About the film
The Legend of Johnny Appleseed
Release Date: May 27, 1948
|Production Companies||:||RKO Radio Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures|
|Writers||:||Winston Hibler, Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Jesse Marsh|
Dennis Day tells the story of Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman), narrated by The Old Settler. He's an apple farmer who sees people going west and thinks he can't join them, until an angel appears to him and sings the virtues of apples, convincing Johnny he has a mission. He sets off without a knife or gun; at first, the animals mistrust him, but when he even treats a skunk kindly, they all take to him.