Let’s All Make Fun of “Trees”

15th June, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Let’s All Make Fun of “Trees”

I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. Okay, so obviously I’m not a huge fan of the “Trees” segment. But I just had to add this; I thought it was funny. There have been multiple parodies of the poem over time, but this is a stanza by Ogden Nash […] Read More

Time and Place of Melody Time

13th June, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Time and Place of Melody Time

Once Upon a Wintertime This segment seems to be contemporary with the film, so 1948 is about right for the time. As far as location, it could be about anywhere in North America where it snows. Hmm… why not Connecticut? Bumble Boogie This doesn’t exactly take place in a real setting. The Legend of Johnny […] Read More

Source Material of Melody Time

10th June, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Source Material of Melody Time

Once Upon a Wintertime This is an old holiday song that we don’t hear too much anymore. Bumble Boogie This is, of course, based upon “Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Did you know that the song is originally part of an opera? The bumblebee is actually a prince who is turned into an […] Read More

Melody Time’s Significance

8th June, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Melody Time’s Significance

There aren’t a lot of significant aspects about Melody Time other than the fact that brought together several significant singers (the same as Make Mine Music). But here’s something significant: it marked the last Disney classic composed of more than two segments, being the penultimate package film. One thing, while not directly related to Melody […] Read More

What’s in a Name? – Melody Time

6th June, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on What’s in a Name? – Melody Time

The title Melody Time is fairly obvious. A lot of the names from the film either require no explanation or have no explanation (as far as I can figure). For example, Johnny Appleseed got his name from planting apples, Little Toot got his name from the tooting sounds he makes, and Pecos Bill is named […] Read More

Ten Things I Learned from Melody Time

3rd June, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Ten Things I Learned from Melody Time

1. Spraying snow on your date isn’t necessarily the best way of flirting. 2. Roy Rogers draws maps of the United States that makes Texas about 60% of the entire country. 3. Clouds didn’t exist before Johnny Appleseed planted them. 4. If you are about to be attacked by a rattlesnake, simply out-hiss it. It […] Read More

My Take on Melody Time

1st June, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on My Take on Melody Time

Character I identify with: Bumblebee – Sometimes I just feel like I’m in a frenzy trying to escape the pressures of life. Element I wish would have been elaborated: Slue-Foot Sue’s catfish. I mean, if you’re riding a giant catfish down the Rio Grande, there’s got to be a story behind it. Views on the […] Read More

The Best of Times, the Worst of Times – Review of Melody Time

30th May, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on The Best of Times, the Worst of Times – Review of Melody Time

As I’ve mentioned, I’m simply not a fan of the package films. Fun and Fancy Free was something of an exception, perhaps because it only has two segments and both are fairly developed. Nevertheless, Melody Time is a bit different. Some of the segments are completely boring to me, but many of them were quite […] Read More