Friday, November 27, 2009

This just in from Are Myklebust:

[You are off course familiar with the "The Hot Choc-late Soldiers" sequence in Technicolor from the M-G-M film "Hollywood Party" from 1934 made by Walt Disney, and with music and words by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. The sequence is a very like a "Silly Symphony" film, however with a very unlikely ending.

Before this sequence there is a meeting between Mickey Mouse and the actor Jimmy Durante (a combination of live action and animation).

The sequence has been cut in later releases of the film. However you can find a (bad) copy of this sequence on YouTube.

The films original trailer from 1934 can be found here.

See also the attachment (the original poster).


Bob Lindstrom said...

"Hollywood Party" played within the past few days on TCM. A great looking print with the Durante and Mickey sequence intact and "Hot Chocolate Soldiers" in beautiful Technicolor.

Mark Sonntag said...

Apparently the sequences are still in this print released in Europe by Warner who do own the rights to the movie itself.