Cinema: Short of the Week

Silly Symphonies, like Mickey Mouse, are an invention of Comic Artist Walt Disney, who at 31 gets about $400,000 a year from his ridiculous creations. Admirers of Silly Symphonies have lately been delighted to see that instead of using black & white line drawings as heretofore, Artist Disney is now making Silly Symphonies in color. Current release, King Neptune, is a bizarre romance in which a brown boatload of pirates is punished in silly-symphonic fashion for molesting a collection of sleek mermaids with green tails. Blue fish bombard the pirate boat with...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!