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Melody

An Educational Cartoon

Release Date : May 28, 1953

Running Time : 10:00

Synopsis

Professor Owl teaches his music class about melody and it's importance to the world of music.

Characters

Bertie Birdbrain
Canary Sisters
Penelope Pinfeather
Professor Owl
Suzy Sparrow

Credits

Director
Charles Nichols
Ward Kimball
Animation
Ward Kimball
Julius Svendsen
Marc Davis
Harvey Toombs
Hal Ambro
Marvin Woodward
Story
Dick Heumer
Music
Sonny Burke
Paul Webster
Joseph S. Dubin
Color and Styling
Eyvind Earle
Art Director
Ken O'Connor
Asst. Art Director
Victor Haboush

Milestones

Filmed in 3-D, it was the first animated 3-D film released in the United States.

Cut Scenes

Birdy Birdbrain's use of the word "Injun" has been removed on the Disney Channel.

DVD

United States
Fantasia 2000
Disney Rarities: Celebrated Shorts, 1920s - 1960s

Television

Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 27
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

Comments

From Baruch Weiss : Professor Owl teaches his class about "Melody" hence the name of this cartoon they would later use in the 1980's in those Disney sing along videos along with some new footage. Anyway, this is my favorite short for obvious reasons! I also laughed at the part where Bertie Birdbrain says "We sing about beauty" then covers the face of Suzy Sparrow with the face of some nerdy kid!
From Billy Joe : The first short in the Adventures in Music series (as it said on the poster). It's abstract characters teaches us the importance of melody and music. Bertie Birdbrain brought many laughs in this cartoon. This short is a fun journey. I would recommend it.

This is the first animated film in 3-D. The characters and atmosphere are flat, how did it look in 3-D?


From Neo Stryder : A fun and educative cartoon that keeps showing us Disney's legacy about animation and music, that actual Disney's cartoon hasn't been able to keep. Characters have a simple but interesting design, and music themes reflex us character's rich personality, specially in Canary Sisters and Suzy Sparrow, showing us she's not the typical stereotype of attractive girls.

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