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Melody Time (Bilingual)

Buddy Clark , Dennis Day , Clyde Geronimi , Wilfred Jackson    NR (Not Rated)   DVD
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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This is another collection of Disney shorts set to music, but this time the formula works. That's predicated on the inherent strength of the individual pieces and almost all of them come through. Surprisingly, two American folk heroes, Johnny Appleseed and Pecos Bill, are the stars of this show, with rousty little tunes, humor, and compelling linear story lines (a rarity in most of these shorts). Even the shorts that are weak in one area, thematically or musically, make up for it in another. There's very little of the Disney animators attempting to be 1940s modern, thank goodness, and there's a sterling quality in the depth of the art work. A definite plus to an animation (or Disney) collection. --Keith Simanton

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3.0 out of 5 stars Melody Time Feb. 26 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is a good collection of short movies inspired by music. Every collector of classical Disney will enjoy.
We all miss the good cinema of the old times...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Editification Oct. 24 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
DVD was in great condition; no problems--except for Disney's bizarre editing. Pecos Bill's hands &
lips "smoke" but the cigarette has been digitally removed!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Editing a cartoon? Gimme a break! Oct. 31 2000
By A Customer
Format:DVD
I'll admit that I haven't purchased this or the other apparantly edited Disney cartoons (for the sake of political correctness) I've read about (such as Melody Time, etc.) according to customer reviews here yet, but despite this, I'm disappointed, but still interested in getting them. However, I still wanted to voice my opinion on this. Like another customer implied, rate them, don't RUIN them! If it's necessary for a Disney movie to have a PG rating because of a few unacceptable things that were perfectly acceptable at the time it was made, what's wrong with that? I've very disappointed at Disney for this... Booooo! Hsssss! Boooo! Both my thumbs are down on this...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
The third attempt to remake Fantasia Disney comes across better. In this film they are telling little stories than really little musical dittys that we saw in Make Mine Music. The plots are more gripping, and the characters are more iconic. The highlights of the movie are Pecos Bill and Johnny Appleseed. I highly reccomend this for a whimsical good time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quackeriffic! April 25 2004
Format:VHS Tape
Melody Time (1948) was the third of the Disney Orchestral cartoons.Produced and illustrated by Walt Disney (1902-1966).I remember watching this in 2nd grade.The only cartoon in this movie I remember is the Johny Appleseed sequence.It's about a man named Johny(Appleseed isn't really his last name,you knoW)and why he likes apples and why they call him Appleseed.Of course,Mr Applessed isn't just made up.But why do they have Donald on the boxes?I didn't see Donald in this.It's sort of a 2nd sequel to Fantasia(1940) but it's not.Fantasia only has one sequel:Fantasia 2000(1999).Make Mine Music (1946) was nicknamed the 1st sequel to Fantasia.If you like Melody Time,buy Fantasia,Fantasia 2000 or Make Mine Music today!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Disney's 10th Animated Masterpiece! March 5 2004
Format:DVD
Melody Time is the 3rd of Disney's package features and probably one of the best, I love many of the shorts featured in this film, specially "Little Toot" and "Blame it on the Samba". Little Toot is the story of a mischevious little boat getting into a lot of trouble for accidentally crashing a ship into the city by the shore and Blame ot on the Samba is a fun, musical cartoon featuring Disney's Donald Duck and Joe Carioca. The shorts are wonderfully animated and very colorful. I do believe that this package feature is one of the few that wasn't edited, so I suppose it makes a great gift to any Disney fan, or just a great addition to your own Disney collection.
The DVD brings a few extra musical cartoons, not much, but I suppose there isn't much documentary on this title so I suppose this DVD edition is the best we might be getting, that's why I would recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it simply for PECOS BILL's cigarette Sept. 20 2011
By Alan
Format:DVD
An UNCENSORED version of Melody Time is available to purchase as a Region 2 Disney DVD on Amazon.co.uk

The Region 2 UK Disney DVD has the UNCENSORED Pecos Bill segment and has all of the cigarette scenes intact.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The original sequel to Fantasia? Dec 14 2003
Format:DVD
This fine collection of short subjects was obviously done to be a sequel of sorts to Fantasia. Here's what to expect:
In "Once Upon a Wintertime" one can almost believe that you have stepped over a threshold into a greeting card come to life.
In "Bumble Boogie" we are treated to a jazzy version of "Flight of the Bumblebee" complete with a bee and flowers, and the ever more surreal adventures he has. This is one of the most obvious nods to "Fantasia" in the movie. There are no words. Just the Bee and his music.
"Johnny Appleseed" is one of the main reasons to buy this disk, however. The story of this American Folk Hero has never been done better. I still get a little choked up every time I get to the end. "Johnny Appleseed" will always be one of my very favorite Disney shorts.
In "Little Toot" we are treated to a Disney version of this great Children's story. The story of the "Little Tugboat that Could" gets the young ones chanting right along - "You can do it, Little Toot!"
"Trees" is a marvelous animated rendition of Joyce Kilmer's famous poem.
"Blame It On The Samba" seems to be left over from the recent releases of "Saludos Amigos" and "Three Caballeros". An infectious Latin American rhythm and Donald Duck make this a wonderful way to introduce both "Saludos Amigos" and "Three Caballeros".
Finally, "Pecos Bill". Another American legend, this time more in the flavor of Paul Bunyan, "Pecos Bill" does not suffer from the limited amount of retouching they did to remove almost all references to Bill's cigarette.
I think this is a wonderful addition to the "canon" of Disney Animated movies, and a great addition to a library of children's films.
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