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Melody Time (1948). "We're kinda short on apple trees."

Join us for this week's episode "Melody Time". We talk movies that are not movies, singing and dancing as the pinnacle of entertainment, TUG the thug, and why you never want to watch a team effort movie. How do this play out? Find out now!


Storyline :Segments: "Once Upon a Wintertime," two lovers rescued from an icy river by friendly animals; "Bumble Boogie," bee beset by musical instruments and symbols come to life; "Johnny Appleseed," story of the legendary pioneer tree-planter; "Trees," mood piece set to musical treatment of Joyce Kilmer's poem; "Little Toot," story of a heroic little tugboat who saves an ocean liner; "Blame it on the Samba," Donald Duck and Jose Carioca have the blues blown away at a Latin cafe; "Pecos Bill," story of the legendary cowpoke, his trusty mount Widowmaker and his sweetheart Slue Foot Sue

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson and Jack Kinney

Writers: Winston Hibler, ERdman Penner and Harry Reeves

Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger and Dennis Day

Awards: Nominee : Venice Film Festival Winner : International Award for Animated Film

Film Budget: Unknown

Gross Worldwide: Unknown


The melodies in this film were definitely not giving us good time vibes.


Facts For Your All-Time Good Time!

  1. Because of the controversy about cowboys smoking, the "Pecos Bill" segment was heavily edited for release to DVD. In the original film Bill is seen smoking a cigarette in several sequences. The cigarette was edited out in each case, resulting in the removal of almost the entire tornado sequence and some odd hand and mouth movements for Bill throughout.

  2. 47 years later, Disney revisited the Pecos Bill legend in a live-action film, Tall Tale (1995).

  3. A feature of Pecos Bill's background prominently featured in the Disney adaptation is that he was raised by coyotes. This makes him an example of the feral child figure which has been prominently used in mythology and fiction since antiquity. Among the most prominent examples are Enkidu, Atalanta, Romulus and Remus, Mowgli, and Tarzan.

  4. This was the last film which involved the singing group the Andrews Sisters. The Sisters were one of the most successful music acts of the 1940s and lend their voices to several films. Their musical careers continued to the early 1970s but their film careers ended early.

  5. This was the third film to team up Donald Duck and José Carioca, following Saludos Amigos (1942) and The Three Caballeros (1944).


You can view this movie on Disney+

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