Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

“Merbabies” is a Walt Disney animated short film released in 1938. It is part of the Silly Symphony series, a collection of musical animated shorts produced by Disney during the 1920s and 1930s.

In “Merbabies,” the film takes viewers into an underwater world inhabited by a group of adorable and mischievous baby mermaids and mermen. The cartoon portrays the daily activities and playful adventures of the merbabies as they swim, frolic, and interact with the sea creatures around them.

Merbabies disney shortThe film combines animation with live-action footage of infants dressed as the merbabies, creating a unique visual experience. The musical score features a range of aquatic-themed melodies, enhancing the enchanting atmosphere of the underwater world.

“Merbabies” is notable for its imaginative animation, showcasing the creativity and artistry of Disney’s animators. It is a celebration of childhood innocence and imagination, offering a charming and whimsical depiction of the merbabies’ underwater playground.

As with other Silly Symphony cartoons, “Merbabies” captures the magical and musical storytelling style that Disney was known for during that era. It remains a beloved entry in the series, appreciated for its delightful characters, enchanting visuals, and imaginative storytelling.

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  • Directors: Rudolf Ising and Vernon Stallings
  • Producer: Walt Disney
  • Music: Scott Bradley

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