I wish they still aired things of this nature for kids now. Today's cartoons have nothing on the films of "yester-year". Donald Duck Presents had another fave of mine, where these bears were sentenced to clean up of Yosemite National Park, where they would bump their "back-sides" together in this cute little song. I love Disney! Thank you for the memories!
From Sarah C : The Disney Channel used to show these awesome classic cartoons all the time. They only show Hanna Montana and all the new shows. I love this cartoon with the Andrews Sisters singing this sweet love song that sounds like a lullaby. Always brings tears to my eyes.
From Jennifer : This is by far one of my favorite cartoon short of all time. I get goose bumps when I remember the heartache and devotion felt in the song and in the characters. Best love story ever. And the Andrew Sisters were the singers on this.
From Melissa : I watched this when I was a child and it is my all time favorite Disney short.
From Matthew Cooper : Since I was in 2nd grade, this short has been one of my all time favorites! I have seen it with the bar-fight scene, but can surprisingly imagine it censored (It probably jumps to the bit with the birds eye-view of Johnny being blown away.) What surprised me about this cartoon was that the only other hats, other than Johnny and Alice that took on human life form were the policeman's hat that Johnny sees and the pink feathered hat in the bar (that hat was sexy-pretty and Alice was cute-pretty.) Also, this short had a few flaws in it like when the Andrew Sisters sing "and it started to rain and pour", and it's a street cleaner. Though, overall this short has a very good musical score, is very colorful and the story is very romantic, but I'll never understand why Alice was on the other horse (another flaw, because she was bought by that girl at first, so why would she later be sold to the iceman.) Well, mabye Alice could have gone through what Johnny did. I give this short a 100% score!

By the way, I used to play Johnny and Alice, pretending that my toy fireman's hat was Johnny and that my little sister's sun hat was Alice.


From Bob Pease : I first saw this short many years ago on an old Admiral B/W TV set before there were VCR's. However, there were reel to reel tape recorders and I made an audio recording of this song on a Wollensak T-1515 tape recorder, together with Suzy the Little Blue Coupe, Little Toot, and Once Upon a Winter Time, and some others from the Disney show. I played them quite often. It is nice to be able to find the things a person remembers from 30, 40 or more years gone by. I would like to know where I can get all of these shorts possibly on one disk or VHS tape.
From Juliet Stevens : I saw this short in school many years ago and I loved it. It has always stayed with me and I want my children to see it now. It is the most beautiful and romantic story I have ever seen.
From Grandma Pat : A great reason to keep the Internet. A hatching ground for talent new and not so new!! I remember this from when I was taken at 6 oor 7 yrs old to the movies and this was probably a short with a first run movie..I'd hate to call it a "cartoon" as it doesn't raise laughter so much as it does pause for kind thoughts and memories. I took my 12 yr old grandson shopping a few weeks ago and finding a hat that looked really good on him, I agreed to get it for him. I had been wanting to get one for myself and eventually found one in black almost just like his. I showed him and his mom my hat and started reminiscing with them about the Johnny Fedora/Alice Bluebonnet short when I decided to look it up. So glad I did!! Thanks for the Disney Shorts site!!
From Aline : I love this short since I was a child, I used to cry everytime i saw it, anyway I grow up and I forget the name of this song but I started to search it on the internet and miraculously found it and you know what? I cried again as when I was young. I'm from Mexico so, the translate of the song in spanish is even more romantic and tender, and it says in the chorus: Ámame siempre que aunque ahora me ausente mi amor nunca te olvidara, soy tu prometida y tu eres mi vida, ten fe y nuestro amor triunfara" so, you can check both (english -spanish) in youtube page.