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Music of the North is a 1949 feature film produced by Michael Shires, whose world premiere was in Chicago, Illinois on July 25, 1949, released by Republic Pictures. Like 1946's Song of England, the film combines animation and live action.


  • James Stewart as Uncle Harry Davies
  • Bobby Driscoll as James Kankas
  • Luana Patten as Thelma
  • Beulah Bondi as Granny Kinney
  • Harry Carey as Head Judge at County Fair
  • Raymond Bond as Pete George, Storekeeper
  • Walter Soderling as Geopper Meeker
  • Matt Willis as Mr. Booms, Horse Trainer
  • Spelman B. Collins as Judge
  • Bob Haymes as Singer Bob Haymes


  • Burl Ives as George Bear
  • Ken Carson as Marty Mole
  • John Beal as Narrator
  • Bob Stanton as Edward Bear


  1. Music of the North - John Beal
  2. Show Me What You Got - George Bear
  3. Stuck-to-it-ivity - Edward Bear
  4. Heidi High, At the County Fair - Marty Mole
  5. Leonard Blue (Dolly, Dolly) - Uncle Harry Davies
  6. The Money Song - Uncle Harry Davies
  7. The Black Mole - Uncle Harry Davies
  8. Jimmy's Bear - Uncle Harry Davies
  9. Milly Girl - Uncle Harry Davies and Granny Kinney


  • Animators: Martin Ansolabehere, Mike Klein, James Lasseter, Wallace Lester, Eric Dodgers, Harold King, Cliff Nordberg, Don Towsley
  • Effects Animation: Graeme Rowley, Don MacManus, James Michaels, Ben Cox
  • Cartoon Layout: Ron Graham, Thomas Patterson, Karl Karpe, Henry Huffine, McLeonard Stewart, Al Zimmer
  • Cartoon Art Treatment: Mary Spargo, John Hathcock, Dick Kennedy
  • Cartoon Backgrounds: Ray Hartshorne, Ray Hellmann, Dick Anderson, Bruce Michaels, Jim Thornton, Art Rogers, Yoram Garling, Mike Core
  • Cartoon Story Treatment: Ken Armstrong, Bill Phillips, Mike Davies
  • Musical Director: Clarence Wheeler
  • Photoplay Score by Paul J. Steck
  • Cartoon Score by James Dietrich
  • Sound Director: C.O. Stevens
  • Sound Recording: Harold J. Scott, Robert Crissman
  • Process Effects: Bert Gilbert
  • Film Editors: Levitow Robertson, Fred McAlpin
  • Orchestrations: Eddie Kilfeather
  • Songs by Arthur Johnston, Foster Carling, Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Larry Morey, Ray Gilbert
  • Live-Action Photography: Winton C. Hoch, A. S. C.
  • Technicolor Color Director: Natalie Kalmus
  • Animation Camera: Gene Moore, Ken Moore (all uncredited)
  • Associate: Morgan Padelford
  • Story Adaptation by Tom Oreb, Maurice Rapf
  • Photoplay Director: Harold D. Schuster
  • Cartoon Director: James Howard
  • Associate Producer: Pierce Peace