Make Mine Music

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"Happy Comedy Musical"
  • G
  • 1946
  • 1 hr 16 min
  • 6.2  (4,935)
  • 60

Make Mine Music is a 1946 animated musical anthology film released by Walt Disney Productions. The film consists of several individual segments, each showcasing a different style of music and an array of animated characters. The movie's casting features notable musical performers from the time such as Nelson Eddy, Dinah Shore, and Laverne Andrews.

The film is made up of ten different segments, each featuring its own story, style of music, and animation. Some of the segments are longer than others, but none lasts longer than eight minutes. The variety of segments is presented as a kind of potpourri of music styles and stories.

The first segment is called The Martins and the Coys, and it tells the story of two rival families who are always fighting each other. It's narrated in the style of an old western ballad and features various animals standing in for the human characters. The segment is light-hearted and fun, with lots of slapstick humor and cartoonish violence.

The second segment is called Blue Bayou, and it's a lyrical piece set to music sung by the famous singer Dinah Shore. The animation is very dreamy and romantic, depicting a couple rowing a boat on the Blue Bayou while surrounded by fireflies and other creatures. The segment is a nice contrast to the first one, offering a gentle and relaxing interlude.

Next up is All the Cats Join In, which is a jazzy number featuring a teenage girl drawing some cartoons on her sketchpad that spring to life and begin dancing their way through the city. The animation was produced using a technique called "sensational realism" and features flowing, fluid lines and vibrant, smooth colors.

The fourth segment is Without You, a love song performed by the baritone Nelson Eddy. It features a story about two doves that are separated by circumstances beyond their control. The animation is very cartoonish and whimsical, with lots of sight gags and amusing character designs.

Then comes the segment After You've Gone starring Benny Goodman and his orchestra. The segment showcases the band performing in a setting that switches back and forth from real life to a more surreal space filled with dancing instruments and abstract shapes.

The sixth segment is entitled Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet, which tells the story of two hats that fall in love in a department store window display. The musical segment is a hauntingly beautiful ballad that pairs with lovely animation.

Following up is the segment Two Silhouettes, a song and dance number that takes place in a nightclub, featuring two dancing couples. The animation style is that of the illustrations found in many U.S. Army posters during World War II.

The eighth segment is called Peter and the Wolf, and it is based on the well-known symphony by Sergei Prokofiev. The segment features narration by the popular radio host Sterling Holloway and animated characters embodying the music's characters. The animation style in this feature is relatively realistic.

Next is the segment Afternoon in the Park, starring the Andrews Sisters interpreting a number of ball games in a public park. This segment provides great entertainment, with cleverly illustrated scenes of games displayed humorously.

The last segment of Make Mine Music is entitled The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met, and it tells the story of a singing whale who dreams of singing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. The animation is imaginative and colorful, featuring playful interactions between humans and sea creatures.

All of the segments in Make Mine Music feature remarkable music, with a diverse range of styles from classical to jazz and even ballads. The animation varies from segment to segment as well, with some of them featuring a more realistic style while others portray a cartoonish look. Overall, Make Mine Music is a fun-filled, delightful film that offers an array of entertainment to enjoy for people of all ages.

Make Mine Music is a 1946 animated movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 16 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 60.

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    6.2  (4,935)
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