Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom (1953)

NR 11/10/1953 (US) Animation 10m
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A crash course on the history of Western musical instruments.


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.

  1. Tom Oreb


  2. Ward Kimball


  3. Charles A. Nichols


  4. Dick Huemer


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  1. Bill Thompson

    Bill Thompson

    Professor Owl / Bertie Birdbrain

  2. Loulie Jean Norman

    Penelope Pinfeather

  3. Gloria Wood

    Gloria Wood

    Susy Sparrow

  4. Thurl Ravenscroft

    Thurl Ravenscroft

    The Mellomen

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Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom

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Original Language English

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