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

My Take on Make Mine Music

25th April, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on My Take on Make Mine Music

Character I identify with: One of the kids in “All the Cats Join In.” He’s the one that gets distracted and then gets hit in the head with a football. I’m not a very good dancer, but I sure get distracted easily. And hit by footballs (figuratively, anyways). Element I wish would have been elaborated: […] 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

Source Material of Pinocchio

23rd February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Source Material of Pinocchio

Pinocchio was adapted from Carlo Collodi’s book. Originally Collodi was writing an allegory of a more serious note. This creates one of the most drastic differences between the original and the Disney film, for Pinocchio was much more mischievous in Collodi’s story, whereas he is simply ignorant (and innocent) in the Disney version. For example, […] Read More

What’s in a Name? – Pinocchio

21st February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on What’s in a Name? – Pinocchio

Pinocchio, having an Italian setting, includes lots of characters with Italian-related names. For example, Pinocchio means “pine wood.” It doesn’t sound as appealing, but you must admit it is quite practical. Monstro is also like this—just a foreign word for monster. Most of the characters, such as the fox, didn’t have a name in the […] Read More

Ten Things I Learned from Pinocchio

18th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Ten Things I Learned from Pinocchio

1. If you leave your window open at night, a fairy might enter your house. 2. Never give a cat a mallet—or a cigarette and alcohol. 3. Telling lies may make your nose grow longer, but telling enough lies will make eggs appear out of thin air. This is useful to know if you are […] Read More

My Take on Pinocchio

17th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on My Take on Pinocchio

Character I identify with: Pinocchio – The poor guy just doesn’t seem to have a clue sometimes. But he’s happy in his ignorance, at least. Element I wish would have been elaborated: How in the world did Geppetto end up in the belly of a whale? Views on the villain: Which one? There are so […] Read More