Cinema: The New Pictures, Jun. 7, 1948

Melody Time (Disney; RKO Radio) is a crowded 75 minutes of song-illustrated animation involving: 1) skating lovers, tintype style, emulated by rabbits; 2) Rimsky-Korsakov's bumblebee, tormented by a boogie bass; 3) Johnny Appleseed, advised by a Guardian Angel in a coonskin cap; 4) Donald Duck, Joe Carioca and Organist Ethel Smith in the throes of a samba; 5) an apotheosis of Joyce Kilmer's Trees; 6) a young tugboat named Little Toot which disgraces and redeems itself; 7) a tall-tale, free-for-all finale about Pecos Bill, his horse Widow-maker and his gal Sluefoot Sue.


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