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''Melody Time'' is the 10th Entry in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, released in [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1948.]]

Unlike most other Disney animated features from before the age of home video, this was never given a theatrical re-release. Sometimes, however, the individual segments were each tacked onto another Disney release. Like ''Disney/MakeMineMusic'', the movie is a music-based AnimatedAnthology in the style of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''

The film contains 7 shorts:
* ''Once Upon a Wintertime'' features a couple who go out skating in the wintertime. A small spat leads to trouble when thin ice gets involved.
* ''Bumble Boogie'' is an unused Disney/{{Fantasia}} short that follows the adventures of a small bumble bee set a jazz rendition of the classic Rimsky-Korsakov piece, ''Flight of the Bumblebee''.
* ''The Legend of Johnny Appleseed'' is an adaptation of the fictionalized account of the story of John Chapman, the pioneer who planted apple trees across the country, told and sung by Dennis Day.
* ''Little Toot'' is the story of a small tugboat who wants to be just like his father, but always seems to cause trouble. Told and sung by The Andrews Sisters.
* ''Trees'' is a song-version of the famous Joyce Kilmer poem, with visuals to match.
* ''Blame It On the Samba'' is based on an idea created during the trip to South America that created ''Disney/SaludosAmigos''. DonaldDuck and his friend Joe Carioca are [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience literally blue]], when the Aracuan bird (from ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'') invites them into the ''Café do Samba'', where he uses the rhythm of the samba to perk up the duo and restore their colour. Once their moods have been perked up, the Aracuan mixes the two into a cocktail, and generally starts messing around with the two.
* ''Pecos Bill'' is an adaptation of the story of the legendary cowboy who was raised by coyotes. Told by Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers to Disney child-stars Luana Patten and Bobby Driscoll by a campfire.

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!!'''Tropes used in this film:'''
* ActionGirl: Slue-foot Sue from the Pecos Bill segment, who can ride a giant catfish standing up. It's her dangerous nature that leads to her demise in the end.
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: The mountain lion in ''Johnny Appleseed''.
* {{Badass}}: Sue and Bill.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Unfortunately, the American DVD release had edited the Pecos Bill scene. They cut a scene of Bill rolling a smoke and lighting it with a lightning bolt and digitally removed all other shots of the offending cigarette hanging from his lips. The cigarette was edited out in each case resulting in the removal of almost the entire tornado sequence and some odd hand and mouth movements for Bill throughout. Fortunately, the DVD release in England kept all scenes of the cigarette intact.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Pecos Bill.
* CirclingVultures: In the "Pecos Bill" segment, Bill meets his horse Widowmaker when rescuing him from circling vultures.
* ColorFailure: The girl rabbit upon looking over the waterfall in ''Once Upon a Wintertime''.
* ComedicUnderwearExposure: Sue in her white long bloomers or pantalets, as she's getting dressed for the big wedding day.
* CouldntFindALighter: Pecos Bill uses a lightning bolt to light a cigarette.
* CrowdSong: "The Pioneer Song."
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Slue-Foot Sue, though in some versions of the original legend she does indeed die.]]
* DisneyAcidSequence: ''Blame it on the Samba''. After all, most of the action is taking place in a giant wine glass.
** "Bumble Boogie" too. And how.
* {{Disneyfication}}: Johnny Appleseed's life was a bit harder than that.
* DisneyDeath: There is a brief moment where ''Little Toot'' appears to have sunk.
* DistaffCounterpart: Sue for Bill.
* EverythingIsBigInTexas: Pecos Bill
* EverythingTryingToKillYou: The bee in ''Bumble Boogie'' is a victim of this.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Johnny Appleseed.
* {{Grimmification}}: Pecos Bill doesn't save Slue Foot Sue in this version of the story, not for lack of trying anyway.
* GunsAkimbo: Pecos Bill, occasionally.
* InevitableWaterfall: ''Once Upon a Wintertime''. Not the best choice for a skating area.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Sue and Jenny are readheads.
* HorsingAround: The segment of Disney's ''Disney/MelodyTime'' where Slue-Foot Sue tries to ride Pecos' horse Widowmaker. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB8_THAyd5o here, starting at 4:00]].
* HowDoYouLikeThemApples: ''The Legend of Johnny Appleseed''
* HowlOfSorrow: In the "Pecos Bill" sequence, the coyotes howl at the moon out of sympathy with Pecos, who howls for sorrow at [[spoiler:losing Slew Foot Sue.]]
* KarmaHoudini: Windowmaker, Pecos Bill's horse, gets off scot-free for [[spoiler:''killing'' Slue-foot Sue. Though he appears to have regret it afterwards.]]
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Subverted. [[ActionGirl Slue-foot Sue]] tries to ride Widowmaker in the bustled dress she was wearing for the wedding. It was a bad idea.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Slue-Foot Sue.]]
* ListSong: "The Apple Song."
* LowestCosmicDenominator: Johnny Appleseed's cherished bible is only ever referred to as "a holy book".
* MoodyMount: Widowmaker in "Pecos Bill".
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Windowmaker effectively does this to Slew Foot Sue.
* PantyShot: Quite a few of Sue while she's riding the catfish.
** Technically more of an ankle-length bloomers or pantalets shot in her case, but Jenny from "Once Upon a Wintertime". As seen in the poster above and in the movie, with them being put on display when she bends over because of the hoop skirt she's wearing under five or six other skirts, such as when she puts on her ice skates.
* PhallicWeapon: When Slue-Foot Sue kisses Pecos Bill, Bill's guns start going off by themselves.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Pecos Bill, due to ValuesDissonance, turns into this due to the scene where he shoots at Native Americans, who are called "redskins" which is a harsh racial slur in modern times.
* PrettyInMink: Jenny in the "Wintertime" segment has a white fur muff, as do a few other ladies skating on a pond the couple passes by.
* RaisedByWolves: ''Pecos Bill''. Coyotes, actually.
* RogerRabbitEffect: ''Blame it on the Samba'' features animated characters interacting with a live action performer in the same style as TheThreeCaballeros. The frame story for ''Pecos Bill'' features live action actors in an animated background.
* SettingOffSong: "The Apple Song."
* StockFootage: They did need to save money after all. Some of Joe and Donald's dancing in ''Blame it on the Samba'' is taken from either ''SaludosAmigos'' or ''TheThreeCaballeros''.
* TeethFlying: In the "Pecos Bill" segment, Bill knocks out all the gold fillings off a gang of rustlers, which is why "there's gold in them thar hills".
* TheSomethingSong: "The Pioneer's Song" and "The Apple Song."
* TallTale: The segments on JohnnyAppleseed and Pecos Bill.
* ThroughAFaceFullOfFur: This occurs with not only the male half of the rabbit item, but the human couple (despite not really having fur) Joe and Jenny as well. Any whole scenery involving them changes color as well as it follows their moods, a few of these moments include:
** Jenny getting mad at Joe and turning red (and her back on him).
** A downhearted Joe turning blue and as he sadly walks away, he makes an arrow through the heart that was inscribed on the ice with the blades of his skates.
** The male bunny also turning blue when his mate rejects him, then red as he furiously kicks a log, injuring his foot.
** The male bunny gets angered and turns red again, when he fails to get Jenny's attention of the "thin ice" sign, then causes the ice to crack when he pokes a hole through it with the sign.
** Joe turns pale as he sees Jenny and the female bunny in danger, with them on a board of ice that's going to go over a waterfall and as he hurries to their aid.
** Jenny turning pale and fainting when she and the female rabbit nearly meet their impending doom.
** The male bunny turning hot pink and the ice block in which he's imprisoned melts from literal heat of passion, when the female bunny kisses him.
** Joe turns pink as well when Jenny embraces him for saving her.
** Also in the "Pecos Bill" segment, the eponymous character gets red-faced when Sue catches him eyeing her and he gets so infatuated with her, his hair has a reaction that's as if it were electrified and he takes off into the air like a rocket.
* WolverinePublicity: DonaldDuck received some fanfare in the VHS trailer, and is the only character on the DVD case. On the other hand, most theatrical posters, both domestic and international (like the one picture at top, which is from Sweden), prominently featured Pecos Bill.
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