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Make Mine Music

Make Mine mus ic is a 75-minute Walt Disney treat. You can call it a big short which, technically, is just what it is - 10 items pieced together in one 'musical fantasy' as it is billed - but it entertains all the way.

Make Mine Music is a 75-minute Walt Disney treat. You can call it a big short which, technically, is just what it is – 10 items pieced together in one ‘musical fantasy’ as it is billed – but it entertains all the way.

Pic tees off with an interesting cinematurgical treatment of ‘The Martins and the Coys’, chirped off-screen (as is everything done by the live talent with the exception of the ballet team) by the King’s Men.

This gives way to a clever visualization of Sergei Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and the Wolf ‘ in rich hues with some fine new Disney characters, notably Peter, Sonia the Duck, Ivan the Cat and Sasha the Bird. The Wolf himself is an austere and forbidding menace. Sterling Holloway is capital as the narrator, warmly and dramatically interpreting each musical nuance.

And the finale, ‘The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met’, is as imaginative a conceit as Disney ever essayed. Willie the Whale, fished out of the briny, runs the gamut of familiar operatic excerpts. Audiences are set on their ears as Willie (yclept Nelson Eddy, who sings all three voices, tenor, baritone and bass; and, through scientific alchemy, is made to sing a trio with himself) truly wows the musical world.

Make Mine Music

Production: RKO/Disney. Director Jack Kinney, Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Bob Cormack, Josh Meador; Producer Joe Grant; Screenplay Homer Brightman, Dick Kelsey, Roy Williams, Jesse Marsh, Duck Huemer, Jim Bodrero, Cap Palmer,; Music Charles Wolcott (dir.)

Crew: (Color) Extract of a review from 1946. Running time: 75 MIN.

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