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Melody Time (1948)

Johnny Appleseed

First off, I have to apologize for the delay in posts. We both got distracted by The Hunger Games and they’ve consumed almost all of our spare time lately. (Sidenote: If you haven’t read them, I highly recommend!) To make up for our absence, the next three posts are coming in pretty quick succession. So, keep your eyes peeled.

Now, on to Melody Time. Right to the point, I don’t have a whole lot to say about this one. If you’ve seen Fantasia, or Make Mine Music, you’ll know what to expect. It’s more of Walt’s tried and true music-set-to-animated-shorts magic. While fun (and this outing has some gems), those of us who grew up during the so-called Disney Renaissance just have a hard time seeing that classic Disney spark in these films. I will admit that more of this film kept more of my attention than Make Mine Music did. But I do wonder if a little of that had to do with how close we (and this blog) are to leaving Disney’s ’40s behind forever.

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