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4.0 out of 5 stars Make Mine Day, 25 Feb. 2004
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This review is from: Make Mine Music [DVD] [1946] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
Pure nostalgia! I first saw this Disney masterpiece when it was launched, in 1946, peering through a tobacco-filled cinema, surrounded by an audience almost all in uniform. It thrilled me then and the years have not dimmed its delight, its fascination.
Bobby soxers jiving to the incomparable orchestra of Benny Goodman; the haunting voice of Dinah Shore interweaving with the dancing silhouettes of Riabouchinska and Lichine; the wholly improbable story of two hats that fall in love, but made perfectly feasible by the effervescent Andrew Sisters; the best portrayal of the classic "Peter and the Wolf" story I've ever seen, narrated by the legendary Sterling Holloway (you may not recognise the name, but you'll know this famous Disney voice); and, of course, the great Nelson Eddy recounting the tragic story of Willy the Whale (I cried in 1946 and I wasn't far off it this time either).
I'm afraid those of you who didn't see it in its time won't see it the same way as we oldtimers do, but it's still worth seeing for its colour, its brightness, its superb animation, its flavour of a critical period in a recently bygone time, and for its historical significance marking the beginning of the post-war era of Disney full-length animation. As I said before: "Pure nostalgia!"
Unfortunately, it's only available in US format (Region 1:NTSC), but if, like me, you bought an Amazon DVD player, it's no problem! Enjoy!
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Initial post: 13 Jun 2012 14:53:27 BDT
What a shame it's only in USA format, could it not be converted to UK area 2 as well? It is a lovely film that we in Europe would enjoy given the chance. I suspected this excellent film was at the time withdrawn because of the Russian Peter and the Wolf sequence during the Mc Carthy anti-communist witch hunts in the USA

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jul 2014 19:39:29 BDT
This title has been available in the UK since last year and, as stated elsewhere, is an uncut print with all 10 musical segments (the USA disc only has 9) and the very briefly bare breasted lady present and correct.
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