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'Zat You Santa Claus (The Heavy Remix) by Louis Armstrong, from Verve/Remixed Christmas.Featuring clips from Disney's : "The Night Before Christmas", "Santa's Workshop", "Mickey's Good Deed", and "Mickey's Orphans". Footage of Louis Armstrong from "Disneyland After Dark".  


This cartoon contains the last known recording by pianist, Bob Zurke, a significant American jazz pianist, arranger, composer and briefly a bandleader during the Swing Era.. He died a month after recording the soundtrack for this cartoon in 1942. The   cartoon Jungle Jive was   produced by Walter Lantz Productions.


"Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" was a major hit for The Andrews Sisters and an iconic World War II tune. "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song. The song inspired the 1941 cartoon Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B produced by Walter Lantz Productions

 

 
A short impressionistic view of Brazil turns into Donald Duck getting dance lessons from Jose Carioca

 


Regular Zemeckis collaborator Alan Silvestri composed the film score with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO). Zemeckis joked that "the British could not keep up with Silvestri's jazz tempo".


'Happy Harmonies' cartoon series were MGM's answer to Disney's Silly Symphonies, produced by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising between 1934 and 1938. 36 cartoons were made in this series.


Fantasia 2000 is a 1999 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. A sequel to 1940's Fantasia, the film is the thirty-eighth animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics.


Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released to theaters on June 22, 1955.

This cartoon was published in 1943, during the wartime in the US as a Warner Bros.' Merrie Melodies cartoon. It contains some great music made by an unknown orchestra and unknown artists. The lead character is a caricature of jazz musician Fats Waller   as an anthropomorphic cat.