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The working title of this film was Cobana, although some production charts also listed it as Cubana. The above plot synopsis and credits were taken from a cutting continuity located in copyright records. In 1942, Motion Picture Herald reviewed this film under the title Song of the Lagoon. Flying with Music was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Music (Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture), and Best Song for "Pennies for Peppino." Flying with Music was one of Hal Roach's "streamlined features," a series of short comedies intended to fill the second half of a double bill. The first streamlined feature was the 1941 film Tanks a Million (see below).