2 02 2009

THE WHALE WHO WANTED TO SING AT THE MET is another short within MAKE MINE MUSIC, released aug. 1946. NELSON EDDIE, a well known opera singer at that time, does all the singing and the narration. the proportions are interesting, with WILLIE the whale and his seagull-friend, as well as on stage, where the huge whale has a duett with a tiny brunhilde soprano. following are 2 recreated backgrounds…



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3 responses

2 02 2009

Lovely backgrounds. That was one of my favourite Disney animations as a kid. Very sad story though. The other one I used to like watching was the Old Mill animation.

3 02 2009
Florian Satzinger

Thanks for sharing your knowledge and for recreating the bgs. Great post.

5 02 2009
Nancy Beiman

My sister and I cried like babies at the end of this one when we saw it as kids…you see, our Dad was (and is) a musician. They killed a musician! and no shots of the whale singing in Heaven were going to undo that horrible act.

There is a great story about Nelson Eddy on this movie…he certainly had remarkable range.
I have always enjoyed this show, though I still get a little choked up at the end.

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