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Silly Symphonies series
Directed by Rudolf Ising
Vernon Stallings
(all uncredited)
Produced by Walt Disney
Hugh Harman (uncredited)
Rudolf Ising (uncredited)
Story by Pinto Colvig
Jonathan Caldwell
Maurice Day
(all uncredited)
Music by Scott Bradley (uncredited)
Animation by Lee Blair
Thomas McKimson
Carl Urbano
Jim Pabian
Pete Burness
Michael Lah
Melvin Shaw
Rollin Hamilton
Frank Smith
Jack Zander
(all uncredited)
Layouts by Don Smith
John Niendorff
Maurice Day
(all uncredited)
Backgrounds by Art Riley
Don Schaffer
(all uncredited)
Studio Walt Disney Productions
Harman-Ising Pictures (uncredited)
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date(s) December 9, 1938
Color process Technicolor
Running time 8:34 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Preceded by Farmyard Symphony
Followed by Mother Goose Goes Hollywood

Merbabies is a Silly Symphonies animated Disney short film. It was released on December 9, 1938. It is a collaboration between Walt Disney and Harman and Ising, the latter studio having donated artists to Disney to work on the production of Snow White.


Various redheaded "merbabies" materialize out of the crashing surf and are summoned to a playground on the floor of the ocean for an underwater circus. When a whale blows them all to the surface, they disappear into the waves from which they came.[1]


  • Merbabies is the first Disney cartoon produced by an outside studio.


  1. ^ "Merbabies"., July 1, 2014

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