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The Saga of Windwagon Smith (1961)

The Saga of Windwagon Smith
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Starring
Rex Allen Rex Allen
Narrator / Windwagon Smith
Sons of the Pioneers Sons of the Pioneers
Singers
Pat Brady Pat Brady
Band Member
Tommy Doss Tommy Doss
Band Member
Hugh Farr Hugh Farr
Band Member
Karl Farr Karl Farr
Karl - Member Sons of the Pioneers
J. Pat O J. Pat O'Malley
Mayor Crum
Lloyd Perryman Lloyd Perryman
Band Member


Written by
Lance Nolley Lance Nolley
(story)


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The Saga of Windwagon Smith

2 years, 6 months ago at Jul 21 7:23
Disney had a habit in the late 50s/early 60s to make elaborate and longer-than-usual short films about characters from American folklore. "The Saga of Windwagon Smith" is one of these films, and is pretty terrible.

To begin with, the story just isn't very interesting or memorable. A former sailor outfits a covered wagon like it's a ship and uses the wind to steer it in the direction... read more
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Release date: 16 March 1961
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The Saga of Windwagon Smith

“Disney had a habit in the late 50s/early 60s to make elaborate and longer-than-usual short films about characters from American folklore. "The Saga of Windwagon Smith" is one of these films, and is pretty terrible.

To begin with, the story just isn't very interesting or memorable. A former sailor outfits a covered wagon like it's a ship and uses the wind to steer it in the direction he would like to go. A town, out of greed and hoping to speed up the process of getting from Kansas to California, decides to build him a large vessel so that he can navigate it clear across country to make trading easier. That's the entirety of the story, and it somehow takes thirteen minutes to get around to this.

The animation is routinely rough and sub-par for the studio. Molly, the lone” read more


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