Thursday, April 17, 2008

Willie the Operatic Whale


It's finally here! My favorite music cartoon of all time!

Part 1
Part 2

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why oh why won't Disney release this sublime little film on DVD!? If anyone knows the piece Willie sing with three male voices (after Figaro) when Tetti Tatti first finds Willie, I'd love to know it.

Elaine Fine said...

It is a clever version of the sextet from Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti. Here's a performance of the original.

Elaine Fine said...

And here's one in the dramatic context with costumes and subtitles!

Chris Kolodin said...

I love this short too! It has been a favorite since I first saw it as a kid.

Anonymous said...

Please Elaine, tell me the name of the last song, when Willie sings in heaven.

Elaine Fine said...

"Mag der Himmel Euch Vergeben" from Martha by Friedrich von Flotow