Tag Archives: Silly Symphonies

Throwback Thursday: RCA SelectaVision VideoDiscs

Old timey goodness comes from obsolete technology, don’t you agree? And what is more outdated than this gem from RCA, the SelectaVision VideoDisc player and movie discs. I still remember living next to a convenience store that had a movie … Continue reading

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Walt Disney’s ‘The Rule of Three’ Technique

“I am not influenced by the techniques or fashions of any other motion-picture company.” – Walt Disney So just what is ‘The Rule of Three’ technique? If you revisit the old cartoons of the Walt Disney Company, you’ll find that … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: The Grasshopper and the Ants

This is one of my favorite Silly Symphonies (1934) and I have a few items of memorabilia featuring it in my collection. It’s a classic tale of industriousness versus laziness with the lead character, the Grasshopper, learning a sobering lesson… … Continue reading

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The Grasshopper and the Ants Record-Reader

From WDP comes a Capitol Records release of a truly entertaining Silly Symphony: The Grasshopper and the Ants. Released in 1934, this was one of Aesop’s fables, reimagined by the animators of Walt Disney. A Capitol Record-Reader was a cherished … Continue reading

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