melody time

Did You Know? 10 Tuneful Facts About Walt Disney’s Melody Time

By Jim Fanning Melody Time is not just a Disney classic. It’s seven Disney classics in one. Celebrating seven decades of delighting audiences with its animated delicacies, Melody Time is one of Walt Disney’s “package films,” comprised of several short animated pieces “packaged” together to form one feature. With its cornucopia of varied stories, dynamic …

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Rhythm & Rhyme art exhibit

Step Inside Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Latest Exhibit

By Courtney Potter Inside the Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, a gleaming white hallway and rotunda welcome the crew into a building where the likes of Frozen and Zootopia took shape. Since the building’s remodel in 2016, this particular space has been used to display artwork from an animated film currently in production… but …

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15 Disney Movies You Should Definitely Revisit Right Now

By D23 Team Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Cinderella. Mary Poppins. The Little Mermaid. Beauty and the Beast. Toy Story. Star Wars: The Force Awakens. For decades, Disney has projected some of the world’s best-loved films onto the silver screen, stories that continue to delight fans young and old. But what about some of …

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Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple with These 13 New York Disney Moments

By D23 Team There’s something magical about a big city like New York City––which is probably why some of our favorite Disney moments take place in the Big Apple. Read on to see some of our favorite NYC moments from Disney films, shorts, and shows. (P.S. Explore the city with D23 during our exciting event, …

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Wondrous Images from The Walt Disney Film Archives: The Animated Movies 1921–1968

By Courtney Potter “Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can achieve,” said Walt Disney. One of the 20th century’s most prolific—and successful—innovators, Disney created entire worlds through his use of state-of-the-art technology and imaginative storytelling. The animated films created under his tenure (until his passing in 1966) are classics in every sense of …

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Melody Time

Melody Time is Released

During World War II, the Disney studio had deep economic problems, with many staff members away at war and much of the studios’ facilities being utilized for war efforts. This combination of factors made it impossible to produce typical full-length animated features. Thus, the “package” features were created, combining shorter segments into motion picture compilations. …

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