Source Material of Dumbo

16th March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Source Material of Dumbo

The story for Dumbo came originally from a toy called a “Roll-A-Book.” It was a device that would display different pictures as knobs on the side were turned, showing images to tell a story. The story was called “Dumbo the Flying Elephant” and is credited to Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl, author and illustrator (respectively). […] Read More

Time and Place of Pinocchio

24th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Time and Place of Pinocchio

Pinocchio doesn’t require nearly as much guesswork as Snow White did to place it, primarily because the source material is a book rather than a folktale. Carlo Collodi, the author, lived and died in Florence, Italy. The subject of his book also seems to take place in the surrounding area, known as Tuscany. In fact, […] Read More