Category Archive: The Man

Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue (1953)

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Firstly, it is imperative that you roll your “R”s while reading this and attempt a bad Scottish accent–even if you can do a great one. Why a bad one? Because, secondly, the movie… Continue reading

Treasure Island (1950)

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Treasure Island–Disney’s 1950 ‘boys’ movie True story, Disney was a little worried that they were going to lose the little boy market with all these princesses and effeminate dragons (black, fire-breathing sea dragons… Continue reading

Fun and Fancy Free (1947)

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Fun and Fancy Free–Violence, Violence and More Violence Fun and Fancy Free was one of those Post-WWII Disney features where they basically decided to scrap the idea of making one long film, and… Continue reading

World War 2 Shorts (1941-45)

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Softening the Blow of Being Drafted With the Pearl Harbor attacks America was suddenly involved in a war it had resisted entering. So Disney set out to soften the blow, and promote the… Continue reading

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

Filmed Under the Auspices of the Office of the Coordinator for Inter-American Affairs (1940s)

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During the twentieth century an approach to helping the poor of the third world really came into prominence which focused on education. The idea was based upon the adage “Give a man a fish… 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

Jumbo Jr. (1941)

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  Dumbo for Radicals Dumbo is clearly an allegory for overcoming the oppression that “The Man” (or bourgeoisie, if you want to go old skool) puts upon the people. We decided to entitle… Continue reading