The Package Films (1943-1949) – Part One.
During the 40’s, Disney Studios was going through it. Between labor disputes and financial problems, they weren’t able to put together another feature. So their solution was a series of “package films,” short films with loose framing stories. So we’re packaging all of these films together too.
In this first episode, we start with a trip to South America for Saludos Amigos, but there’s no itinerary here. We bounce between the six films quite a bit, and we talk about petticoats, pop music, and the U.S. State Department along the way.
Next: It’s Melody Time, at least until we get chased by the Headless Horseman.
Saludos Amigos (1942) and Three Caballeros (1944)
Make Mine Music (1946)
Fun and Fancy Free (1947)
Jim Henson shows how to make characters with anything. (1969)
Melody Time (1948)
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
- Benny Goodman
- Cosmopolitan Magazine (September, 1930) – Bongo by Sinclair Lewis, Page 44 (Via Archive.org)
- Buy Sleepy Hollow: Season One on DVD
- Buy Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles/Pursuit to Algiers on DVD
- Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy – Ventriloquist (1967)