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. That'll be available on May 17th.
Plus, this month as a bonus we'll be releasing an extra episode! Tune in on May 31st to hear some of our stories and memories about the Disney theme parks. Subscribe so you don't miss it!
Saludos Amigos (1942) and Three Caballeros (1944)
Buy Saludos Amigos and Three Caballeros on Blu-Ray
IMDB: Saludos Amigos / Three Caballeros
Wikipedia: Saludos Amigos / Three Caballeros
Disney Fandom Wiki: Saludos Amigos / Three Caballeros
Teaser: The Three Caballeros! | DuckTales
Make Mine Music (1946)
Fun and Fancy Free (1947)
Original Charlie McCarthy ventriloquist dummy used by Edgar Bergen - Smithsonian
Not My Job: We Quiz Candice Bergen Of 'Murphy Brown' On Murphy's Law
Jim Henson shows how to make characters with anything. (1969)
Melody Time (1948)
The Real Johnny Appleseed Brought Apples—and Booze—to the American Frontier
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
Get The Legend of Sleepy Hollow read by Tom Mison on Audible
Read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on Project Gutenberg
Read the Wind in the Willows on Project Gutenberg
The Seven Ages of Disney Animation – Part II: The Age of Package Films
Disney Fandom Wiki: Recycled Animation in Disney Movies
- 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)
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