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Discussion in 'Back To The Inkwell - Classic Cartoons Discussion' started by sasq, Feb 7, 2016.
Listen carefully at 2:05
Isn't that sound the NBC chimes? how did they get in there?
That's.....uncanny. As uncanny as the Mickey Mouse doppelgangers.
That's strange. NBC first used the chimes in 1929, so it's very possible that this was a reference/easter egg.
They also appeared in the Sniffles short "Bedtime for Sniffles" (from Warner Bros.).
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The history of NBC's chimes explains everything to a point. Then simply understanding how things develop fills in the gaps. Plus the sequence of notes is appealing. It is catchy. I doubt there is a clever conspiracy nodding at something of significance.
BTW, no one had any idea how big Micky Mouse would become. There have been other mouse characters in cartoon history. I guess mice were more common to everyday life in those times or because it was a smaller world (depending on how you view it) all it may have taken was for one person to use a mouse character and for everyone else to associate it with cartoon animation thereafter.
The NBC chimes were an integral part of daily life for everybody who had a radio in the 30s and beyond. It's not strange at all that they'd have found their way into a cartoon. Mickey Mouse WAS very big in 1934, as big a star as Garbo, and it would be surprising if Disney didn't sue.