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

Why an Apple?

15th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Why an Apple?

We may wonder why the stepmother chose to poison an apple rather than a pear or something. Apples have a special symbolism, perhaps because the word has been used as a generic term for any fruit (for example, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, oranges, and others have all been specifically called a kind of apple at different […] Read More

Source Material of Snow White

11th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Source Material of Snow White

The film attributes the source material to the Brothers Grimm. While it is likely true that their version popularized the story, they merely gathered it from others. Their book was published in 1857, and it is hard to say exactly when the folktale began (in fact, one of the elements of the definition of a […] Read More

Ten Things I Learned from Snow White

8th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Ten Things I Learned from Snow White

Don’t let salespeople in your home—especially if they’re selling apples. If somebody is better looking than you, get over it. If you try to kill her, you’ll probably end up dead. Dwarves who are grumpy have larger noses than those who are happy. You can tell a jewel’s worth by how it sounds when you […] Read More