Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom

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Overview

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.

Movie Data

Facts

Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 0h 10m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • November 10, 1953
    NR, Theatrical

Genres

Keywords

Cast 4

  1. Bill Thompson

    Bill Thompson
    Professor Owl / Bertie Birdbrain

  2. LJ

    Loulie Jean Norman
    Penelope Pinfeather

  3. GW

    Gloria Wood
    Susy Sparrow

  4. Thurl Ravenscroft

    Thurl Ravenscroft
    The Mellomen

Crew 14

Art

  1. Kendall O'Connor

    Kendall O'Connor
    Art Direction

Directing

  1. Ward Kimball

    Ward Kimball
    Director

  2. Charles A. Nichols

Production

  1. Walt Disney

    Walt Disney
    Producer

Sound

  1. JD

    Joseph Dubin
    Original Music Composer

Visual Effects

  1. Ward Kimball

    Ward Kimball
    Animation

  2. JS

    Julius Svendsen
    Animation

  3. Marc Davis

    Marc Davis
    Animation

  4. HT

    Henry Tanous
    Animation

  5. Art Stevens

    Art Stevens
    Animation

  6. Xavier Atencio

    Xavier Atencio
    Animation

  7. EE

    Eyvind Earle
    Color Designer

Writing

  1. Dick Huemer
  2. Tom Oreb

    Tom Oreb
    Characters

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