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

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

Posting Frequency

23rd July, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Posting Frequency

Due to time constraints, I will only be posting on the DisAnim blog once per week for the immediate future. If you have any questions, please contact me: disanim (at) disanim (dot) com Read More

Source Material of Cinderella

22nd July, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Source Material of Cinderella

Cinderella’s roots come from a fairytale, of course. You probably knew this, but you might not have known how deep and far-reaching those roots actually are. Cinderella-type stories have appeared in ancient Egypt and Greece (perhaps the Disney version is nodding to that by the inclusion of the book by Plato and Homer that the […] 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

What’s in a Name? – Cinderella

18th July, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on What’s in a Name? – Cinderella

It wasn’t until I was in the Dominican Republic and I heard Cinderella’s name in Spanish did the meaning ever really hit me. Cenicienta is the Spanish version—ceniza means ash. At first it took me back a bit, but then I realized that cinder in English also means ash (well… sort of, but at least […] Read More

Ten Things I Learned from Cinderella

15th July, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Ten Things I Learned from Cinderella

1. If you’re too desperate for your children to get married, they’ll probably end up marrying someone from the exact opposite social class. 2. If you are already holding as many corn kernels as you can, don’t try to pick one more up—especially if there is a cat on the loose. 3. It’s important to […] Read More

My Take on Cinderella

13th July, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on My Take on Cinderella

Character I identify with: Gus – He has a big heart, but he’s oblivious to every danger around him. Element I wish would have been elaborated: Cinderella’s childhood. It just seems a bit rushed in the beginning like that. Views on the villain: She’s very controlled, and that makes her very dangerous. She’s also very […] Read More

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes – Review of Cinderella

11th July, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes – Review of Cinderella

When Cinderella was released, it was hailed as returning to Disney’s successful roots with Snow White. Aside from the focus on a princess-fairytale story, it did have several other comparisons. For example, it was Disney’s reemergence into the full-length animated film scene, and it was perhaps just as risky as Snow White was. If Cinderella […] 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

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