Time Magazine’s Take on Fun and Fancy Free

27th May, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Time Magazine’s Take on Fun and Fancy Free

This post brought to you directly out of Time Magazine: “Good fun: the oafish, back-country bears who watch the Bongo triangle square itself. Top-drawer Disney: various dreamlike bits of flowing, beautifully planned motion (notably Bongo’s love-dream and the climax of his fight); the marvelously oily thrusting and gropings of the magical plant as it grows […] Read More

Fun and Fancy Free’s Significance

18th May, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Fun and Fancy Free’s Significance

Fun and Fancy Free is not the typical acclaimed Disney film. But it did mark several important events. For example, Mickey and Donald had both seen appearances in feature films before (Fantasia and The Three Caballeros), but it was a first for Goofy. It also marked the return of Jiminy Cricket. Also, Fun and Fancy […] Read More

What’s in a Name? – Fun and Fancy Free

16th May, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on What’s in a Name? – Fun and Fancy Free

There’s not too much to say here. The name Fun and Fancy Free comes from the song “I’m a Happy-Go-Lucky Fellow.” The song was actually written for Pinocchio originally, but it was unused for that film. Most of the characters are pre-existing, so their names are not new for this movie. For example: Jiminy Cricket, […] Read More

Time and Place of The Three Caballeros

21st April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Time and Place of The Three Caballeros

The Three Caballeros is a little difficult to place because there are multiple segments. The overall arc seems to be related to Donald’ s birthday party, however, so that is where I will focus. Donald’s birthday is recognized as June 9, 1934 (the day of his debut in a short film). Therefore, his birthday party […] Read More

The Three Caballeros’ Significance

19th April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on The Three Caballeros’ Significance

The movie marked the official formation of The Three Caballeros, though they have only made periodic appearances with each other since. The film received a few nominations for Academy Awards (relating to audio), but it has not been very celebrated. Amazon.com Widgets Read More

Ten Things I Learned from The Three Caballeros

15th April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Ten Things I Learned from The Three Caballeros

1. You can get away with using a Spanish word in the title of a movie and never explaining what it means. 2. Hitting someone with a mallet makes them tiny. 3. Blowing into your finger can make you big. 4. The best gift you can give is yourself—even if it’s a first time introduction […] Read More

My Take on The Three Caballeros

14th April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on My Take on The Three Caballeros

Character I identify with: Pablo – When it is cold, I wish it is hot. When it is hot, I wish it is cold. But I like the heat more than the cold. Element I wish would have been elaborated: The Flying Gauchito. Quite frankly, that was pretty interesting stuff. Views on the villain: What […] Read More

Two Too Many – Review of The Three Caballeros

13th April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Two Too Many – Review of The Three Caballeros

I was excited for The Three Caballeros, but I was disappointed. The beginning segments were interesting, especially the penguin and gaucho minis. Of course, I was looking forward to José Carioca and Panchito Pistoles making appearances, but their segments weren’t so great. The ending especially disturbed me. What in the world was Donald doing, chasing […] Read More