Original Film Posters

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Symphony Hour (1942), poster, US

Lot Closed

September 6, 01:06 PM GMT


5,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot Details


Unframed: 41 x 27 in. (104 x 69 cm)

This charming poster was produced for a six minute short animation that would have been screened before the main feature film.

Exceptionally rare. This poster has only surfaced a few times.

In this Walt Disney animated short film, Walt Disney is the voice of Mickey. The film features music adapted from the 'Light Cavalry Overture' by Franz von Suppé. Mickey Mouse conducts his orchestra, starring Donald Duck on percussion, Goofy on bassoon, Clara on violin and Hen on cello. They are booked to play at a live radio programme called Symphony Hour. The rehearsal goes very well, but when it comes to the actual performance, Goofy drops all the instruments under a lift, and they get crushed, causing them to sound like children's toys. The sponsors hate this, but it is well received by the audience.