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Bambi (1942)

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Sovereign Cervine Bambi is born and all the woodland creatures come to celebrate and congratulate Bambi’s mother on the birth of the little prince. Wait, what? Why is Bambi a prince? How does this… Continue reading

Fantasia (1940)

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Fantasia is basically one of the coolest things Disney’s created. Ever. There’s also not a lot of social stuff to commentary on, so we’ll be brief. Toccata and Fugue in D Minor It was… Continue reading

Saludos Amigos (1942)/The Three Caballeros (1944)

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Both Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros are portmanteau films, that is, a series of shorts that are tied together by a single theme or premise.  Disney created seven (arguably eight) portmanteau films… Continue reading

Victory Through Air Power (1943)

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Victory Through Air Power was based on a book of the same name by Maj. Alexander P. de Seversky.  Walt had read the book and thought Seversky was swell.  Seversky was a Russian… Continue reading

The Reluctant Dragon (1941)

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The Reluctant Dragon was Disney’s fourth feature film, flanked by Fantasia and Dumbo, and the first to extensively use a combination of animation and live action.  It was also a box office flop. … Continue reading

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

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A woman, overcome with vanity, sends out a man to murder her step-daughter and bring back her heart in a box. At the last minute he finds he has some moral objection to… Continue reading