Make Mine Music (1946)

 

Directed by Cormack, Geronomi, Kinney, Luske & Meador
Written by too many to list

This was much like Fantasia but with contemporary music instead of classical. I think as a result I enjoyed the shorts much more. I really enjoyed the “Jazz Interlude”, the one with the hats who are in love, and the ending operatic whale. Those were all magnificent. The others were pretty good too. As far as how it all holds together as one feature, I don’t know. I kind of feel like this was the place where Disney was experimenting with what was and wasn’t possible with animation. Certainly he found that some of it worked, and taken apart the tales were fantastic (Disney did win most of his Oscars with shorts). But taken as a whole, it wasn’t as great as it might have been if it were one story musical, but that’s just, like, my opinion, man. I certainly enjoyed myself though.

**1/2 – Average

Adam Kuhn

Adam Kuhn was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, where he attended Saint Charles Preparatory School. He studied History at the University of Cincinnati, where he was a contributor of The News Record, the twice-weekly, independent student news organization. He has been writing film reviews and blogging since 2009.

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