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.


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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