Ludwig Von Drake: Around the turn of the century, I was a starving musician, and I was down to my last rutabaga. And anybody knows what that means: I was dressed in rags all the time. And I said to myself, "That's it!
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Discover what to watch this November including a Marvel docu-series, a '90s reboot, and a Star Wars holiday celebration. Get some streaming picks. Title: A Symposium on Popular Songs Professor Ludwig von Drake plays a variety of popular music, all of which he wrote. First, ragtime: the Rutabaga Rag, with vegetables dancing in stop-motion. Next, the Charleston, with cut-out animation of a singer and dancers. Not sure whether it is among Disney's best, but it has quickly become one of my personal favourite Disney shorts. Not just because the concept is so unlike any other Disney short but because A Symposium on Popular Songs is so entertaining, especially those who love music as music is practically my life A Symposium on Popular Songs appealed to me instantly.
Professor Ludwig von Drake plays a variety of popular music, all of which he wrote. First, ragtime: the Rutabaga Rag, with vegetables dancing in stop-motion. Next, the Charleston, with cut-out animation of a singer and dancers.
It features songs that were written by the Sherman Brothers , with music arrangements by Tutti Camarata. The Shermans also co-wrote the screenplay but are not credited for this. During the song, a variety of stop-motion animated vegetables with faces appear and dance to the song. The subject of both songs is a male college student whom the singer desires. Dixon" approached Drake and asked him to put " Dixie " on the map. For this reason, he wrote a song originally entitled, "Louisville Ludwig", but later changed the name to "Charleston Charlie" in order to protect the innocent, namely himself. According to film critic, Leonard Maltin , this song as well as "Charleston Charlie" are homages to Al Sherman and his songs. In , Robert and Richard Sherman had a chance, in their own right, to work with the legendary Crosby on the made-for-television musical production of Goldilocks.