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Skeleton Dance

by Nicholas Sammond

This 1929 Disney short, directed by Ub Iwerks, features Iwerks's signature moves of a left-to-right dance alternating with a zooming motion toward the "camera." Cartoons of this vintage follow the spatial organization of the vaudeville stage, even as they begin to embrace depth and sound. Compare with The China Plate (1931) and Skeleton Frolics (1937).

Skeleton Dance

An early Disney short demonstrates its debt to vaudeville.

from Silly Symphonies (1929)
Creator: Walt Disney Productions
Distributor: Walt Disney Productions
Posted by Nicholas Sammond
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