What’s in a Name? – Cinderella

18th July, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on What’s in a Name? – Cinderella

It wasn’t until I was in the Dominican Republic and I heard Cinderella’s name in Spanish did the meaning ever really hit me. Cenicienta is the Spanish version—ceniza means ash. At first it took me back a bit, but then I realized that cinder in English also means ash (well… sort of, but at least […] Read More

What’s in a Name? – The Three Caballeros

18th April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on What’s in a Name? – The Three Caballeros

A caballero is a gentleman. For example, it is the word often used on restrooms for men. Sometimes you will also see it as knight (such as Caballeros del Zodiaco). I think that this was closer to the original meaning, as caballo means horse. Thus literally: the horseman. Panchito Pistoles’ full name is Panchito Romero […] 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

What’s in a Name? – Saludos Amigos

7th April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on What’s in a Name? – Saludos Amigos

Saludos Amigos simply means “Hello Friends.” There aren’t very many characters to explore the meaning of their names, and some have names with English equivalents, but otherwise are of no significance (such as Pedro, which means Peter). The origin of the name Titicaca is unknown, though some have translated it as “Rock Puma,” because the […] Read More

Disney Crosses with Politics: Review of Saludos Amigos

4th April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Disney Crosses with Politics: Review of Saludos Amigos

This was the first film in the series that I hadn’t previously seen, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I understood from reading around that it was going to have several clips rather than a single coherent plot, which helped prepare me a bit. I wasn’t expecting a narrator explaining things in a touristy […] Read More