Disneyland: Magic and Music (1958)

Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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Once again, Disneyland host Walt Disney turns the program over to the Slave of the Mirror (played by Hans Conried), a character first introduced in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This time, the Slave expounds upon his favorite topic, the combination of music and "magic" (specifically cartoon magic). What follows is a mosaic of musical sequences lifted from several past Disney cartoon features. Highlights include Beethoven's "Pastoral Symphony" from Fantasia (1940); "Bumble Boogie", orchestra leader Freddie Martin's interprestion of "Flight of the Bumble Bee", from Melody Time (1948); and, from the same film, "Once Upon a Wintertime", sung by Frances Langford.