Time and Place of Make Mine Music

6th May, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Time and Place of Make Mine Music

Make Mine Music, as a package film, is impossible to place in a single time and location. So I’ll take a brief look at each segment: “The Martins and the Coys” Based on the source material, I place this one in West Virginia/Kentucky in the late 1800’s. “Blue Bayou” Since there isn’t any indication of […] Read More

Source Material of Make Mine Music

4th May, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Source Material of Make Mine Music

All of the segments are based on the songs which they feature. There are three that I feel are significant enough to mention individually, however: The Martins and the Coys is based off of a historic feud by the Hatfields and the McCoys in West Virginia and Kentucky. There were two initial murders that began […] Read More

Make Mine Music’s Significance

2nd May, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Make Mine Music’s Significance

One of the unique things about Make Mine Music is that of all of the older Disney films, it is the only one that hasn’t been released on home video more than a single time. And even then, it wasn’t released in its entirety. You can decide what that means about how Disney feels about […] Read More

What’s in a Name? – Make Mine Music

29th April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on What’s in a Name? – Make Mine Music

Since the text and naming in Make Mine Music is very simple, I don’t have much too say in this section. I did think it was interesting to make note of the term cat from “All the Cats Join In.” Hip cat was a term used by the jazz crowd in the 40s that is […] Read More

Ten Things I Learned from Make Mine Music

27th April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Ten Things I Learned from Make Mine Music

1. A stork can displace a lot of water with just its feet. 2. Fingers dancing on a piano look an awful lot like legs. 3. Singing whales can move quite agilely. 4. Don’t give a duck a gun. 5. If you’re a hat for sale on a display, don’t fall in love with the […] Read More

My Take on Make Mine Music

25th April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on My Take on Make Mine Music

Character I identify with: One of the kids in “All the Cats Join In.” He’s the one that gets distracted and then gets hit in the head with a football. I’m not a very good dancer, but I sure get distracted easily. And hit by footballs (figuratively, anyways). Element I wish would have been elaborated: […] Read More

The Poor Man’s Fantasia – Review of Make Mine Music

22nd April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on The Poor Man’s Fantasia – Review of Make Mine Music

Make Mine Music was released in 1946. World War II had ended, which was good, but Disney wasn’t able to pull the funds together for a full-length animated film. So to keep the feature film department up and running, it released several package films with multiple shorts that ran together. So while it is similar […] Read More