YMMV: Silly Symphonies

  • Creator Backlash: Walt Disney loathed how "The Golden Touch" turned out, so much that he never directed another short again, stepping aside to become a producer full time.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: The second half of "Babes in the Wood". To save Hansel and Gretel from the witch, the elves pull off a flawless attack plan with arrows, pumpkins, trip wires, and pies, while the two kids easily free themselves and the other children. A vine lasso thrown by one of the elves knocks the witch off her broom, and the children get the cauldron with the stone-potion and pull it outside, and she falls right into it, putting an end to her crimes — forever. Brilliant.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: "The Carioca" from "Cock o' the Walk".
    • Also the music in "Music Land", especially that used during the great battle between the Isle of Jazz and the Land of Symphony.
  • Ear Worm: ALL of the musical numbers from "The Cookie Carnival", especially the parade song.
    • How about "Hi-De-Hades", arguably the highlight number of "The Goddess of Spring".
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: "The Pied Piper" has the children taken away from their parents to live happily, FOREVER.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The witch in "Babes in the Wood" has a potion that can turn living things to stone. What is it made of?!
  • Sequelitis: "Three Little Pigs" inspired three continuations, but no one reached the popularity levels accomplished by the original. Walt's quote on the matter opens the trope's page.
  • Sweet Dreams Fuel: "The Night Before Christmas", and "Wynken, Blynken and Nod" are full of this.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: The shorts tend to have very juvenile, sentimental storylines with cutesy characters, which can either be seen as part of their appeal or a detriment.
  • Values Dissonance: "Cannibal Capers", which features shamelessly exaggerated caricatures of stereotypical African natives, is very unpleasant to watch today.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Hand-drawn 3D opening in "Egyptian Melodies". Impressive, not to be missed by anyone who loves well-crafted animation.
  • What Could Have Been: "Don Donald" and "Ferdinand The Bull" were initially planned as Silly Symphonies. The poster for "Donald's Golf Game" also mentions it as being a Silly Symphony as well.
  • The Woobie: The cookie girl in "The Cookie Carnival".
    • The Ugly Duckling in both versions.