Happiness as Anarchy #309: Disney from the 1920s

My son suggested I should watch The Skeleton Dance from Disney’s Silly Symphony series. Disney made 75 entertaining little cartoons to accompany music between 1929 and 1939. Seven of them won academy awards and Donald Duck first graced the screen in one of them in 1934. The Skeleton Dance is a beautifully crafted piece – the music and the animation are so perfectly aligned, and it’s a wonderful example of how powerful music is in storytelling.

By Amie Brûlée

Amie Brûlée is a musician, performer, teacher and researcher. She sings, plays piano, double bass and ukulele, unearths old songs and writes new ones. Amie also has a PhD in wine and anthropology and adores teaching wine tasting, gastronomy and song-writing. Amie lives in central Victoria with a house full of instruments, a head full of songs and a cellar full of wine.

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