Dinner Time

Directed by:

Paul Terry and John Foster


Paul Terry

Animated by:

Ved Anderson

Music by:

Song is “We Love It”


Van Beuren Corporation (released by Pathe)

Release date:

17/12/1928 (copyright date, possibly not release date)

Running time:

6 min

Color process:



An early example of sound animation. In it, animals square off against each other and then join forces against a Butcher (Farmer Alfalfa).


Walt Disney was inspired to create better sound in animation as a result of his contempt for the sound in this film. Steamboat Willie resulted (which begs the question, if Disney saw this first, even though the copyright date was after Steamboat Willie’s release, when was Dinner time’s initial release?)


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