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Make Mine Music (1946)

the eighth animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series; a delightful musical fantasy in nine parts: Blue Bayou, All the Cats Join In, Without You, Casey at the Bat, Two Silhouettes, Peter and the Wolf, After You've Gone, Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnett, The Whale Who Wanted To Sing At the Met. The movie was entered into the 1946 Cannes Film Festival.

Cast


Sterling Holloway (Narrator - Peter and the Wolf), Nelson Eddy (Narrator; characters - The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met), Dinah Shore (Singer - Two Silhouettes), Benny Goodman (Musician - All the Cats Join In / After You've Gone), The Andrews Sisters (Singers - Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet), Jerry Colonna (Narrator - Casey At the Bat), Andy Russell (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).
 
All the Cats Join In All the Cats Join In All the Cats Join In movie, a cariCATure in a sketch book, is a jazz interlude featuring Benny Goodman and his orchestra.
 
Casey at the Bat Casey at the Bat Casey at the Bat movie is a musical recitation features Jerry Colonna, reciting the famous poem about the arrogant ballplayer whose cockiness was his undoing. A sign on the stadium wall announces that the Mudville 9 are playing Burbank in the fateful game, a reference to the location of the Walt Disney studio.
 
Peter and the Wolf Peter and the Wolf Peter and the Wolf movie features Sterling Holloway narrating an adaptation of Prokofiev's composition about a little boy who goes hunting for a wolf, with each of the characters being thematically represented by a member of an orchestra (violins, flute, etc.).
 
Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnett Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnett Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnett movie tells the romantic 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.
 
 

Production


Directed by Robert Cormack, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Joshua Meador; story by Homer Brightman, Dick Huemer, Dick Kinney, John Walbridge, Tom Oreb, Dick Shaw, Eric Gurney, Sylvia Holland, T. Hee, Erdman Penner, Dick Kelsey, Jim Bodrero, Roy Williams, Cap Palmer, Jesse Marsh, Erwin Graham; animation by Hal Ambro, Ed Benedict, Al Bertino, Jack Campbell, Les Clark, Claude Coats, Merle Cox, Don DaGradi, Al Dempster, Phil Duncan, Hugh Fraser, Hugh Hennesy, Ray Huffine, Ralph Hulett, Ollie Johnston, Bill Justice, Milt Kahl, Ward Kimball, Hal King, Eric Larson, John Lounsbery, Tom Massey, John McManus, Fred Moore, John Niendorff, Lance Nolley, Cliff Nordberg, Ken O'Brien, Kendall O'Connor, Charles Payzant, Charles Philippi, Art Riley, John Sibley, Harvey Toombs, Jimi Trout, Judge Whitaker, Thelma Witmer, Al Zinnen, Al Coe, Harry Hamsel, Jerry Hathcock, Murray McClellan, Milt Neil, Noel Tucker, Karl Van Leuven, Cy Young; music by Eliot Daniel, Oliver Wallace, Charles Wolcott.

Quotes


Narrator: Peter, don't just stand that way! And don't stand that way either.

Trivia


In the "Casey at the Bat" part, a sign on the stadium wall announces that the Mudville 9 are playing Burbank in the fateful game, a reference to the location of the Walt Disney studio.

Last lines


Now Willie will never sing at the met. But don't be too harsh on Tetti-Tatti; he just didn't understand. You see, Willie's singing was a miracle, and people aren't used to miracles. And you, faithful little friend, don't be too sad, because miracles never really die. And somewhere in wherever heaven is reserved for creatures of the deep, Willie is still singing, in a hundred voices, each more golden than before, and he'll go on singing in a voice so cheery forever.
 
Blue Bayou Blue Bayou Blue Bayou movie features animation originally intended for Fantasia using the Debussy musical composition Clair de Lune.
 
Without You Without You Without You movie, ballad in blue, is a ballad of lost love, sung by Andy Russell.
 
Two Silhouettes Two Silhouettes Two Silhouettes movie, ballade ballet, features two live-action ballet dancers, David Lichine and Tania Riabouchinskaya, moving in silhouette with animated backgrounds and characters. Dinah Shore sings the title song.
 
After You've Gone After You've Gone After You've Gone movie features Benny Goodman and his orchestra as four anthropomorphized instruments parade through a musical playground.
 
The Whale Who Wanted To Sing At the Met The Whale Who Wanted To Sing At the Met The Whale Who Wanted To Sing At the Met movie is the bittersweet finale about a Sperm Whale with incredible musical talent and his dreams of singing Grand Opera. All of the operatic vocals - bass up through soprano, and even the chorus - were sung by Nelson Eddy.