Substitutiary Locomotion (Song)

Last Updated on: February 20th, 2023

Substitutiary Locomotion disney song music“Substitutiary Locomotion” is a song from the 1971 Disney live-action and animated musical film “Bedknobs and Broomsticks“. The song is performed by Angela Lansbury, who stars in the film as Eglantine Price, a trainee witch who is learning to use her powers to aid the British war effort during World War II.

In the song, Eglantine casts a spell on a group of inanimate objects, including suits of armor, paintings, and furniture, bringing them to life and using them to fend off an invading German army. The lyrics of the song emphasize the power of magic and imagination, as Eglantine uses her spells to turn the objects into an army of loyal soldiers.

“Substitutiary Locomotion” was well-received by audiences and helped to establish “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” as a successful and beloved film for Disney. The song’s catchy melody and playful lyrics set it apart from the film’s other, more emotional songs, and it has become a fan favorite among Disney fans.

“Substitutiary Locomotion” is one of several memorable songs from “Bedknobs and Broomsticks”, which was praised for its innovative use of animation and its imaginative storytelling. The film remains a beloved part of the Disney live-action film canon and is fondly remembered for its whimsical characters and delightful musical numbers.

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