The Pied Piper (1933)

The Pied Piper ReviewThe Pied Piper Review

The Pied Piper is a 1933 Disney Silly Symphony film. It is a solid, if not memorable adaptation.

The Pied Piper is an adaptation of a classic tale and it is done for better and for worse. Basically the entire storyline is the same with just the tone and the fate of the rats and the children being toned down. Yes, that decision does seem childish and ordinary.

But even though it isn’t great in terms of storytelling, it is great in other areas. Its musical aspect is pretty good and the animation is phenomenal. The human designs are, well, human. They aren’t cartoony and it was clear that they were quickly advancing the character design and the overall animation for their first feature film. That was great to witness. The pacing is also pretty good and the entire short is definitely good and serviceable, but never particularly great or memorable.

The Pied Piper is weak in terms of the plot, but great in terms of music and most importantly animation which is great.

 My Rating – 4.1

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