A film or television show which features the characters singing as a means of conveying the story, their emotions or as comedy.

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Why do kids shows have so many musical numbers

.....or why do shows for adults lack musical numbers? In watching TV with my nieces on Nickelodeon and Disney it seems that musical numbers are not uncommon. In contrast, except for shows dedicated ...
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How much is scripted/choreographed in Grease?

There are many little things in the movie Grease that make me wonder what was choreographed, what was accidental, what was just left in to avoid doing a re-take, or what was left up to the performers ...
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Identify history of rock animated film

I'm trying to remember the name of an animated film, starred by a female character, who lives through the history of rock. The film contains dozens of song from different decades. The character has ...
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What movie has characters singing about the Ed Sullivan Show?

A long time ago, I saw parts of a very strange movie on TV. It appeared to either be in or take place in the same era as films like Singin' In The Rain, and like that film it too was a musical. I ...
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10yr old orphan plays music on stage to reunite his parents, pretty famous movie

This one movie where the poor guy falls for the rich girl, have a relationship, but the girls father takes her away after learning she is pregnant. The baby is dumped in an orphanage who grows up ...
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History of the music video?

Obviously in the United States, the music video was spectacularly thrust into prominence in the early 1980's (1981 IIRC) with the inaugural episode of Music Television (Now MTV), which originally ...
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Help me remember a black and white movie with a song that became a jazz standard

This was a black and white "B" or "C" film of the 40s or 50s. It was known for introducing a song that became a jazz standard. A 25 to 30 year old man is singing a song to a 10 to 12 year old girl ...
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When and why did the decline of Musicals in American Cinema happen?

It seems to me that musicals are much less common in the American Film Industry these days in comparison to the 30's, 40's, and 50's. Of course, I'm not saying that they never make musicals (e.g. ...
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What is the meaning of the red flag in Les Miserables?

When the people run riot at General Lamarque's funeral and when the people man the barricades a few of them are waving red flags. I assume the flag is a symbol of the revolution. Is there something ...