This is the stuff. The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory. Madonna’s Like a Virgin. The Disney Company was 6 years old when the Silly Symphonies started, but the early Mickey shorts and these first few Silly Symphonies cemented the company’s legacy. The three creative geniuses behind these landmark cartoons were Walt Disney, animator Ub Iwerks, and composer Carl Stalling. Autumn marked the end of that brief era – it’s the last Silly Symphony that Iwerks and Stalling made before leaving Disney. But since we’re counting backwards, let’s enjoy this as our introduction to the first era of the Silly Symphonies.

Check out The Silly Symphony Collection page at the Disney Music Emporium for info on the limited edition vinyl box set of all the Silly Symphony soundtracks.