While Steamboat Willie wasn’t introduced to the world until November 18, 1928, today, September 30 is still a big day in the history of Steamboat Willie. It was on this day in 1928 that the following Disney Trivia was created:
September 30, 1928:
A second recording session for Steamboat Willie takes place in New York with conductor Carl Edouarde and a 15-piece band. The first session on September 15 had been a disaster as the musicians couldn’t play in time with the animated film. This time Walt is prepared to deal with the problem of synchronization. Ub Iwerks has made a special print of the film with an animated bouncing ball – on both the soundtrack and the film. The ball rises and falls to the accent of the beat, thus creating a visual signal and a soft audio click. Instead of being projected above the band, Iwerks’ print is projected directly down onto Edouarde’s printed score. The session takes place in just three hours and is a complete success! (The cartoon short will debut November 18.)
Thanks for stopping by today as we explore some unique Disney Trivia! I always enjoy reading the trivia that my friends Heidi from Heidi’s Head, Jenn from Disney Babies Blog, and Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse have to share, as well as the ones that you all add to our group! It makes for a fun time for everyone! To read the rest of the entries, just click on them below, and thanks for stopping by! Whatever you do, make sure to make it a Disney Day, and don’t forget to enter to win a $400 or $200 Disney Gift Card!
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