The Legend of Johnny Appleseed

Wilfred Jackson (1948)

The Legend of Johnny Appleseed is an animated short musical segment from Walt Disney’s 1948 film Melody Time. It is narrated by Dennis Day and is based on the American frontiersman John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. It is also included on the 2001 direct to video, VHS, and DVD release Disney’s American Legends.

Johnny Appleseed is the main protagonist from the Legend of Johnny Appleseed, that is a segment of the 1948 Disney package film Melody Time, and is a 1955 standalone film, that can be found on The Wonderful World of Disney.

John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Ontario, as well as the northern counties of present-day West Virginia.

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