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Disney Pipes and Pops

Sorry for posting the awful image above – but it was all I could find on a moments notice. I just found out about a one-time-only Disney musical event, this Saturday, at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

If you are in the Southern California area you might want to check out Disney Pipes and Pops – a full two hour concert performance featuring Disney music from the 1920s to the 2000s. Classic silent Mickey Mouse cartoons, Plane Crazy and Galloping Gaucho, will be screened accompanied by Rob Richards at the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ – and he’ll be joined by new gospel pianist Alex-Zsolt. Rob Richards tells us:

“We will be playing a tribute to Oliver Wallace, including screening a very rare TV clip of Ollie with Walt, recalling the olden days of the silent movie organist. It is incredible. We will follow the clip performing music written by Wallace.”

It’s this Saturday, January 15th, at 10am. And Disney has approved Cartoon Brew to give away a pair of tickets. The first correct answer to this Disney question, wins the tix CONTEST NOW CLOSED:

Disney composer Oliver Wallace was a famous theatre organist and pioneered the use of the pipe organ to accompany silent films. Can you name the classic Disney animated film for which he was composer and won two Oscars?

For more information and tickets check the El Capitan website.

  • Dumbo!

  • DavetheRave

    Dumbo!!! Ya flew!!!

  • Waylon


  • Dumbo!

  • Animation Nerd


  • George


  • Waylon

    He won an oscar for Dumbo

  • MichaelDair

    1942 – Oscar for Dumbo – together with Frank Churchill

  • MichaelDair

    Wallace also received four other Oscar nominations for the music to the film Victory Through Air Power (1943), Cinderella (1950), Alice in Wonderland (1951), and White Wilderness (1957).

  • CONTEST CLOSED! Michael at 11:22am you won it!

  • What were the “two Oscars”? I can only see that Dumbo won one Oscar and that was the one won by Wallace.

  • AdrianC

    Probably the worst part of that image is the garish shade of saffron used in the background and Goofy’s embarrassing work-out outfit. Still, I’ve seen worse images….

    Maybe an still from the 1942 short “Symphony Hour” would have been suitable. I wonder easily one can be found on the Internet, though; you’d be surprised by what’s hard to find on the Web sometimes.

    Anyway, the event sounds interesting. Thanks for posting, Jerry.

  • Woohoo! Thanks!

  • The Scarlet Pumpernickel

    C’mon, the picture doesn’t look that bad… save for thebackground. That event sure sounds interesting anyway.

  • Karen

    What a shame they, or anyone, can’t perform the early Disney scores/songs as written. The Bourne Music company owns all performance rights and charges a bundle to use them. And they don’t get along with Disney at all. Disney hired arrangers over the years to create “concert” versions of the scores and songs…but it’s just not the same (and Bourne scours these arrangements for infringement).