Music Land (lost Disney animated anthology film; 1955)

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The poster for the film.

Status: Lost

Music Land was an animated anthology film produced by Walt Disney Productions in 1955. Walt Disney was very worried about the future prospects of RKO studies following Howard Hughes' takeover of the studio in the early 1950s. He did not trust Hughes to make the right decisions with the distribution of his films and wanted to sever ties immediately. However, he was still contractually obligated to deliver one more film to RKO after the release of Peter Pan in 1953.

To fulfill that contract, Disney re-edited segments from Make Mine Music (1946) and Melody Time (1948), two collections of short musical animated films, together.[1] The film's content is available elsewhere, except the newer film's intro, transitions, and ending. Although rushed, it counted as a feature film and fulfilled Disney's contract with RKO.

Music Land was never shown after its release outside of a special showing at the National Film Theater as a tribute to Walt Disney. It has never been made available on home video and was officially removed from the Disney canon in 1985. Very little information about the film can be found online today, although lobby cards and advertisement material is available.


Three lobby cards displaying film stills:

See Also


Animation (Disney)

Animation (Pixar)


Live Action

Short Films

External Links


  1. D23's page on Music Land. Retrieved 12 Sep '20