Friday, February 10, 2012

Did you know...Silly Symphonies

On February 10, 1934 The Grasshopper and the Ants was released. 




Silly Symphony cartoons were distributed by Walt Disney Productions from 1929-1939, and included mostly nonrecurring characters. They did, however, start Donald Duck's career and featured Pluto in his first cartoon without Mickey Mouse.


The Three Little Pigs were the only characters to actually reappear in the Silly Symphonies cartoons, they had three sequels to their original cartoon.




The original Silly Symphony cartoon was The Skeleton Dance which premiered on April 29, 1929.  It was voted #18 in the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by animators.




Production on the Silly Symphony cartoons stopped in 1939, so that the studio could focus on feature length  films.


Have a Magical Day!!
Donna Kay

2 comments:

  1. I totally remember the Grasshopper and The Ants Silly Symphony!! I used to love the cartoon shorts they played on the Disney Channel when I was a kid. One came on a week or so ago when my son was watching Disney Junior and I was so excited! haha. Thanks for bringing back a great memory! :)

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    1. Thanks Melissa! I think it's great that the cartoons from the 1920's & 30's are still relevant today. My 14 year old son loves all of the old Donald Duck cartoons.

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