Silly Symphony

Silly Symphony A series of 75 cartoons, beginning with The Skeleton Dance in 1929. Composer Carl Stalling suggested to Walt Disney that there be a second cartoon series to be different from the Mickey Mouse series, which was based on comedic action centered around one character. The Silly Symphonies would be based on musical themes, and each would feature a different cast of characters. The series served as the training ground for the animators and other Disney artists as they prepared for the feature films. Seven Silly Symponies won Academy Awards for best cartoon. The complete list of Silly Symphony cartoons follows:

1. The Skeleton Dance 1929
2. El Terrible Toreador 1929
3. Springtime 1929
4. Hell s Bells 1929
5. The Merry Dwarfs 1929
6. Summer 1930
7. Autumn 1930
8. Cannibal Capers 1930
9. Night 1930
10. Frolicking Fish 1930
11. Arctic Antics 1930
12. Midnight in a Toy Shop 1930
13. Monkey Melodies 1930
14. Winter 1930
15. Playful Pan 1930
16. Birds of a Feather 1931
17. Mother Goose Melodies 1931
18. The China Plate 1931
19. The Busy Beavers 1931
21. Egyptian Melodies 1931
20. The Cat s Out 1931
22. The Clock Store 1931
23. The Spider and the Fly 1931
24. The Fox Hunt 1931
25. The Ugly Duckling 1931
26. The Bird Store 1932
27. The Bears and Bees 1932
28. Just Dogs 1932
29. Flowers and Trees 1932 – 1st color
30. King Neptune 1932
31. Bugs in Love 1932
32. Babes in the Woods 1932
33. Santa s Workshop 1932
34. Birds in the Spring 1933
35. Father Noah s Ark 1933
36. Three Little Pigs 1933
37. Old King Cole 1933
38. Lullaby Land 1933
39. The Pied Piper 1933
40. The Night Before Christmas 1933
41. The China Shop 1934
42. Grasshopper and the Ants 1934
43. Funny Little Bunnies 1934
44. The Big Bad Wolf 1934
45. The Wise Little Hen 1934
46. The Flying Mouse 1934
47. Peculiar Penguins 1934
48. The Goddess of Spring 1934
49. The Tortoise and the Hare 1935
50. The Golden Touch 1935
51. The Robber Kitten 1935
52. Water Babies 1935
53. The Cookie Carnival 1935
54. Who Killed Cock Robin? 1935
55. Music Land 1935
56. Three Orphan Kittens 1935
57. Cock o the Walk 1935
58. Broken Toys 1935
59. Elmer Elephant 1936
60. Three Little Wolves 1936
61. Toby Tortoise Returns 1936
62. Three Blind Mouseketeers 1936
63. The Country Cousin 1936
64. Mother Pluto 1936
65. More Kittens 1936
66. Woodland Cafe 1937
67. Little Hiawatha 1937
68. The Old Mill 1937
69. Moth and the Flame 1938
70. Wynken, Blynken and Nod 1938
71. Farmyard Symphony 1938
72. Merbabies 1938
73. Mother Goose Goes Hollywood 1938
74. The Practical Pig 1939
75. The Ugly Duckling (remake) 1939

Note: Ferdinand the Bull, originally planned as a Silly Symphony, was released instead as a special short.