Time and Place of Alice in Wonderland

2nd January, 2012 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Time and Place of Alice in Wonderland

I’m not sure that Alice in Wonderland can be placed definitively, mostly since the majority of the action takes place in a fantasy world. However, in the scene where Alice is with her sister I don’t think it’s such a bad thing to place the story contemporary with Lewis Carroll and in the same setting. […] Read More

Time and Place of Cinderella

25th July, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Time and Place of Cinderella

I definitely place Cinderella in France. For one thing, that is where Perrault was from (who wrote the version that the Disney version is based off of). There are a few other references, such as the term château or Jaq’s name. Determining where in France is much more difficult. To determine where, it’s best to […] Read More

Time and Place of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

8th July, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Time and Place of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

The Wind in the Willows The location is obviously England. Where in England is a little more difficult. Initially I thought to take a look at the places in the song “Merrily on Our Way,” but the locations were a little scattered. And besides, the song is rather nonsensical anyways. There is a part of […] 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

Time and Place of Fun and Fancy Free

23rd May, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Time and Place of Fun and Fancy Free

Obviously the Jiminy Cricket portions of the story take place in modern day (1947 – when the movie was released) Hollywood. The Bongo segment is a bit difficult to place, but considering the fact that it’s about a circus and whatnot, the 1930’s seems appropriate. Since Sinclair Lewis published the original story in 1936, that […] Read More

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

Time and Place of The Three Caballeros

21st April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Time and Place of The Three Caballeros

The Three Caballeros is a little difficult to place because there are multiple segments. The overall arc seems to be related to Donald’ s birthday party, however, so that is where I will focus. Donald’s birthday is recognized as June 9, 1934 (the day of his debut in a short film). Therefore, his birthday party […] Read More

Time and Place of Saludos Amigos

12th April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Time and Place of Saludos Amigos

There isn’t much to explain here; the film explains itself. The four segments take place in Lake Titicaca, Bolivia; Chile (and the Aconcagua mountain, Argentina); the Argentine Pampas; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As the film is based off of the Disney crew’s trip around Latin America, I place the film’s time as contemporary with […] Read More

Time and Place of Bambi

29th March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Time and Place of Bambi

Felix Salten was from Austria, thus it would make sense to say that his book takes place in Austria. Disney made one change that makes a lot of difference in placing the setting of the film, however. In the book, Bambi is a roe deer, which is native to Europe. Since Roe deer don’t live […] Read More

Time and Place of Dumbo

17th March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Time and Place of Dumbo

Dumbo gives pretty good clues as to location and timing of the film. Of course, it’s hard to miss the fact that Mr. Stork actually looks down upon a map of the United States and sees the circus train traveling through Florida. It is possible that most of the events happen outside of Florida after […] Read More

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