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

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

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

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