So Dear to My Heart

1948 US partly-animated Disney film directed by Hamilton Luske and Harold D. Schuster

So Dear to My Heart is a 1948 movie produced by Walt Disney. It was released nationwide on January 19, 1949. The movie combines animation and live action. It is based on the Sterling North book Midnight and Jeremiah.

So Dear to My Heart
Directed byHarold D. Schuster
Hamilton Luske
Written byKen Anderson
John Tucker Battle
Marc Davis
Bill Peet
Maurice Rapf
Ted Sears
Sterling North
Produced byWalt Disney
Perce Pearce
StarringBobby Driscoll
Luana Patten
Beulah Bondi
Burl Ives
CinematographyWinton C. Hoch
Edited byLloyd L. Richardson
Thomas Scott
Music byEliot Daniel
Irving Berlin
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Warner Bros. (Today)
Buena Vista Distribution
Release dates
November 29, 1948 (1948-11-29)
(Chicago premiere)
January 19, 1949 (1949-01-19)
(United States)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States



The movie was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song for Burl Ives's version of the 17th-century English folk song "Lavender Blue". It lost to "Baby, It's Cold Outside" from Neptune's Daughter.

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