Make Mine Music (1946) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2018.

Categorization

Anthology of original musical shorts.

Commentary

The non-anthropomorphic pieces hold it above water.

References here: The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949).

Disney animation fiction moving picture

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“After You’ve Gone” (1946) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2018.

Commentary

The mixture of anthropomorphism and abstraction is awkward, but there are some nice cuts too.

Disney animation fiction moving picture

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“All the Cats Join In” (1946) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2018.

Commentary

Very lively for Disney, with a variety of body shapes that are not simply cartoon types. It looks like the animators had fun on this one.

Disney animation fiction moving picture

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“Blue Bayou” (1946) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2018.

Categorization

Mood piece.

Subject

A bird wades in a bayou at night.

Commentary

Drawn for Fantasia (1940) and Debussy’s “Clair de Lune”. Even with indifferent music it is beautiful, showing what the Disney animators could do with realistic animals and their multiplane rig.

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Two Silhouettes (1946) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2018.

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Without You (1946) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2018.

Categorization

Abstract musical.

Commentary

A very nice Norman McLaren vibe.

Disney animation fiction moving picture

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“Casey at the Bat” (1946) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2018.

Commentary

The motif of the cocky batter was familiar by this time; compare e.g. “Boulevardier from the Bronx” (1936).

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“Johnnie Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet” (1946) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2018.

Disney animation fiction moving picture

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“Peter and the Wolf” (1946) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2018.

Commentary

A pre-Cold-War tribute to the then-recent Russian classic, with some Cyrillic lettering. Notice the dishonesty of letting the duck walk through the golden gate of heaven. I like the slow introduction of the instruments.

Disney animation fiction moving picture

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“The Martins and the Coys” (1946) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2018.

Subject

Feuding hillbillies.

Commentary

Similar, for instance, to “When I Yoo Hoo” (1936), but with The Three Caballeros-era sexualization of a female body on what would become the Disney princess pattern, and she gets to kick ass.

References here: “Pecos Bill” (1948).

Disney animation fiction moving picture

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“The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met” (1946) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2018.

Disney animation fiction moving picture