Posted on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 by Josh Spiegel
One of the easiest, most painless binge-watching projects you could embark upon during the pandemic is to dive into the canon of Walt Disney Animation Studios films. Sure, you could add Pixar to the list, but getting to experience the depth and breadth of mainstream animation history, from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Raya and the Last Dragon, would be an effective crash course, and a mighty enjoyable one to boot thanks to the still fairly young streaming service Disney+.
But while Disney+ enables viewers to stream everything from Marvel superhero fare to old Star Wars TV movies to National Geographic specials, there’s an odd gap in that animation crash course, one you might not even be aware exists. That gap is the package film Make Mine Music, which turns 75 today. You might figure today’s a fine day to watch Make Mine Music considering that birthday – how better to celebrate? Sadly, you’re out of luck: it’s the only Disney animated film that’s not streaming on Disney+. In fact, Make Mine Music has never been available for streaming or purchase on Blu-ray. This is the kind of film that would make a perfect selection for the Out of the Disney Vault column here at /Film, except it’s still locked in that vault. The obvious question is: why?