Music Land is an animated feature produced by Walt Disney and released to theaters by RKO Pictures on October 5, 1955. It was the final Disney animated film to be produced by RKO Radio Pictures. It was also the last package film produced by Disney until The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh in 1977, following Saludos Amigos, The Three Caballeros, Make Mine Music, Fun and Fancy Free, Melody Time, and The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. Like The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Academy Award Review of Walt Disney Cartoons, each of the cartoons had been released on its own at first before being fused together as one film. The separate cartoon shorts are now available on DVD.
Disney had created its own company named Buena Vista Distribution, to release its films to theaters but still owed its current distributor, RKO, one more film under the existing contract. In order to fulfill that final film commitment, Disney took a combination of four sequences from Make Mine Music and five from Melody Time to create a new compilation film entitled Music Land. Because of this, it's not considered part of the Disney Animated Canon.
The poster boldly declared it was “The Big Parade of Mirth and Melody!” The film was never shown again except once at a retrospective “Tribute to Walt Disney” at the National Film Theater in 1970. There are no home video releases of the entire film available, making it even rarer than "Song of the South" and "Victory Through Air Power."
The film contatined the following sequences:
- All the Cats Join In
- After You've Gone
- Once Upon a Wintertime
- Pecos Bill
- Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnet
- Bumble Boogie
- Casey at the Bat
- Blame It on the Samba