Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom

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Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom

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Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom

Release Date: November 10, 1953

Year    :   1953
Slogan    :   «A crash course on the history of Western musical instruments.»
Genres    :   Animation
Production Companies    :   Walt Disney Productions
Director    :   Charles A. Nichols, Ward Kimball
Producers    :   Walt Disney
Writers    :   Dick Huemer, Tom Oreb
RunTime    :   10 mins.

In this short subject (which mostly represents a departure from Disney's traditional approach to animation), a stuffy owl teacher lectures his feathered flock on the origins of Western musical instruments. Starting with cavepeople, whose crude implements could only "toot, whistle, plunk and boom," the owl explains how these beginnings led to the development of the four basic types of Western musical instruments: brass, woodwinds, strings, and percussion.




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