Alice in Wonderland’s Significance

19th December, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Alice in Wonderland’s Significance

Alice in Wonderland holds the honor of having the most songs in a Disney feature film. Of course, since the songs are typically so short, it is rarely remembered for its music (except for a few songs in particular, such as Unbirthday). Read More

Cinderella’s Significance

20th July, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Cinderella’s Significance

Cinderella marked Disney’s reemergence from package films to full-length features. Of course, it was a somewhat risky venture considering the adding cost, but it ended up being a great success. In order to save on cost, they used live actors to film the sequences and then used them as references for animation. One interesting fact […] Read More

Ichabod and Mr. Toad’s Significance

4th July, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Ichabod and Mr. Toad’s Significance

For me, the most significant aspect of Ichabod and Mr. Toad is that the package films are finally finished (of which I’m not a big fan generally, though the last two I’ve quite enjoyed). The two segments were split off and weren’t really associated with each other for decades until they were finally reunited on […] 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

Fun and Fancy Free’s Significance

18th May, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Fun and Fancy Free’s Significance

Fun and Fancy Free is not the typical acclaimed Disney film. But it did mark several important events. For example, Mickey and Donald had both seen appearances in feature films before (Fantasia and The Three Caballeros), but it was a first for Goofy. It also marked the return of Jiminy Cricket. Also, Fun and Fancy […] 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

The Three Caballeros’ Significance

19th April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on The Three Caballeros’ Significance

The movie marked the official formation of The Three Caballeros, though they have only made periodic appearances with each other since. The film received a few nominations for Academy Awards (relating to audio), but it has not been very celebrated. Widgets Read More

Saludos Amigos’ Significance

8th April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Saludos Amigos’ Significance

Saludos Amigos received Academy Award nominations for Best Sound, Best Original Score, and Best Song, though it didn’t win any of them. While the film was very popular in Latin American countries (apparently one woman in Brazil screamed incessantly for an encore until they finally had to stop a different film and begin Saludos Amigos […] Read More

Bambi’s Significance

25th March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Bambi’s Significance

Bambi isn’t historically notable for very much. The film received three Academy Award nominations (Best Song, Best Sound, and Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture). It wasn’t a financial success initially. One thing of note is that it was the first Disney film where none of the songs were sung by the characters […] Read More

Dumbo’s Significance

15th March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Dumbo’s Significance

In a lot of ways, Dumbo saved Disney from the financial trouble it had from Pinocchio and Fantasia. The film’s initial box office release nearly doubled the cost required to produce it. This is especially impressive as Japan bombed Pearl Harbor only a month and a half after Dumbo was theatrically released—diverting the nation’s attention […] Read More

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