Source Material of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

6th July, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Source Material of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

The Wind in the Willows This children’s book was published in 1908 and written by Kenneth Grahame. Cyril Proudbottom and Mr. Winkie are both Disney additions to the story. In fact, Disney’s version focuses primarily on Mr. Toad, but the original book had important sections that were completely without him. In fact, a mystical segment […] Read More

The Best of Times, the Worst of Times – Review of Melody Time

30th May, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on The Best of Times, the Worst of Times – Review of Melody Time

As I’ve mentioned, I’m simply not a fan of the package films. Fun and Fancy Free was something of an exception, perhaps because it only has two segments and both are fairly developed. Nevertheless, Melody Time is a bit different. Some of the segments are completely boring to me, but many of them were quite […] Read More

Ten Things I Learned from Fun and Fancy Free

13th May, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Ten Things I Learned from Fun and Fancy Free

1. A good story can change the shape of inanimate objects such as a doll or teddy bear. 2. Having no beans is better than having three beans if you’re starving to death. 3. Just because you get a good slap on the face doesn’t mean that you’re in trouble – it might mean that […] Read More

Review of Fun and Fancy Free

9th May, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Review of Fun and Fancy Free

Fun and Fancy Free is exactly what the title purports it to be. It’s a very lighthearted piece, full of hilarious gags and asides (especially the “Mickey and the Beanstalk” segment). Both segments were intended to be their own full-length movie but got thrown together as a package film instead. I think that the shortened […] Read More

The Poor Man’s Fantasia – Review of Make Mine Music

22nd April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on The Poor Man’s Fantasia – Review of Make Mine Music

Make Mine Music was released in 1946. World War II had ended, which was good, but Disney wasn’t able to pull the funds together for a full-length animated film. So to keep the feature film department up and running, it released several package films with multiple shorts that ran together. So while it is similar […] 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

Source Material of Bambi

28th March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Source Material of Bambi

Bambi is based off a book by Felix Salten called Bambi: A Life in the Woods. Since Salten was Austrian, the book was originally written in German and was translated into English a short time later. It was hugely popular, both in Austria and America (where it became book of the month). MGM studios originally […] Read More

Ten Things I Learned from Bambi

23rd March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Ten Things I Learned from Bambi

1. Saying “bird” is enough to graduate you from mute to talking status. 2. The phrase “It happened!” is synonymous with “A baby was born!” 3. You can’t fall in love until someone explains what “twitterpated” is. But once someone does, you have about five minutes before you run in to a female and are […] Read More

My Take on Bambi

22nd March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on My Take on Bambi

Character I identify with: Flower – I’m bashful, quiet, and feel like hibernating all winter. Element I wish would have been elaborated: The effects of the death of Bambi’s mother. I know that it’s a children’s movie, but she’s all but forgotten from the movie about one minute after she dies. Views on the villain: […] Read More

Review of Bambi

21st March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Review of Bambi

Growing up, Bambi was the one Disney film that I simply didn’t like at all. It had too few words and actions. And the songs were all serious and somber. I returned now as an adult with both trepidation and excitement. I suspected that at the very least, I would be able to appreciate the […] Read More

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