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Symphony Hour

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Directed byRiley Thomson
Produced byWalt Disney
StarringBilly Bletcher
Pinto Colvig
Walt Disney
John McLeish
Music byOliver Wallace
Animation byJack Campbell
Les Clark
Ed Love
Jim Moore
Kenneth Muse
Riley Thomson
Bernard Wolf
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • March 20, 1942 (1942-03-20)
Running time
6 minutes
CountryUnited States

Symphony Hour is a 1942 American animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The cartoon depicts Mickey Mouse conducting a symphony orchestra sponsored by Pete. The film was directed by Riley Thomson and features music adapted from the "Light Cavalry Overture" by Franz von Suppé. The voice cast includes Walt Disney as Mickey, Billy Bletcher as Pete, and John McLeish as a radio announcer. It was the 117th short in the Mickey Mouse film series to be released, and the second for that year.[2]

Donald Duck and others have no dialogue in film.

Production team

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Principal animation
Effects animation

Home media

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The short was released on May 18, 2004 on Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Living Color, Volume Two: 1939-Today.[3]


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  1. Kaufman, J.B.; Gerstein, David (2018). Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: The Ultimate History. Cologne: Taschen. ISBN 978-3-8365-5284-4.
  2. Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. pp. 107-109. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  3. "Mickey Mouse in Living Color Volume 2 DVD Review". DVD Dizzy. Retrieved 19 February 2021.[permanent dead link]

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