Make Mine Music

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Make Mine Music
Directed by Jack Kinney
Clyde Geronimi
Hamilton Luske
Joshua Meador
Robert Cormack
Produced by Walt Disney Pictures
Written by James Bordrero
Homer Brightman
Erwin Graham
Eric Gurney
T. Hee
Sylvia Holland
Dick Huemer
Dick Kelsey
Dick Kelsey
Jesse Marsh
Tom Oreb
Cap Palmer
Erdman Penner
Harry Reeves
Dick Shaw
John Walbridge
Roy Williams
Starring Nelson Eddy
Dinah Shore
Benny Goodman
The Andrews Sisters
Jerry Colonna
Sterling Holloway
Andy Russell
David Lichine
Tania Riabouchinskaya
The Pied Pipers
The King's Men
The Ken Darby Chorus
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Release date(s) April 20, 1946 (New York City premiere)
August 15,1946 (general)
Running time 75 minutes
Language English

Make Mine Music is a 1946 animated movie, produced by Walt Disney Productions and first released to movie theaters by RKO Radio Pictures on August 15, 1946. The eighth animated movie in the Disney animated movie canon, the movie stars Nelson Eddy, Dinah Shore, Benny Goodman, and The Andrews Sisters.

Segments[change | edit source]

The movie is made of ten parts, or segments.

Production[change | edit source]

During World War II, much of Walt Disney's staff was drafted into the United States Army, and those that were still there were called upon by the U.S. government to make training and propaganda films. As a result, the studio was littered with unfinished story ideas. In order to keep the movie division alive during this difficult time, the studio released four package films including this one, made up of various unrelated segments set to music.

Cast[change | edit source]

Actor Role(s)
Nelson Eddy Narrator; Characters (The Whale Who Wanted To Sing At the Met)
Dinah Shore Singer (Two Sillhouettes)
Benny Goodman Music composer (All the Cats Join In; After You've Gone)
The Andrews Sisters Singers (Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet)
Jerry Colonna Narrator; Characters (Casey At the Bat)
Sterling Holloway Narrator (Peter and the Wolf)
Andy Russel Singer (Without You)
David Lichine Dancer (Two Silhouettes)
Tania Riabouchinskaya Dancer (Two Silhouettes)
The Pied Pipers Singers
The King's Men Singers (The Martins and the Coys)
The Ken Darby Chorus Singers (Blue Bayou)

Release[change | edit source]

To date, Make Mine Music is the only movie in the Disney animated features canon not to gain a Region 4 and Region 2 DVD release. Its only home video release was on DVD on June 6, 2000 under the Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection title.

Worldwide release dates[change | edit source]

Reception[change | edit source]

Make Mine Music ended up being a slight disappointment itself, particularly from Walt Disney's point of view. It was not well received by the critics either. Years later, the segments were individually released as short subjects or used in various Disney television programs.

The movie was entered into the 1946 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Titles in other languages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Festival de Cannes: Make Mine Music". festival-cannes.com. http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/archives/ficheFilm/id/4280/year/1946.html. Retrieved 2009-1-3.

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