Toot, Whistle, Plunk And Boom (1953) Theatrical Cartoon

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Toot, Whistle, Plunk And Boom

Alternate Title: Adventures In Music: Toot, Whistle, Plunk And Boom

Toot, Whistle, Plunk And Boom (Adventures In Music: Toot, Whistle, Plunk And Boom) (1953) Theatrical Cartoon Toot, Whistle, Plunk And Boom

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  • Theatrical ShortShort
  • Traditional Animation
  • Walt Disney Studios
  • Distributed by: Buena Vista Pictures
  • Cartoon Characters: Professor Owl, Suzy Sparrow, Penelope Pinfeather, Bertie Birdbrain, The Canary Sisters.
  • Voice Actors: Bill Thompson, The Rhythmaires.
  • Directed By Ward Kimball, Charles Nichols.
  • Produced By Walt Disney.
  • Animated By Xavier Atencio, Marc Davis, Ward Kimball, Art Stevens, Julius Svendsen, Henry Tanous.
  • Awards: Oscar Statuette  Academy Award Winner, Best Short Subject (Cartoon), 1954.
  • Music: Joseph Dubin, Oliver Wallace, Jack Elliott, Sonny Burke.
  • Originally Released on November 10, 1953.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 9:46 minutes.
  • Production Number: 5311.
    MPAA: 14301
  • TechniColor, CinemaScope
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

In this short subject (which represents a departure from Disney's traditional approach to animation), a stuffy owl teacher lectures his feathered flock on the origins of musical instruments. Starting with cavemen whose crude implements could only "toot, whistle,...  (more)

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Alternate Title:

"Adventures In Music: Toot, Whistle, Plunk And Boom."

The first Disney cartoon filmed in CinemaScope. The departure from traditional Disney cartooning is that the animation is done in 1950s "space age" style. Images are all very geometric, and colors and outlines do not necessarily match. During the...  (more)

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Nearly fifty years later, I still remember the clarity with which this funny, engaging film introduced the physics of sound and the archetypes of musical instruments. Professor Owl will remind you of the park ranger in those cartoons about the Yellowstone...  (read more)

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