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Make Mine Music (1946)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Music | 15 August 1946 (USA)
Animation done to contemporary popular music.

Directors:

Robert Cormack (as Bob Cormack), Clyde Geronimi | 3 more credits »

Writers:

Homer Brightman (story), Dick Huemer (story) | 13 more credits »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nelson Eddy ... Narrator / Willie / Whitey / Tetti-Tatti / Sailors / Newsman / Men / Workman / Cabbie / Cop / Scientists / Woman / Cat / Opera Singers / Chorus (segment "The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met") (voice)
Dinah Shore ... (voice)
Benny Goodman ... Bandleader (credit only)
The Andrews Sisters ... (voice) (as Andrews Sisters)
Jerry Colonna ... Narrator (segment "Casey at the Bat") (voice)
Andy Russell ... (voice)
Sterling Holloway ... Narrator (segment "Peter and the Wolf") (voice)
Tatiana Riabouchinska Tatiana Riabouchinska ... Silhouetted Dancer (as Riabouchinska)
David Lichine David Lichine ... Silhouetted Dancer (as Lichine)
The Pied Pipers The Pied Pipers ... (voice) (as Pied Pipers)
The King's Men The King's Men ... (voice) (as King's Men)
The Ken Darby Singers The Ken Darby Singers ... (voice) (as Ken Darby Chorus)
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Storyline

Segments: "A Rustic Ballad," a story of feuding hillbillys; "A Tone Poem," a mood piece set on a blue bayou; "A Jazz Interlude," a bobby-soxer goes jitterbugging with her date at the malt shop; "A Ballad in Blue," dark room, rain and somber landscapes illustrate the loss of a lover; "A Musical Recitation," the story of Casey at the Bat; "Ballade Ballet," ballet dancers perform in silhouette; "A Fairy Tale with Music," Peter and the Wolf; "After You've Gone," four musical instruments chase through a surreal landscape; "A Love Story," about the romance between a fedora and a bonnet; "Opera Pathetique," the story of Willie, the Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Swing Street See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The segment "Casey at the Bat" is based on the baseball-themed poem "Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888" (1888) by Ernest Thayer (1863-1940). It concerns an overconfident baseball player who ends up losing the game for his team. See more »

Goofs

In the segment "All the Cats Join In", when the blonde teenage boy and brunette teenage girl in their car pick up their first passenger, a brown haired teenage hitchhiker boy, their car is speeding so fast that his shoes fall off when he is picked up. Yet in the next shot of the car, the hitchhiker boy can be seen in the back seat of the car with his feet propped up and his shoes are back on his feet. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Peter, don't just stand that way!
[the wolf leans Peter downward]
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Alternate Versions

The European rental Video version has the missing scene. See more »

Connections

Referenced in House of Mouse: House of Scrooge (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

All the Cats Join In
(1946)
Music by Eddie Sauter (uncredited)
Lyrics by Alec Wilder (uncredited) and Ray Gilbert (uncredited)
Performed by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra (uncredited) and sung by a chorus
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8/10 ****/5 ~ Walt Disney's Pop "Fantasia" for the Fightin' Forties.
14 September 2001 | by Doctor_MabuseSee all my reviews

Make Mine Music finds Walt Disney in the midst of the transitional period between his first five animated features (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, Bambi) and the post-war revival begun with Cinderella (1950).

The idea of a casual variant of Fantasia featuring popular music was a good one. Even though the segments which comprise the film vary in quality, the film as a whole is a bright, colorful and amusing light entertainment which fit wartime needs ideally.

Highlights include two spirited Benny Goodman swing numbers ("All The Cats Join In" and "After You've Gone") and the unforgettable finale, "Willie the Operatic Whale", narrated and sung by Nelson Eddy. The animation is generally first-rate and the Technicolor film will dazzle any viewer not expecting a genuine masterwork.

Make Mine Music was successful enough to warrant a considerably better follow-up, Melody Time (1948).

The undistinguished but harmless "Martins and the Coys" segment, concerning the gun-feuding backwoods families of American folklore, has idiotically been removed from current editions, evidently for PC reasons. It's scary that Disney may start altering their classics to meet artificial modern standards. (If they had cut anything from Make Mine Music, it should have been the tasteless "Two Silhouettes" ballet, all doilies and valentines and icky fake sentiment.)


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