A conductor, in silhouette against sheet music, leads the title tune, which dissolves into a series of placid landscapes. As the music picks up, we see a water wheel, then a dancing fairy ...
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A conductor, in silhouette against sheet music, leads the title tune, which dissolves into a series of placid landscapes. As the music picks up, we see a water wheel, then a dancing fairy emerges from a whirlpool and begins singing, to the delight of small woodland creatures. The birds awaken sleeping cherubs, who begin their work of harvesting all things blue and adding them to the river. The birds even do their part, harvesting the color blue from the rainbow. Everyone tugs to open a floodgate and unleash the cerulean waters. A swan, festively decorated, leads a gondola of sorts lit by fireflies.Written by
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Do your children a favor and introduce them to this cartoon at an early age. It was undoubtedly the stimulus for my own personal interest in both classical music and fine movies - telling the (fairy tale) story of how the Danube river became "blue". The screenplay and syncopation to Johann Strauss' classic "Blue Danube Waltz" are absolutely flawless. Clever plot twists are so well done that the unknowing viewer might believe that the music was written later than the plot to match it! It is truly unfortunate that Hollywood no longer produces art at this level of excellence.
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