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Package Films

Discussion in 'Archive' started by Big Al, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. Big Al

    Big Al New Member

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    The 40s Package films really do have some of my favority disney ditties in them. Which do you think is the best? My favorite is Melody Time. ;)
     
  2. gaysnappercarr

    gaysnappercarr Member

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    Although I do really like ALL of the package films I absolutely love, love, love Make Mine Music.

    I think that all of the segments are strong - the entire movie, though made up of segments doesn't really feel like a collection of shorts just strung together.

    I would love to have any or all of the soundtracks on CD, though!
     
  3. SFMike

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    I agree "Melody Time" is overall the best but I think it's a close call with "Make Mine Music." I think "All The Cats Join In" and "Peter and the Wolf" are right up there in the Disney hits deparment.
     
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    Ichabod and Mr. Toad
    Melody Time
    The Three Caballeros
     
  5. will

    will Member

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    They all have great music and songs, unfortunately I think the songs are not controlled by Disney and therefore not on any long-range plans for a cd release without paying extra fees. Again, unfortunately, we will probably never have any good releases of the original soundtracks - just various releases of "rerecorded" versions by the original artist. Can't blame Disney for this one since when the movies were made, soundtrack releases were not the norm, so various artists from various recording companies provided songs, then the rights got tangled with everyone wanting a piece of the pie, so it would almost be costly prohibative to get the rights to all the original recordings to release a cd. Maybe one day...
     
  6. Rich T

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    I love all these films (although "Bongo" is my all-time least favorite Disney short...A Bear Likes to Say it With a Slap? Yikes!!!)

    There are so many great moments in these films...Pecos Bill, Willie the Whale, All the Cats Join In...

    But, since Mr. Toad is one of my very favorite Disney works, I gotta vote for Ichabod and Mr. Toad.

    Long Live Disneyland's M.T.'s Wild Ride!!!
     
  7. will

    will Member

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    Can't help ya on MT's Ride, but if you purchase the cd from SONY - "Zip A DEE DOO DAH" it includes the "abridged" version of "ALL THE CATS JOIN IN" by Benny Goodman and "TWO SILOUETTES" by Ms. Shore, which was featured in the movie.
     
  8. Rich T

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    "Zip a Dee Doo Dah" is a terrific little album - Along with SILOUETTES and ALL THE CATS JOIN IN, it also contains versions of YOU BELONG TO MY HEART, FUN AND FANCY FREE, and MELODY TIME. Plus two from Song of the South and a fast version of ALICE IN WONDERLAND that sounds a LOT like the version I had on a long out-of-print LP about Disneyland back in the early 60's.

    This is probably my favorite non-soundtrack Disney album, and the next-best thing to an official package film soundtrack - I even love the non-copyright-infringing cover!

    Anyone who's been on the fence about buying this one should dive in and add it to their collection. If you put it on an iPod and shuffle it in with your other Disney material, it provides great moments of unexpected, jazzy, upbeat fun.
     

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