Silly Symphonies series
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Directed by Rudolf Ising
Vernon Stallings
Produced by Walt Disney
Hugh Harman
Story by Pinto Colvig
Jonathan Caldwell
Maurice Day
Music by Scott Bradley
Animation by Lee Blair
Thomas McKimson
Carl Urbano
Jim Pabian
Pete Burness
Michael Lah
Melvin Shaw
Rollin Hamilton
Frank Smith
Layouts by Don Smith
John Niendorff
Maurice Day
Backgrounds by Art Riley
Don Schaffer
Studio Walt Disney Productions
Harman-Ising Pictures
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 Donald's Golf Game
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]


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


  1. "Merbabies"., July 1, 2014

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