The Overture to “William Tell”.  This Universal Pictures Walter Lantz Production cartoon was part of the Musical Miniatures series and was released on June 16, 1947.

Directed by Dick Lundy.  Produced by Walter Lantz.  Story by (in alphabetical order) Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer.  Animation by Laverne Harding (as Verne Harding) and Casey Onaitis (as S.C. Onaitis). Backgrounds by Fred Brunish.  Voices by Harry Stanton – Bass singer (‘B-O!’) (uncredited).  Musical adaption by Darrell Calker.

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I am a host of Late Late Night FDL music and cartoon posts in addition to spending most evenings behind the FDL backstage curtain flipping levers. Used to be a practicing heterosexual but now it appears that I am just a consultant. Avid reader since teaching myself how to read when four. Navy brat and first born so always thinking of the consequences. Double Irish so I usually got caught. Turned my misspent youth around and became that scary thing in your rear view mirror. Retired from the Fremont (California) Police Department after 24 years of sworn and non-sworn duties, including Patrol and the Crimes Against Persons Unit. Currently living on the North Oregon Coast with Token, cutest dog in the world (10 lb category), where I enjoy taking non-crime scene photographs, writing at my own blog, TwoTonGreenBlog, and working backstage at Firedoglake.