Animated Films
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  • They also made the first cartoon with a soundtrack - Song Car-Tune (1924-7) with sing-along cartoons.

  • However, in Stopping the Show (1932) , she appeared under her own credits banner for the first time (she had previously appeared only in Talkartoons and Screen Songs ).

  • Betty Boop's voice was actually modeled on the voice of another actress, Helen Kane, who created a sensation on Broadway in 1928 with a "boop-oop-a-doop" rendition of the hit song I Wanna Be Loved by You .

  • The cartoon character became well-known for his theme song (excerpt below): I'm Popeye the Sailor Man I'm Popeye the Sailor Man I'm strong to the finich 'Cause I eats me spinach I'm Popeye the Sailor Man...

  • [The recognizable theme song for the series was incorporated into John Williams' score for Superman: The Movie (1978) , and the cartoons were referenced in The Iron Giant (1999) .] Fleischer Studios' Two Feature Films: Two feature-length animations with whimsical characters and advanced animation techniques by the Fleischers deserve mention, although the Fleischers are better-remembered for their shorts than for their only two features: (1) Gulliver's Travels (1939) , an animated musical adaptation of Jonathan Swift's 1726 classic literary satire about war.

  • (See below) The film was a two-time Academy Awards nominee: for Victor Young's Best Original Score, and for Best Song: Faithful Forever .

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  • The film is sprinkled with wonderful, sing-along songs including "Heigh Ho, " "Whistle While You Work, " and "Someday My Prince Will Come" - none of them were considered in the Best Song nominating category.

  • He climbs the castle wall, is first sighted in the well water's reflection, and helps her finish her song, singing the echo to "Today." Startled and frightened, and shy and embarrassed by her appearance, she quickly runs into the castle to hide.

  • The Prince courts her with the song: "One Song": Now that I've found you, hear what I have to say.

  • One song, I have but one song One song, only for you.

  • One song, my heart keeps singing.

  • I'm so ashamed....What do you do when things go wrong?...Oh, you sing a song!" Snow White sings to them "With a Smile and a Song": With a smile and a song, Life is just like a bright sunny day Your cares fade away, and your heart is young...

  • The song has cheered her spirits: "I really feel quite happy now.

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  • Latest Comedy Song Recordings July 20 a parody of "Milkshake" by Kelis My Beergut scares all the girls in the bar and my Gut is bigger than yours.

  • This song aired on the Doctor Demento Show on the weekend of July 2, 2006.

    Timwi's Foreign Language Lyrics Collection
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  • Timwi) I am quite a fan of songs translated into different languages.

  • I have often heard people complain about the supposed poor quality of song translation (or translation generally) in films.

  • On the bottom of this page you will find some songs which I have spent my spare time translating into German.

  • If you happen to have any lyrics of any songs which exists in several languages, or you have translated a song yourself, please let me know and I’ll put it up.


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    IMDb - Tarzan (1999)
    Includes cast list, credits, user reviews, and ratings.

    HARO Online: Princess Mononoke
    Synopsis, review and two images.

  • Here is an animated picture that can be enjoyed as a serious work, not as a silly song filled adventure (though nothing is wrong with that).

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    Sterling Holloway
    By Jim Fanning. [Persistence of Vision] Biographical article. Includes photo.

  • (Narration became something of a crutch for Disney at this time; this period represented Disney's low-point in his confidence as a storyteller, and almost all of his output of this time, whether appropriate [e.g., Uncle Remus telling the Brer Rabbit stories in Song of the South ] or not, featured a narrator.

  • Often it was an excuse to allow some popular singer with marquee value to tell the story in song.) Of course, Disney usually had a sound reason for his decisions and his frequent use of Sterling Holloway was for the "soundest" reason of all.

  • "We did a weaving kind of melody with a thousand sibilant sounds for this snake-villain, " explained the songwriting brothers.

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  • Opening with a rousing revue drawn in Betty Boop-era Hollywood animation and climaxing with a show-stopping Triplets number, the movie is also a musical, and a compelling one -- you wouldn't be able to get that theme song out of your mind for days.

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  • That’s especially true for OS X users who prefer to buy their music downloads outright, as opposed to renting access to a provider’s online music catalog: Thanks to Apple’s iTunes Music Store, they can stuff themselves (or, one hopes, their iPods) silly with 99-cent song downloads.

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  • to do as an animated musical (Townsend had done an album based on the book), and I think it would have been a very different kind of musical, because it would have been based on Pete's concept album called "The Iron Man." He had also done a play in London based on those songs and the Ted Hughes story.

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