Another thing I love
about this Disney short so much: It's because I find it to be a captivating
project by the Sherman brothers Robert B. and Richard M. and I think
it's their greatest work, which would be suitable since they're veteran
songwriters. Through the opening credits that's how I first learned
about them, among the duos of talented, song-writing geniuses and their
being a pair of those behind several songs they wrote for Disney. They
truly are among the best. And another interesting thing about this short
is the fact that we get to see one of their earliest song-writing skills
in film. I like how we get to see what it would be like if they didn't
do songs for only Disney and other production/ film companies, and they
work in a small variety of genres/sub-genres here. Imagine just how
much farther they could've gone if they actually worked in the music
industry as well, I mean going beyond just writing music for movies
and composing tunes in various sub-genres for recording artists/ bands.
How awesome that would be. They've since become another one of my favorite
song-writing teams and they probably would be one of my influences just
for that aforementioned reason if I were doing what they were doing,
but I'd take it a step further and do it besides film. I liked it so
much I plan on buying the Disney Rarities dvd eventually just for this
Disney short ,which I favor the most out of all the rarities. It was
a great concept and I'm very glad and (thankful) this was made, not
falling victim to the series of Disney shorts that never were and becoming
largely forgotten. To me, it's one of the best classics, part of the
most underrated and even though I wasn't around yet, I think it's held
up well over the past four decades. Thanks Sherman Brothers, for all
the music and joy you both have brought into our lives over the years.
The short has brilliant stop-motion animation. It goes well with
the songs. All the songs are worthwhile. "Rutabaga Rag" makes a perfect
singalong for "VeggieTales." The final song includes Ludwig (still traditionally
animated) singing a rock & roll song.
This short is highly recommend. Of a scale of 1-10, it gets a 1,000,000!
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