Silly Symphonies (1929)

Categorization

A series of animated shorts, set to music, often prominently so, often experimental and with few recurring characters, back when such a thing was possible at Disney.

References here: “Sinkin’ in the Bathtub” (1930), “The Black Cat” (1931), “Ferdinand the Bull” (1938).

animation fiction moving picture series

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“The Skeleton Dance” (1929) IMDb

Commentary

I wish the series had continued on this track.

References here: “Hittin’ the Trail for Hallelujah Land” (1931).

animation fiction moving picture

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“Santa’s Workshop” (1932) IMDb

Commentary

A good deal more advanced than “Red-Headed Baby” (1931), but perhaps Disney had already begun to rip off Warner Bros. by this point.

animation fiction moving picture

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“Music Land” (1935) IMDb