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

Make Mine Music’s Significance

2nd May, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Make Mine Music’s Significance

One of the unique things about Make Mine Music is that of all of the older Disney films, it is the only one that hasn’t been released on home video more than a single time. And even then, it wasn’t released in its entirety. You can decide what that means about how Disney feels about […] Read More

Origins of the Word “Twitterpated”

1st April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Origins of the Word “Twitterpated”

Is twitterpated a word? Sure. But was it a word before Bambi? No. Twitterpated seems to have entered the English language through Disney, and as such an exact definition doesn’t really exist (though they are all along the lines of the way Friend Owl describes it). It sounds like gibberish, and maybe that’s all it […] Read More

Pinocchio’s Significance

22nd February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Pinocchio’s Significance

I suspect that Pinocchio’s original significance lay in its animation techniques. In an environment where animated feature films were a novelty, every improvement was revolutionary. Its existence at all was significant. And while not originally the financial success that Snow White was, Pinocchio was received well critically. In a 26 February 1940 article in Time […] Read More