Disney’s Silly Symphony Presentation

When you think of Disney’s Silly Symphony films growing up, which do you remember? I automatically think of The Three Little Pigs or The Ugly Duckling, but never have I really thought about the music behind those old time classic films that bring back so many happy memories.

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Disney’s Silly Symphony Presentation

While at the D23 EXPO, we were lucky to attend the Silly Symphony Celebration hosted by Leonard Maltin. The stage was set with 32-piece orchestra, some of the most amazing musicians in the business. While playing, two large screens with a montage of several of Disney’s Silly Symphony films from over the years. It sounded so beautiful and really quite a special experience. The selected Silly Symphony shorts, have been restored, making the images high quality and the sound spectacular.

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For the first time ever, Disney Music Emporium, the online destination for collectible Disney music products, is creating a pop-up store on the show floor of D23 EXPO 2015. Over the three-day Ultimate Disney Fan Event, the Emporium will feature album signings by composers and Grammy®-winning Disney music producers. Limited quantities of a wide assortment of music products, including Walt Disney Records, The Legacy Collection series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels vinyl, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Master Score music sheet book, picture disc vinyl, plus lithographs and posters will also be available. Additionally, visitors to the Disney Music Emporium will be able to pre-order the long-awaited The Silly Symphony Collection box set, featuring the complete restored soundtracks from all 75 Silly Symphony shorts from 1929–1939, with over eight hours of music on 16 vinyl LPs.

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It was amazing to listen to music performed as it would have been recorded during those historic days at the Disney Studios on Hyperion Avenue in the 1920s and ’30s. The sound was incredible and quite a special experience. And come on, LPs, it’s pretty darn cool! Here’s a look at what attending this part of the D23 EXPO was like for me.

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The Silly Symphony Collection

Pre-order Now

Includes Digital Download for the entire set.

The Silly Symphony Collection is a first-of-its-kind box set from Walt Disney Records and Fairfax Classics featuring the complete restored soundtracks from all 75 Silly Symphony shorts from 1929-1939, with more than 8 hours of music over 16 vinyl LPs.

The limited edition collection is housed in 8 tip-on gatefold jackets with original animation art in a beautifully constructed foil-stamped and numbered slipcase. Soundtracks of Disney classics such as The Skeleton Dance by Carl Stalling, Three Little Pigs by Frank Churchill, and Donald Duck’s debut The Wise Little Hen by Leigh Harline will be presented in full for the first time ever on record. Each gatefold jacket includes detailed liner notes for every short by Disney historians J.B. Kaufman and Russell Merritt, authors of the definitive book on the series, Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies: A Companion to the Classic Cartoon Series.

All pre-orders will ship before the holidays.

The Silly Symphony Collection will include a free digital download with purchase of the box set and will retail for $399.98. Each guest who pre-orders The Silly Symphony Collection will receive a free limited edition 10” vinyl single featuring “The Skeleton Dance” on the A side and “Three Little Pigs” on the B side.

The Silly Symphony Collection

Volume 1: 1929•1930
The Skeleton Dance
El Terrible Toreador
Springtime
Hell’s Bells
The Merry Dwarfs
Summer
Autumn
Cannibal Capers
Night
Frolicking Fish
Arctic Antics
Midnight In A Toy Shop

Volume 2: 1930•1931
Monkey Melodies
Winter
Playful Pan
Birds of a Feather
Mother Goose Melodies
The China Plate
The Busy Beavers
The Cat’s Out
Egyptian Melodies
The Clock Store
The Spider And The Fly

Volume 3: 1931•1933
The Fox Hunt
The Ugly Duckling
The Bird Store
The Bears and the Bees
Just Dogs
Flowers and Trees
Bugs In Love
King Neptune
Babes In The Woods
Santa’s Workshop
Birds In The Spring
Father Noah’s Ark

Volume 4: 1933•1934
Three Little Pigs
Old King Cole
Lullaby Land
The Pied Piper
The China Shop
The Night Before Christmas
Grasshopper and the Ants
The Big Bad Wolf

Volume 5: 1934•1935
Funny Little Bunnies
The Flying Mouse
The Wise Little Hen
Peculiar Penguins
The Goddess of Spring
The Tortoise and the Hare
The Golden Touch
The Robber Kitten

Volume 6: 1935•1936
Water Babies
The Cookie Carnival
Who Killed Cock Robin?
Music Land
Three Orphan Kittens
Cock O’ The Walk
Three Little Wolves
Elmer Elephant

Volume 7: 1935•1937
Broken Toys
Toby Tortoise Returns
Three Blind Mouseketeers
The Country Cousin
Mother Pluto
More Kittens
Woodland Café
Little Hiawatha

Volume 8: 1937•1939
The Old Mill
Wynken, Blynken & Nod
Moth and the Flame
Merbabies
Farmyard Symphony
Mother Goose Goes Hollywood
The Practical Pig
The Ugly Duckling

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And because I can’t help myself, join me in a trip back to the day when this and many other Silly Symphony films were a huge part of my entertainment.

*I was invited by Disney to attend the D23EXPO to share with my readers. All opinions are my own.

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