History WesternAnimation / TheSkeletonDance

13th Aug '16 6:24:22 PM nombretomado
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While many theaters refused to show it in its heyday, the short ultimately paved the way for future hits in the series, and the cartoon still holds up to this day. The animation was almost entirely done by Disney's then-right hand man UbIwerks, save for the xylophone bone bit that was done by [[DisneysNineOldMen Les Clark]], as well as the Rooster that was animated by Wilfred Jackson, with the music composed by Carl Stalling (who suggested the idea of a fully musical cartoon to Walt) who would go on to compose for Iwerks in his own studio, and later on the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] series of shorts.

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While many theaters refused to show it in its heyday, the short ultimately paved the way for future hits in the series, and the cartoon still holds up to this day. The animation was almost entirely done by Disney's then-right hand man UbIwerks, save for the xylophone bone bit that was done by [[DisneysNineOldMen [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Les Clark]], as well as the Rooster that was animated by Wilfred Jackson, with the music composed by Carl Stalling (who suggested the idea of a fully musical cartoon to Walt) who would go on to compose for Iwerks in his own studio, and later on the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] series of shorts.
22nd Jun '16 4:56:40 AM Adept
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Compare to the 1930 {{Talkartoons}} short [[WesternAnimation/SwingYouSinners "Swing, You Sinners!"]], which is somewhat similar (albeit much more [[DerangedAnimation swingin' and crazy]]) in tone.

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Compare to the 1930 {{Talkartoons}} WesternAnimation/{{Talkartoons}} short [[WesternAnimation/SwingYouSinners "Swing, You Sinners!"]], which is somewhat similar (albeit much more [[DerangedAnimation swingin' and crazy]]) in tone.
13th Apr '16 4:41:37 PM DrNoPuma
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* XylophonesForWalkingBones: The skeletons dance to March of the Dwarfs by Edvard Grieg, which features xylophone in some parts. As seen in the trope's page image, one skeleton even uses another's vertebrae as a xylophone!
13th Apr '16 10:23:58 AM MasoTey
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* OurMonstersAreWeird: At the end, the skeletons accidentally combine into a bizarre, Cyriak-esque bone creature with four heads stacked on top of each other.
7th Feb '16 3:56:52 PM nombretomado
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The first of the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts series ''SillySymphonies'', '''''The Skeleton Dance''''', first appearing in [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1929]], --is certainly one of the earliest of the macabre type of toon. Did we mention it's also very catchy? It is noteworthy for being one of the earliest, if not the first, cartoon to be [[MimeAndMusicOnlyCartoon entirely musically themed and timed, with no dialogue whatsoever.]]

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The first of the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts series ''SillySymphonies'', '''''The Skeleton Dance''''', first appearing in [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1929]], --is certainly one of the earliest of the macabre type of toon. Did we mention it's also very catchy? It is noteworthy for being one of the earliest, if not the first, cartoon to be [[MimeAndMusicOnlyCartoon entirely musically themed and timed, with no dialogue whatsoever.]]
29th Oct '14 9:02:25 PM jamespolk
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* [[BannedInChina Banned In Denmark]]: For being too macabre.


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* MimeAndMusicOnlyCartoon
9th Sep '14 11:38:41 AM DGDTGFETYH
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9th Sep '14 6:52:28 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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The first of the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts series ''SillySymphonies'', '''''The Skeleton Dance''''', first appearing in [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1929]], is among The50GreatestCartoons ever made--no. 18 to be specific--and certainly one of the earliest of the macabre type of toon, too. Did we mention it's also very catchy? It is noteworthy for being one of the earliest, if not the first, cartoon to be [[MimeAndMusicOnlyCartoon entirely musically themed and timed, with no dialogue whatsoever.]]

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The first of the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts series ''SillySymphonies'', '''''The Skeleton Dance''''', first appearing in [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1929]], is among The50GreatestCartoons ever made--no. 18 to be specific--and --is certainly one of the earliest of the macabre type of toon, too.toon. Did we mention it's also very catchy? It is noteworthy for being one of the earliest, if not the first, cartoon to be [[MimeAndMusicOnlyCartoon entirely musically themed and timed, with no dialogue whatsoever.]]
5th Sep '14 10:52:13 AM TheBeanerItWas
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Compare to the 1930 {{Talkartoons}} short "Swing, You Sinners!", which is somewhat similar (albeit much more [[DerangedAnimation swingin' and crazy]]) in tone.

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Compare to the 1930 {{Talkartoons}} short [[WesternAnimation/SwingYouSinners "Swing, You Sinners!", Sinners!"]], which is somewhat similar (albeit much more [[DerangedAnimation swingin' and crazy]]) in tone.
28th Apr '14 12:27:30 AM EarlOfSandvich
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* ShoutOut: WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy had Grim re-enact this in an episode where they are stuck in a grammophone which turns reality into a 20s black-and-white cartoon.
** Also as one of the shows that Johnny Blaze would be channel-surfing through in TheMovie of ''Film/GhostRider''. Doubles as a TakeThat and some neat foreshadowing when taking Johnny's reaction into account.
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