Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This episode of the TV anthology Walt Disney Presents is an expansion upon the classic Academy Award-winning animated short Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom (originally released in Cinemascope in 1954). When his students ask him, "Where does the music come from?" Professor Owl is only to eager to demonstrate the music is merely an organized series of sounds -- consisting primarily of the "toot" of the brass instrument, the "whistle" of the woodwind, the "plunk" of the string and the "boom" of percussion. Among the segments used to augment the original running time of Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom is an extended "cradle to grave" sequence from 1953's Melody, one of several successful Disney attempts to match and surpass the style popularized by the UPA studios.