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An anthology of animated vignettes set to contemporary music.
While relatively well received at the time of its release, one main criticism against this film is that not all its segments are of equal quality and impact. The segments about Johnny Appleseed and Pecos Bill received the most praise since they are sagas which follow their protagonists from the beginning to the end of their careers. Animation historians Jerry Beck and Steven Watts praised some aspects and segments of the film as highly creative and memorable, and dismissed the rest as forgettable filler.
Master of Ceremonies:
The intoxicating rhythm of the samba. A talented miss serves a musical cocktail with a true Latin American fling. So if three boisterous birds of a feather fall under the influence of this torrid tropical tempo, don't blame them, blame it on the ...
In 1998 Disney changed the "Pecos Bill" segment. They cut a scene of Bill rolling a smoke and digitally removed all other shots of the offending cigarette hanging from his lips. The cigarette was edited out in each case resulting in the removal of almost the entire tornado sequence and some odd hand and mouth movements for Bill throughout. The UK DVD had these scenes uncut.