Thoughts on Make Mine Music

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Make Mine Music was released in 1946 and is the 8th animated feature from Disney’s Studios, and consists of a series of shorts.

Highlights:  We felt like every other short was good.  It has an old fashioned feel to it, and may not be the cartoons that kids would enjoy today, but they’re still fun to watch.  We enjoyed “All the Cats Join In,” “Casey at the Bat,” “Peter and the Wolf,” “Johnnie Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet,” and “The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met.”  All of these were more upbeat, colorful, and had interesting plots.  Peter and the Wolf is without a doubt the stand out.  I love the music and the animation works so well with it.

Low points:  The in between shorts from the ones mentioned above, basically.  “Blue Bayou,” “Without You,” “Two Silhouettes” – they were pretty, I guess, but they were just so slow and boring.  “After You’ve Gone” was a little better but not great.

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Music:  Like Fantasia, these shorts are based around the music – so it’s really good.  The music is probably what I enjoyed the most, to be honest.  There were some really good things – Peter and the Wolf, like I mentioned above, but also the incredible opera work on “The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met.”

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