Monday, February 1, 2010

Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 10: Melody Time

Series Intro: Here's Part 10 of this multi-part retrospective of Walt Disney Animation Studios' endeavors. They'll mostly be in release date order, save for those that aren't available on DVD at Netflix. (Numbers will be skipped to note missing movies)

Some background info (compiled from Wikipedia and imdb and my own knowledge of the movie).

Official Title: Melody Time
Release:May 27, 1948
Running Time: 75 minutes
Estimated Cost: n/a
Estimated Revenue: n/a
Overall Rating: 2 stars out of 5

Plot Summary:
No plot connecting each small segment. This is a follow up to Make Mine Music. The shorts are different types of music performed by different pop artists of the time.

Who Cares?

Plot Rating: 1 stars out of 5

I honestly can't wait to be done with these shorts! Not a single one was outstanding enough to write about. WDAS really should have taken the war time off to focus on other adventures.

Animation Rating: 2 out of 5

The only short that made the whole thing worth watching was the "Trees" segment, just because it seemed more artistic and less cartoony than the rest.

The Test of Time:

None. I remember when this was released on VHS when I was child. This was pre-wiki and imdb and just at the start of PCs with home internet connection, so I wasn't able to spend hours a day researching and writing about Disney. But even at the time I had heard of Make Mine Music, but not Melody Time! Lock it in the vault, throw away the key. Any feature movie that "Donald" is the big draw should have never been made.

Next Up:
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (Thank god this will be the last shorts package!)


1 comment:

janice said...

looking forward to watch this movie.

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