Broken Toys (1935 film)

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Broken Toys
Directed by Ben Sharpsteen
Story by Pinto Colvig
Otto Englander
Larry Morer
Produced by Walt Disney
StarringTommy Bupp
Leone LeDoux
Martha Wentworth
Leo Cleary
The Rhythmettes
Scott Whitaker
Frank Nelson
Ted Osborne
Cliff Clark
Shirley Reed
Mandy Peters
Bud Duncan
Music by Albert Hay Malotte
Animation by Dick Huemer
Art Babbitt
Bill Tytla
John McManus
Leonard Sebring
Johnny Cannon
Bob Wickersham
Wolfgang Reitherman
Marvin Woodward
George Drake
James Algar
Grim Natwick
Cy Young [1]
Color processTechnicolor
Production
company
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
December 14, 1935
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Broken Toys is an 8-minute 1935 animation by Disney in the Silly Symphonies series. The toys in the story include caricatures of W.C. Fields, Zasu Pitts, Ned Sparks and Stepin Fetchit. [2] Broken Toys was originally scheduled to follow Elmer Elephant and Three Little Wolves but was moved ahead of these titles in order to have it ready for a Christmas release. [3] [4] [5]

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Plot

In the pile of overused and broken toys, a discarded sailor doll gives the other toys, including an Aunt Jemima and Stepin Fetchit doll, a plan on how they can be repaired and bring happiness to others during Christmas.

Voice cast

Home media

The short was released on December 19, 2006, on Walt Disney Treasures: More Silly Symphonies, Volume Two [7] in the "From the Vault" section.

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References

  1. "Disney's "Broken Toys" (1935) -". cartoonresearch.com. 16 December 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  2. Crump, William D. (2019). Happy Holidays—Animated! A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Co. p. 34. ISBN   9781476672939.
  3. Russell Merritt, J. B. Kaufman, Cineteca del Friuli -Walt Disney's Silly symphonies: a companion to the Classic cartoon ... 2006 8886155271 "Broken Dolls" As the original production number indicates, Broken Toys was intended to follow Elmer Elephant (US 33) and Three Little Wolves. However, in September 1935 it was moved ahead of the other titles in the production schedule in order to have it ready for a Christmas release. The plot resembles that of A Great Big Bunch of You (Warner Bros., 1933), a Merrie Melodie .."
  4. Michael Barrier The Animated Man: A Life of Walt Disney 0520941667 2007 "In Broken Toys, whose animation was completed just a few weeks before Disney wrote his November 25 memo, the animators were cast very thoroughly by character, to the point that most scenes have only one character in them. A girl doll was wholly Natwick's, just as other characters belonged to Bill Tytla, Art Babbitt, and Dick Huemer. The doll was convincingly feminine in both drawing and animation, "
  5. Karl F. Cohen Forbidden Animation: Censored Cartoons and Blacklisted Animators 1476607257 - 2013 "An Internet-posted list of images cut from Disney films mentions that black dolls were cut from Broken Toys (1935), Midnight in a Toy Shop (1930), Night Before Christmas (1933), Santas Workshop (1932), and Three Orphan Kittens (1935)."
  6. Scott, Keith (3 October 2022). Cartoon Voices of the Golden Age, Vol. 2. BearManor Media. p. 520.
  7. Merritt, Russell; Kaufman, J.B. (2016). Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies: A Companion to the Classic Cartoon Series. Disney Editions. p. 176. ISBN   978-1-4847-5132-9.