Why Does the Mad Hatter’s Hat say 10/6?

9th January, 2012 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Why Does the Mad Hatter’s Hat say 10/6?

I have a friend from my high school years who bought a hat from Disneyland that was modeled after the Mad Hatter’s hat, so I saw the “10/6” tag a lot. I asked him once what in the world that was supposed to mean. He told me that it was the size of the hat, […] Read More

The Lost Cinderella Songs

8th August, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on The Lost Cinderella Songs

On the most recent release of Cinderella, the DVD contains several songs that were intended for the original movie — some of which were actually storyboarded. I listened to a few, and I was glad for all of the substitutions that they had placed in the finished version. However, there was one song that I […] Read More

If the Shoe Fits… Cinderella’s Glass Slipper

1st August, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on If the Shoe Fits… Cinderella’s Glass Slipper

As the duke mentions, that glass slipper could have fit any number of girls. Well, what if it had fit someone else? Or what if the Cinderella story we all know and love is really just a cover-up by a servant girl who happened to fit into some other lady’s glass slipper? (I’m surprised no […] Read More

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 Magazine’s Take on Fun and Fancy Free

27th May, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Time Magazine’s Take on Fun and Fancy Free

This post brought to you directly out of Time Magazine: “Good fun: the oafish, back-country bears who watch the Bongo triangle square itself. Top-drawer Disney: various dreamlike bits of flowing, beautifully planned motion (notably Bongo’s love-dream and the climax of his fight); the marvelously oily thrusting and gropings of the magical plant as it grows […] Read More

What Could Have Been in Fun and Fancy Free

25th May, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on What Could Have Been in Fun and Fancy Free

There were several ideas for both segments of Fun and Fancy Free that didn’t make it into the final cut. One idea was to have Bongo be part of the same circus as Dumbo. And while Dumbo may not have made a specific appearance, several of the other characters would have – such as the […] Read More

Origins of the Word “Twitterpated”

1st April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Origins of the Word “Twitterpated”

Is twitterpated a word? Sure. But was it a word before Bambi? No. Twitterpated seems to have entered the English language through Disney, and as such an exact definition doesn’t really exist (though they are all along the lines of the way Friend Owl describes it). It sounds like gibberish, and maybe that’s all it […] Read More

Bambi and Hunting

31st March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Bambi and Hunting

Bambi has a pretty clear anti-hunting message. Decades after the original release, it doesn’t seem like a big deal. In fact, it kind of seems like a lot of other “save nature” films that we get these days. At the time, though, sportsmen were upset. The film doesn’t have a single account of natural predators, […] Read More

Elephants and Mice

18th March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Elephants and Mice

Fear of mice is known as musophobia. The belief that elephants are afraid of mice dates back to at least the 1st century, when the Roman Pliny the Elder wrote his Naturalis Historia. In it, he suggests that elephants have an aversion more to rodents than any other creature. While this is considered a folk […] Read More

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice… What is it Really Based On?

8th March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on The Sorcerer’s Apprentice… What is it Really Based On?

Sometimes Disney releases live action movies that are based on the same source material as something they already covered in an animated film. For example, in 1994 Disney released a live action version of the Jungle Book that was completely different than the animated film. But even so, they managed to fit in a line […] Read More

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