Melody Time

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Melody Time (working title All in Fun) is a 1948 American hybrid film and the 10th theatrically released animated feature produced by Walt Disney. It was released to theatres by RKO Radio Pictures on May 27, 1948. Made up of seven segments set to popular music and folk music, the film is, like Make Mine Music before it, the popular music version of Fantasia. Melody Time, while not meeting the artistic accomplishments of Fantasia, was mildly successful. It is the fifth Disney package film following Saludos Amigos, The Three Caballeros, Make Mine Music, and Fun and Fancy Free.

Master of Ceremonies[edit]

  • [introduction to "Little Toot"] There's drama, there's excitement, and there's harmony for three in a story of adventure on the sea. Now, featured in this epic is a ship of proud design. No, it's not this ocean liner. We take a different line. So with a huff and a puff and a chug-chug-chug, and a perky little hoot, we introduce our hero, the tugboat, Little Toot.
  • [introduction to "Blame It On the Samba"] The intoxicating rhythm of the samba. A talented miss serves a musical cocktail with a true Latin American fling. So if three boisterous birds of a feather fall under the influence of this torrid tropical tempo, don't blame them, blame it on the rhythm of the samba.
  • [introduction to "Pecos Bill"] Here's a tall tale straight from the chuck wagon, just the way the old-timers used to tell it. According to them, Pecos Bill was the roughest, toughest, rootin'est, tootin'est, shootin'est cowpoke that ever lived. Well, any story about old Pecos is bound to be right strong medicine, so maybe it's best to sashay into it kinda gentle-like.


[from Pecos Bill]
[a coyote howls in the distance]
Luana Patten: Uncle Roy?
Roy Rogers: Yes, hon?
Luana Patten: What makes wolves howl like that?
Bobby Driscoll: Wolves, huh? Those are coyotes, aren't they Roy?
Roy Rogers: Yup. They're coyotes. Bobby's right. They always howl when the moon is bright.
Luana Patten: Why?
Roy Rogers: Well, that's just a little story.
Bobby Driscoll: Cowboys in it?
Roy Rogers: Yes siree.
Bobby Driscoll: Indians too?

Johnny Appleseed: Who's that, sleepin' in the evening dusk?
Johnny's Angel: Why, that's just your husk, John. Your mortal husk.
Johnny Appleseed: My husk?! You mean to say I'm... I'm passed away?


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