Hell's Bells (1929 film)

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Hell's Bells
Silly Symphonies series
Directed by Ub Iwerks
Produced by Walt Disney
Music by Carl W. Stalling
Animation by
Backgrounds by Carlos Manriquez
Studio Walt Disney Productions
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) November 21, 1929
Running time 5:52
Country United States
Language English
Preceded by Springtime
Followed by The Merry Dwarfs

Hell's Bells is a Silly Symphonies animated Disney short film. Drawn by a team headed by animator Ub Iwerks, it was released in 1929.[1] It is loosely based on Inferno by Dante Alighieri, which tells part of Divine Comedy. Among the music featured in the film is "In the Hall of the Mountain King" and Funeral March of a Marionette.


Satan and the demons gather for a wild party. After the demons play music, Satan has them "milk" burning flames out of a dragon cow and he drinks it. He then feeds one of his little demons to his three-headed hound Cerberus. The other one runs away and eventually kicks Satan off a cliff where he is consumed by flames.


  1. ^ Bradley, Edwin M. The First Hollywood Sound Shorts, 1926–1931. p. 152. 

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