The Story of Anyburg USA
Studio: Disney Release Date : July 19, 1957
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating:
(1 rating submitted)

Synopsis

Anyburg, U.S.A. has a problem with automobile accidents, so the hapless auto is put on trial in a courtroom. In the end, though, the real culprit turns out to be the nut behind the wheel.

Credits

Director

Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi

Animator

John Sibley
Robert W. "Bob" Carlson Jr.
George Kreisl

Story

Richard Martin "Dick" Huemer

Music

Joseph S. Dubin

Backgrounds

Ralph Hulett
Donald "Don" Peters

Layout

Ernest "Ernie" Nordli
Basil Davidovich

Effects Animation

Dan MacManus

Producer

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney

Cut Scenes

  • A line-up of bad drivers showing them as criminals has been cut out.

Television

Mickey Mouse Tracks (Season 1, Episode 22)

Video Information

VHS

Germany

Donald Superstar and Co.

Italy

Disney Adventures

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

Silly Symphonies / Animals Two by Two

Japan

Disney Cartoon Festival 5

DVD

United States

Disney Rarities

Technical Specifications

MPAA Rating: G
MPAA No.: 18123
Running time: 8:56
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

Reviews and Comments

From Baruch Weiss :

Next to Motor Mania this car toon would be a big hit in drivers ed, because it teaches how the nut's fun behind the wheel will come to a crashing end if he/she is not careful. I saw once in high school (I took drivers ed there) a disturbing video of a boy who was at a party and at the end was drunk. A friend offered to drive him home, but the boy refused the offer and crashed into a tree. In my opinion, this cartoon was okay, but weren't the 1950's late for cartoons to still be containing humanized objects?

From dm :

I guess some things haven't changed since the 50s. Normal people get in their cars, turn the key and turn into maniacs.

From Bryan Hensley :

It's been years since I saw this short at all. I remember that it seemed to be based from Susie, The Little Blue Coupe 5 years earlier. Of course, I'm talking about the cars on trial; such as Lizzie, the nervous car. There's also a snazzy sports car, and an old jalopy with his windshield (or eye) broken. This entire short is a good reason why I never wanna drive real cars, aside from Global Warming; all sorts of nutcases are at the wheel causing mayhem, trouble, and even death to themselves and other people! In the end, it's not the cars' fault that people are suffering from their injuries, it's the people operating them that causes the problems! I find this short guilty, of being an inspiration to stay safe on the road. If this short is online for us to see, I'm sure you'll enjoy this automobile trial of 1957.

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Screenshots

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History

8/6/2012

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8/1/2013

  • Television info added by eutychus

2/4/2015

  • Home video info added by ToonStar95

3/4/2017

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  • Aspect ratio added by kintutoons32
  • Print format added by kintutoons32
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2/3/2020

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Sources

Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi: Director
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Richard Martin "Dick" Huemer: Story
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Joseph S. Dubin: Music
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John Sibley: Animator
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Robert W. "Bob" Carlson Jr.: Animator
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George Kreisl: Animator
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Dan MacManus: Effects Animation
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Ralph Hulett: Backgrounds
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Donald "Don" Peters: Backgrounds
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Ernest "Ernie" Nordli: Layout
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Basil Davidovich: Layout
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Walter Elias "Walt" Disney: Producer
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