Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom

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Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom is an educational Adventures in Music animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions, and originally released to theaters by Buena Vista Distribution on November 10, 1953. A sequel to the first Adventures in Music cartoon, the 3-D short Melody, Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom is a stylized presentation of the evolution of the four orchestra sections over the ages with: the brass ("toot"), the woodwind ("whistle"), the strings ("plunk"), and the percussion ("boom").

Directed by Ward Kimball and Charles August Nichols. Produced by Walt Disney. Story by Dick Huemer.

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Professor Owl: Today, we're going to study about...
Student 1: Ancient history?
Suzy Sparrow: Love and mystery?
Penelope Pinfeather: Mathematics?
Students: Acrobatics?
Readin'? Spellin'?
Bertie Birdbrain: Storytellin'?
Professor Owl: No! No! No!
The study of musical instruments is the subject for today.
The Canary Sisters: [singing] The study of musical instruments
Is the subject for today!

Professor Owl: Now listen to this! [plays a band song]
Did you ever stop to think
When the band plays "rink-a-tink"
where all the music comes from?
From a Toot, and a Whistle, and a Plunk, and a Boom.
Students: That's where the music comes from!
Professor Owl: Did you ever understand
That a symphony so grand
So bright yet sentimental...
The Canary Sisters: That a toot, and a whistle, and a plunk, and a boom...
Students: Are very instrumental.
For the horns go "toot"
The woodwinds "whistle"
The strings go "plunk-plunk", too.
Then the drums "boom boom"
With a "bing-zing-zoom"
And it comes out fine and true.
Professor Owl: So remember what I say
When the band begins to play
Just where the music comes from.
Students: From a [toot] and a [whistle] and a [plunk] and a [boom].
That's where the music comes from!

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