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

Ten Things I Learned from Make Mine Music

27th April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Ten Things I Learned from Make Mine Music

1. A stork can displace a lot of water with just its feet. 2. Fingers dancing on a piano look an awful lot like legs. 3. Singing whales can move quite agilely. 4. Don’t give a duck a gun. 5. If you’re a hat for sale on a display, don’t fall in love with the […] 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

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

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

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

Classic Music Meets Classic Animation – Review of Fantasia

25th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Classic Music Meets Classic Animation – Review of Fantasia

Simply put, Fantasia is a different kind of movie. Growing up, I thought it was extremely boring. When I got into high school and was a member of the band, classical music was more interesting to me. The movie wasn’t so bad then. All these years later, I wondered if my viewing would revert to […] Read More