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Jazz for Kids

Ethan killing the drums. At age 9. Started playing since he was born...... No comment.

Easy on the ear and the eye, this playful introduction to nine jazz giants will teach children to count--and will give them every reason to get up and dance!

Mickey and Horace gather a rural audience and put on a musical show. First the duo treats us to a xylophone performance, then to an elaborate piano solo. This cartoon was released on July 5, 1929.


"You've Got a Friend in Me" is a song written and first recorded by Randy Newman. Originally written as the theme song for the 1995 Disney Pixar animated fim Toy Story.

Music Land is a Silly Symphonies animated Disney short released in 1935.In an attempt to bridge the gap between classical music and jazz, the short features music from Beethoven's   Eroica and Wagner's The Ride of the Valkyries as well as various popular classical, jazz and miscellaneous tunes.

It's well known that Walt Disney loved jazz music, but aside from his personal relationship with Louis Armstrong that he used to coax the jazz trumpet great to record an album's worth of Disney songs in 1966,

The fun songs here are timeless classics that appeal to kids of all ages.

The first animated cartoon to be filmed and released in widescreen CinemaScope, Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom won the 1954 Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons). In 1994, it was voted #29 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field.