Melody Time (1948)

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Melody Time = the down home, woodsy and not as good equivalent to Make Mine Music, which, as we all know, was the craphouse pop music version of the much better Fantasia. And… 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

Song of the South (1946)

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Song of the South. Does anybody actually know what this movie is about?! What we knew about Song of the South prior to viewing: uh….it’s racist, and um, ‘zip-a-dee-doo-dah’ and that it combines… Continue reading

Make Mine Music (1946)

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Here’s another one of Disney’s early collections of shorts they strung together and called a feature film. Yay. It’s half “ho hum” dross, half “um, what?” Even so, Disney, never one to disappoint,… 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

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

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

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