The Skeleton Dance, 1929


The night promises to be a scary one. Lightning flashes. The wind howls. A tree branch in the shape of a hand seems to grab for a frightened owl that spins its head around like a top. The clock on the church tower strikes midnight, sending the bats flying out of the belfry. Two cats on gravestones fight by pulling and stretching each other's noses like taffy. A skeleton rises from behind a gravestone, frightening the fur off the cats. But an owl's hooting scares it, and it retaliates by throwing its skull and knocking the bird's feathers off. It's time for the skeletons to dance; and they perform as no living creatures could.

Enjoy Disney's animated short from 1929, The Skeleton Dance. Directed by Walt Disney, animation by Ub Iwerks and music by Carl Stalling. It was the first of Disney's "Silly Symphony" animated shorts.








2 comments:

Caffeinated Joe said...

Always a classic!

Mantan Calaveras said...

Yee, every Halloween. I feel like that hoot-owl!

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