History WesternAnimation / SillySymphonies

13th Aug '16 6:23:18 PM nombretomado
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* WesternAnimation/TheSkeletonDance: August 22, 1929, Walt Disney: The first of the series. The bulk of the cartoon was animated by UbIwerks, with one part (with a Skeleton playing a rib-bone xylophone) animated by [[DisneysNineOldMen Les Clark]]. One of The50GreatestCartoons.

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* WesternAnimation/TheSkeletonDance: August 22, 1929, Walt Disney: The first of the series. The bulk of the cartoon was animated by UbIwerks, with one part (with a Skeleton playing a rib-bone xylophone) animated by [[DisneysNineOldMen [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Les Clark]]. One of The50GreatestCartoons.



* Woodland Café: March 13, 1937, Wilfred Jackson: Contains animator [[DisneysNineOldMen Ward Kimball's]] first animating assignment.

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* Woodland Café: March 13, 1937, Wilfred Jackson: Contains animator [[DisneysNineOldMen [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Ward Kimball's]] first animating assignment.
21st Jun '16 11:46:58 PM Adept
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* ArtShift: A very mild example, but in the follow-ups to "Disney/ThreeLittlePigs", animator Creator/GrimNatwick managed to bring some of the East Coast style of design into the shorts, as evident in the designs of Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Wolves, which wouldn't look so out of place in a [[FleischerStudios Fleischer cartoon.]] The girl from "Cookie Carnival" also has a Fleischer-esque look, due to her also being drawn by Grim.

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* ArtShift: A very mild example, but in the follow-ups to "Disney/ThreeLittlePigs", animator Creator/GrimNatwick managed to bring some of the East Coast style of design into the shorts, as evident in the designs of Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Wolves, which wouldn't look so out of place in a [[FleischerStudios [[Creator/FleischerStudios Fleischer cartoon.]] The girl from "Cookie Carnival" also has a Fleischer-esque look, due to her also being drawn by Grim.
13th Jun '16 1:50:40 PM kquinn0830
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* AdaptationalHeroism: In Disney's version of the story, part of the Pied Piper's motivation to take the children away from Hamlin is to save them from growing up to be as selfish and corrupt as the adults who swindled him out of his reward money.
11th May '16 5:20:26 AM Waddle
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* FollowTheLeader: This is hands down one of the most influential series of cartoons in the HistoryOfAnimation...and also one of the most ripped-off as a result. Almost ''every'' studio in the 1930's, sans Creator/{{Terrytoons}}, was trying to rip off of these cartoons--none of them were successful, however.
** The Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies cartoons, by virtue of improvement of the shorts, with [[WesternAnimation/BugsBunny a certain Expy of Max Hare]], might be considered an exception.
14th Apr '16 1:36:34 AM foxley
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* InstrumentOfMurder: In "Music Land" the Land of Symphony shoots weaponized musical notes out of giant cannon-like organ pipes and the Isle of Jazz does the same with brass and woodwind instruments. The notes impact like small cannon balls.
7th Feb '16 3:41:40 PM nombretomado
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''Silly Symphonies'' was a hugely popular and influential series of [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Disney short subjects]] from TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, generally themed around music and lushly animated fairy tales. They were a very important part of Disney's history, pioneering many of their animation techniques, as well as giving animators preparation for work in the feature length animated films that the studio would later become famous for. The series would have a massive impact on the animation industry, inspiring many imitators, some of which would later evolve into future competitors for Disney, such as the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] franchise. It also won seven Oscars, a record matched only by WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry.

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''Silly Symphonies'' was a hugely popular and influential series of [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Disney short subjects]] from TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, generally themed around music and lushly animated fairy tales. They were a very important part of Disney's history, pioneering many of their animation techniques, as well as giving animators preparation for work in the feature length animated films that the studio would later become famous for. The series would have a massive impact on the animation industry, inspiring many imitators, some of which would later evolve into future competitors for Disney, such as the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] franchise. It also won seven Oscars, a record matched only by WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry.
15th Dec '15 2:14:54 PM DrNoPuma
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* RegalRuff:
** Amusingly, in the short ''The Golden Touch'', King Midas' cat wears one, implying that Midas is so rich that he's able to afford such a fancy accessory for his ''pet!''
** In the Silly Symphony ''Music Land'', the Queen of the Land of Symphony wears one. Fitting, as she is a rather strict, uptight ruler.
20th Nov '15 3:06:11 PM MHarrington
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* GoneHorriblyRight: The Practical Pig's lie detector works a little ''too'' well, as he learns the hard way when the contraption punishes the first two pigs for lying about them not swimming and he tells them, "[[TemptingFate This hurts me worse than it does you!]]"
22nd Sep '15 6:51:33 PM MHarrington
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* StarCrossedLovers: In "Music Land", the saxophone prince of the Isle of Jazz and the cello princess of the Land of Symphony are these.
21st Sep '15 10:11:05 AM MHarrington
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* SlobsVersusSnobs: Metaphorically depicted in "Music Land", which had some TruthInTelevision for its time: in the 1930s, there were fans of classical music and fans of jazz, and they were often each disdainful of the other; classical fans viewed jazz fans as slobs, while the latter called the former snobs.

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* SlobsVersusSnobs: Metaphorically depicted in "Music Land", which had some with its feud between classical music and jazz. This was a case of TruthInTelevision for its time: in the 1930s, there were fans of classical music and fans of jazz, and they were often each disdainful of the other; classical fans viewed jazz fans as slobs, while the latter called the former snobs.
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