Thursday, March 14, 2013
A Closer Look at Silly Symphony
The Silly Symphonies were a series of animated shorts produced by Walt Disney Productions. There was a total of 75 made between 1929 and 1939. Each short was unique, in that, with few exceptions, they did not contain reoccurring characters. The Silly Syphonies are a very important part of Disney's animation history, because they were a testing ground for techniques that Disney would later use to revolutionize animation. They also launched the career of my favorite character, Donald Duck.
So it is wonderful that the Disney Design Group is celebrating the Silly Symphonies with a blind box Vinylmation set that is due out this fall. With all those shorts, there is quite a catalog of characters to choose from. Let's take a look at the three characters we know about and speculate who else may be in the set.
The Three Little Pigs were popular Silly Symphony characters, but we have seen them in Animation 2. Will they be represented here again? What shorts or characters would you like to see?