Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Skeleton Dance

An addition to Saturday's word of the day: a Saturday morning cartoon for your face. This short terrified me back in the day when practically everything did and Disney programming was beamed into my living room by a satellite dish that we physically had to point in the direction of the channel we wanted to watch.

Viewing it as an adult, I can't help but notice four things: (1) how unlike most modern Disney animation it is, (2) how much it reminds me if the creepy-fun vibe of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, (3) how blatantly the title "Silly Symphonies" seems to rip "Merry Melodies," even though Silly Symphonies came first, and (4) how much the rather grotesque scene of four skeletons morphing into one four-headed non-bipedal skeleton-beast reminds me of something from Castlevania.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:30 PM

    the dog at the beginning looks just like pluto.