Invitation To The DanceInvitation To The Dance (1957) Feature Length Theatrical FilmFeature Length Theatrical Animated Film
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- Feature Film with Animated SegmentsFeatureLive-Action
- Live-Action Film with Animated Sequence(s)
- Distributed by: Loew's
- Cartoon Characters: Hat Check Girl, Debutante, Model, Wife, Crooner, Scheherazade, The Genie, Pierrot, The Marine, Sinbad, The Husband, Flashy Boyfriend, The Loved, Streetwalker, Lover, Artist.
- Voice Actors: (Live Action) Gene Kelly, Diana Adams, Belita, Claude Bessy, Daphne Dale, Irving Davies, Carol Haney, David Kasday, David Paltenghi; Full Voice Cast ...
- Directed By Gene Kelly, William Hanna, Joseph Barbera.
- Produced By Arthur Freed, Fred Quimby.
- Animated By William Hanna, Joseph Barbera.
- Written By Gene Kelly.
- Awards: Golden Berlin Bear, International Jury, Gene Kelly, Berlin International Film Festival, 1956, Nominee, Best Cinematography Award, Freddie Young, British Society of Cinematographers, 1956.
- Music: Malcolm Arnold, Roger Edens, Jacques Ibert, André Previn, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; more Musicians ...
- Editor: Raymond Poulton, Robert Watts, Adrienne Fazan.
- Originally Released on March 01, 1957.
- Originally Released Theatrically.
- Running Time: 93 minutes.
Presents three stories in dance, music and pantomime. The third, "Sinbad the Sailor," is a fantasy, combining animation with live action, portraying the adventures of an American sailor who is transported to an Arabian Nights palace through the magical power of... (more)
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Gene Kelly spent many years trying to create an all-dance film, with no dialogue. He finally persuaded MGM, his home studio, to do the project. The movie was filmed and produced in 1952. However, bad previews scared off MGM executives, who kept it on... (more)
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