Melody
Studio: Disney Release Date : May 28, 1953 Series: Adventures in Music
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Synopsis

Professor Owl teaches his music class about melody and it's importance to the world of music.

Characters

Professor Owl
(Voice: Bill Thompson)

Credits

Director

Charles A. Nichols
Ward Kimball

Animator

Ward Kimball
Julius Svendsen
Marc Davis
Harvey Toombs
Hal Ambro
Marvin Woodward

Story

Richard Martin "Dick" Huemer

Music

Joseph S. Dubin

Color and Styling

Eyvind Earle

Art Direction

A. Kendall "Ken" O'Connor

Music and Lyrics

Sonny Burke
Paul Webster

Asst. Art Direction

Victor "Vic" Haboush

Included in:

Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom

Cut Scenes

  • Birdy Birdbrain's use of the word "Injun" has been removed on the Disney Channel.

Milestones

  • Filmed in 3-D, it was the first animated 3-D film released in the United States.

Television

Mickey Mouse Tracks (Season 1, Episode 27)
Donald's Quack Attack (Season 1, Episode 4)

Video Information

DVD

United States

Disney Rarities
The Fantasia Anthology
Fantasia 2000

Technical Specifications

MPAA No.: 18234
Running time: 10:00
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English

Reviews and Comments

From Baruch Weiss :

Professor Owl teaches his class about "Melody" hence the name of this cartoon they would later use in the 1980's in those Disney sing along videos along with some new footage. Anyway, this is my favorite short for obvious reasons! I also laughed at the part where Bertie Birdbrain says "We sing about beauty" then covers the face of Suzy Sparrow with the face of some nerdy kid!

From Billy Joe :

The first short in the Adventures in Music series (as it said on the poster). It's abstract characters teaches us the importance of melody and music. Bertie Birdbrain brought many laughs in this cartoon. This short is a fun journey. I would recommend it.

This is the first animated film in 3-D. The characters and atmosphere are flat, how did it look in 3-D?


From Neo Stryder :

A fun and educative cartoon that keeps showing us Disney's legacy about animation and music, that actual Disney's cartoon hasn't been able to keep. Characters have a simple but interesting design, and music themes reflex us character's rich personality, specially in Canary Sisters and Suzy Sparrow, showing us she's not the typical stereotype of attractive girls.

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History

12/14/2011

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8/10/2012

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4/12/2013

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8/1/2013

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9/3/2014

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  • Original Language added by eutychus

11/23/2014

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2/4/2015

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5/5/2015

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1/30/2016

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3/1/2017

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Sources

Richard Martin "Dick" Huemer: Story
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Joseph S. Dubin: Music
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Eyvind Earle: Color and Styling
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A. Kendall "Ken" O'Connor: Art Direction
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Victor "Vic" Haboush: Asst. Art Direction
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Ward Kimball: Animator
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Julius Svendsen: Animator
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Marc Davis: Animator
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Harvey Toombs: Animator
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Hal Ambro: Animator
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Marvin Woodward: Animator
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Sonny Burke: Music and Lyrics
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Paul Webster: Music and Lyrics
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Charles A. Nichols: Director
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Ward Kimball: Director
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