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Make Mine Music
Makemineposter.jpg
Directed by Jack Kinney
Clyde Geronimi
Hamilton Luske
Joshua Meador
Robert Cormack
Produced by Walt Disney
Written by James Bordrero
Homer Brightman
Erwin Graham
Eric Gurney
T. Hee
Sylvia Holland
Dick Huemer
Dick Kelsey
Dick Kelsey
Jesse Marsh
Tom Oreb
Cap Palmer
Erdman Penner
Harry Reeves
Dick Shaw
John Walbridge
Roy Williams
Starring Nelson Eddy
Dinah Shore
Benny Goodman
The Andrews Sisters
Jerry Colonna
Sterling Holloway
Andy Russel
David Lichine
Tania Riabouchinskaya
The Pied Pipers
The King's Men
The Ken Darby Chorus
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Release date(s) April 20, 1946 (New York City premiere)
Running time 75 minutes
Language English

Make Mine Music is an animated feature produced by Walt Disney and released to theatres by RKO Radio Pictures on April 20, 1946. It is the eighth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon.

During the Second World War, much of Walt Disney's staff was drafted into the army, and those that remained were called upon by the U.S. government to make training and propaganda films. As a result, the studio was littered with unfinished story ideas. In order to keep the feature film division alive during this difficult time, the studio released four package films including this one, made up of various unrelated segments set to music.

Worldwide release datesEdit

Film segmentsEdit

This particular film has ten such segments:

  • The Martins and the Coys featured popular radio vocal group, The King's Men, singing the story of a Hatfields and McCoys-style feud in the mountains broken up when two young people from each side fall in love. This segment was later cut from the film's video release due to comic gunplay.
  • Blue Bayou used animation, originally intended for Fantasia using the song Clair de Lune, which went on to inspire the name of a restaurant at New Orleans Square in Disneyland.
  • All the Cats Join In is one of two segments to which Benny Goodman contributed. An innovative shot in which a pencil draws the action as it is happening, and in which 1940s teens are swept away by popular music.
  • Without You is a ballad of lost love, sung by Andy Russell.
  • Casey At the Bat featured Jerry Colonna, reciting the famous poem about the arrogant ballplayer whose cockiness was his undoing.
  • Two Silhouettes featured two live-action ballet dancers, David Lichine and Tania Riabouchinskaya, moving in silhouette as Dinah Shore sings the title song. Animated backgrounds and characters add to the magic.
  • Peter and the Wolf is perhaps the only segment to have any lasting cultural impact. Sterling Holloway narrates this adaptation of Prokofiev's composition about a little boy who goes out hunting for a mean old wolf, with each of the characters being thematically represented by a member of an orchestra (violins, flute, etc.).
  • After You've Gone again featured Benny Goodman and his orchestra as four anthropomorphic instruments paraded through a musical playground.
  • Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnett told the beautifully comic story of two hats who fall in love in a department store window. When Alice is sold, Johnny devotes himself to finding her again. The Andrews Sisters provide the vocals.
  • The Whale Who Wanted To Sing At the Met was the bittersweet finale about a Sperm Whale with incredible musical talent and his dreams of singing Grand Opera. But short-sighted impressario, Tetti-Tatti, believes that the whale has simply swallowed an opera singer, and chases him with a harpoon. The film features radio star Nelson Eddy as all the voices.

CriticismEdit

Make Mine Music proved to be a slight disappointment itself, particularly from Walt Disney's critical view. It was not well received by the critics either. In succeeding years, the segments were individually released as short subjects or used in various Disney television programs.

Titles in different languagesEdit

  • Chinese: 做我的音乐 (zuò wǒde yīnyuè)
  • Dutch: Maak de Muziek van de Mijn
  • Finnish: Iskelmäparaati
  • French: La Boîte à Musique
  • German: Mach Mir Musik
  • Italian: Musica Maestro!
  • Portuguese: Musica, Maestro!
  • Spanish: Musica Maestro (also known as La Cajita Musical in Latin America)
  • Swedish: Spela för mej (also known as Spela för mig)
File:Make Mine Music DVD cover.jpg

CastEdit

Actor Role(s)
Nelson Eddy Narrator; Characters (The Whale Who Wanted To Sing At the Met)
Dinah Shore Singer (Two Sillhouettes)
Benny Goodman Music composer (All the Cats Join In; After You've Gone)
The Andrews Sisters Singers (Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet)
Jerry Colonna Narrator; Characters (Casey At the Bat)
Sterling Holloway Narrator (Peter and the Wolf)
Andy Russel Singer (Without You)
David Lichine Dancer (Two Silhouettes)
Tania Riabouchinskaya Dancer (Two Silhouettes)
The Pied Pipers Singers
The King's Men Singers (The Martins and the Coys)
The Ken Darby Chorus Singers (Blue Bayou)

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

Category:1946 filmspt:Make Mine Music

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