Ten Things I Learned from Ichabod and Mr. Toad

22nd June, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Ten Things I Learned from Ichabod and Mr. Toad

1. Even a dog howl can make girls faint if it comes from Ichabod Crane. 2. If you dig out a man covered with sugar only to find he’s angry, putting sugar back over his eyes doesn’t pacify him. 3. If you pray that a criminal will get time off for good behavior, chances are […] Read More

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

Source Material of Fantasia

4th March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Source Material of Fantasia

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor – The animation has as much story as the title of the song does—none. It’s really just abstractions. The latter half has segments of light and violin bows flying around, but there’s simply not much to say about it. Nutcracker Suite – “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” story […] Read More

What’s in a Name? – Fantasia

2nd March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on What’s in a Name? – Fantasia

“Fantasia” is a rather broad musical term that has meant various things throughout time, but it seems to have its roots in improvisation and irregularity. Dictionary.com gives a secondary definition as being “a medley of familiar themes, with variations and interludes.” Apparently this was the definition being used when describing the project originally. Eventually, Fantasia […] Read More