MUSICAL STORYTELLING part 3:Silly Symphonies

MUSICAL STORYTELLING part 3

Today for part III i begin where i left off on the Disney classics.  It is the nature of Disney movies to seem to find a way to tell us a story that makes feel like a kid again.  It is the pure Disney magic and charm that has kept it alive for such a long time as i talk about the connections of music in Disney animated classics today which strikes me that truly connects you by its music alone so much so that Walt Disney called the directors room  the music room as you never did story-point without it as music is the language that goes beyond the spoken word in classic Disney animated movies and animated shorts. So today i talk aobut the roots of Disney animated classics with Silly Symphonies. Its all the roots today as i go into a new dive for part III of these animated classics and Disney classics.

MUSICAL STORYTELLING part 3:Silly Symphonies

THe Skeleton Dance

 A Walt Disney SILLY SYMPHONY Cartoon Short. The powers of darkness are abroad one dark & stormy night. In a lonely churchyard as graves open up as Skeletons Dance is performed by four Skeletons who exhibit terpsichorean skills. It was 1928 when this short was released when sound entered the door as this short little delightful gem. The choreography of the Skeleton dance is very funny and delightful as one gets the feeling that this group of young animators was truly having fun when making this little film. It’s a delightful start to the range of ten years of magic to come from Walt Disney for The SILLY SYMPHONIES shorts.

Flowers and Trees

The first Silly Symphony to to be made in Technicolour, Flowers and Trees remains ever timeless among the classics of The SILLY SYMPHONIES shorts as its the frist to win an Oscar for best animated short. It is still a marvel to behold as its the frist of these animated shorts in color. Disney’s first Silly Symphonies cartoon made with three-strip Technicolor was a wonder at its time as the flowers and trees and birds and nature all sing a tone as its simply a fun little short gem.
Music Land (1935)

The story of Music Land is that of when Princess Violin and Prince Sax fall in love with each other, but they belong to two feuding kingdoms the land of symphony and the Isle of Jazz. It is loosely based on Romeo and Juliet with a happy ending. It is a sweet musical treat for those who are fans of classical and jazz music as both are heavy in the short. It’s a fun little short that may be one fun little musical gem.

The Night Before Christmas(1933)

“The Night before Christmas continues the story of the story of Santa’s Workshop but this time jolly old Saint Nicholas is leaving presents. This is a nostalgic cartoon short is one of the best Christmas themed animated shorts all time as it’s such a charming little short. Santa Claus sneaking into a house full of little sleeping children and begins to work by decorating the Christmas tree, using the toys he brought to life from his bag as each toy moves around and comes to life. The Night before Christmas is a sweet Silly Symphony based on the humorous, charming poem that you will simply enjoy to watch.

Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938)

This was a wonderful idea for a Disney (or non-Disney) cartoon. It was very creative to portray the latest Hollywood stars as characters from the classic nursery rhymes as this fun little twist really on these classic tales. Movie mavens will love spotting & naming each animated celebrity as it has so many wonderful legends of this period and era. for the record is a listing of the celebrity spoofs: Katharine Hepburn as Little Bo Peep; Hugh Herbert as Old King Cole; Groucho, Chico & Harpo Marx as the Fiddlers Three; Ned Sparks as the King’s Jester; Joe Penner as the King’s Servant; Donald Duck as himself; Charles Laughton, Spencer Tracy & Freddie Bartholomew as the 3 Men In A Tub; W. C. Fields as Humpty Dumpty; Charlie McCarthy as himself; Stan Laurel as Simple Simon; Oliver Hardy as the Pieman; Edward G. Robinson & Greta Garbo in See Saw Margery Daw; Wallace Beery as Little Boy Blue; Edna May Oliver, Mae West & ZaSu Pitts as the trumpeters; Clark Gable as the flautist; George Arliss as the saxophonist; Joe E. Brown & Martha Raye as the jitterbug dancers. Apparently, unedited versions of the cartoon also feature ‘appearances’ by Fred Astaire, Cab Calloway, Eddie Cantor, Stepin Fetchit & Fats Waller as all these cameos are simply put into the tale in a wonderful way. The premise is a series of Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes acted out by popular Hollywood celebrities of the 1930’s is one of the most different of Disney animated shorts. Its simply a marvelous little gem of an animated classic.

Today i talk about the third part of this series as today i break-down four of the Silly Symphonies was a series of animated short films produced by Walt Disney Productions from 1929 to 1939 as unlike the Mickey mouse shorts these shorts were Silly  did not have recurring characters and each one was depicted as a standalone productions with stories based on classic books. It’s simply a marvelous series of shorts. I talked for three parts Disney’s epic musical story-telling wonders and gems of Disney animation. This today ends our adventure as we end where the story began for them all.  I feel to explore the magic of Disney in the future i may return the worlds of Disney in the future until next time into the movie magic.

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MUSICAL STORYTELLING part 2

MUSICAL STORYTELLING part 2

Today for part II i begin where i left off on the Disney classics.  It is the nature of Disney movies to seem to find a way to tell us a story that makes feel like a kid again.  It is the pure Disney magic and charm that has kept it alive for such a long time as i talk about the connections of music in Disney animated classics today which strikes me that truly connects you by its music alone so much so that Walt Disney called the directors room the music room as you never did story-point without it as music is the language that goes beyond the spoken word in classic Disney animated movies and animated shorts.   So i hope you enjoy my talk about it today for the second chapter as i dive further into the  musical story-telling of Disney classics for its second chapter you will see further how Disney made music key to the movie and short i hope you enjoy this look.

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Dumbo

Dumbo is a favorite among Pixar’s brain trust as it features all the hallmarks that would characterize the studio’s own flims it has great characters  and a story full of warmth and a lot of heart. This movie turns 76 years old today as it has not only inspired pixar but countless over the years. Dumbo was the flim was the little flim that did big things much like dumbo. The movie’s hero as the studios past efforts of Pinocchio and Fantasia were flops upon their release as this movie was made a b-picture on cheaper budget it became a huge hit as their frist hit animated movie snice snow white.  Its a simple story of the ugly duckling retold in a new way.

 

Dumbo is the shortest feature films Disney produced it arguably possesses more memorable moments than any of their other movies. From the stork delivering newborn babies which we see baby mine song playing as you feel for dumbo and its mother as both suffer so much.  It has some of best songs of the period compared to the cloyingly sweet music of the other Disney films made in the 1940s the songs all possess an infectious and poppy lightness When I See an Elephant Fly, Elephants on Parade and Song of the Roustabouts are all numbers that will be bouncing around your head for days afterwards as i do see this score has many diffrent tones that all stand out.  It is films like Dumbo that made me fall in love with animation in the first place as this classic is simply a classic in every right that will charm you instantly. It’s a classic you should see today.

Bambi

Bambi stands among the best of animated flims all time. Its opening scene where the  multi-plane camera glides through a quiet forest until the stirring forest fire climax. Walt Disney’s Bambi is a jewel of a movie that touches upon nature in the circle of life. Its the shortest of animated flims. It has a wonderful musical score with four musical songs. love is a song opens up the movie as its an enjoyable little song. Little April Shower is a song that feels most repeatable of its songs. Let’s Sing a Gay Little Spring Song is its spring song which plays for spring its a very charming little song.  Looking For Romance is another charming song about love in the movie. Bambi is a simply marvelous little classic gem.

Cinderella

Walt Disney’s CINDERELLA takes the fairy-tale classic with humor and suspense while retaining the tale’s essential charm of the fairy-tale. The  songs  of the movie which are Bibbidy-Bobbidy-Boo” and “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes among its the work song all make such simple joy and CINDERELLA song is such a wonderfully repeated often song in this classic gem. “Cinderella” is one of the classics produced by Disney that belongs not only to my childhood as simply its a fun little gem of a movie.

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland is, without a doubt one of the most original, distinctive, imaginative and creative movies Disney ever made as its simply one of my favorite animated movies all time. This version on Alice in Wonderland is one of the best takes of the classic book. In an effort to retain some of Carroll’s imaginative verses and poems, Disney commissioned top songwriters to compose songs built around them for use in the film. A record number of potential songs were written for the film based on Carroll’s verses as each song is done with the verses in mind they are fun songs that are fresh and different. The cast of voice actors all give out such wonderful performances. Alice in Wonderland is, by far, the most inventive and original of all the Disney animated classics as it’s simply a marvelous classic.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan is undoubtedly one of the best of Disney’s films. Peter Pan has its virtues as its a return to form Alice in wonderland driven by thought provoking ideas, some appealing characters, and memorable music with charming songs that all match the charm of many other Disney classics.  Peter Pan is truly one of the best of Disney classics all time as simply its a marvelous must see movie all time.

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Today i talk about the second part of a big epic break-down of Disney classics. I will go into a diffrent trait next part as i simply find the many beats to connect to the next set of Disney animated classics. I hope you enjoyed part one as i simply tried my best do something new on my blog for this feature artcle as next time i am gone into the worlds of silly symphony for part 3.Its time for another adventure into Disney magic next time.

Musical Storytelling

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To begin my story. It begins as me as a boy. I went to Wal-Mart i seen the tape of The little mermaid. I was wanting to see this movie so bad. It was just something about that drew me to this movie. I put on at my grandmother’s house as i sat back and watched it. I never seen it  such a magically charming movie like that as it was just pure and simple story that was purely magical to watch. I recall afterward often as a boy going to the store to buy a new Disney movie. It is the nature of Disney movies to seem to find a way to tell us a story that makes feel like a kid again.  It is the pure Disney magic and charm that has kept it alive for such a long time as i talk about the connections of music in Disney animated classics today which strikes me that truly connects you by its music alone so much so that Walt Disney called the directors room the music room as you never did story-point without it as music is the language that goes beyond the spoken word in classic Disney animated movies.  So i hope you enjoy my talk about it today.

Musical Storytelling

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snow white and seven dwarfs begins everything of Disney traits to come even its musical connections to a bigger scale. Its where everything started for Disney animated classics.  Snow white starts with its title music which is a storybook theme to a book as we intro to its world.  Its storybook to where see the world of snow white open up to the castle with the the wicked queen. The queen is told about snow white being fairest in the land.

Snow white is doing here chores as normal for her as we begin to see her. She is singing somewhat as we intro to her. Its the frist song of movie which is a very simple fun song that bridges us into her. Its a simply fun little charming song as she sings to the birds.  The Prince, riding by the castle, hears her voice and is enchanted by it. He climbs over the castle wall. unseen by Snow White, who is singing to her reflection at the bottom of a well. The Prince joins in the singing, which startles and surprises Snow White; she runs indoors, but when he pleads for her to return she comes to the balcony and listens as he sings “One Song” to her. Unseen by both, the Queen watches from her window high above. Its simply a marvelous intro to it.

The Queen summons the Huntsman, whom she orders to take Snow White far into the forest, and kill her; she demands the girl’s heart as proof. The Huntsman is reluctant to do so, but is bound by his orders; he takes Snow White deep into the forest, where he lets her gather flowers as he refuses to kill her as he takes pig heart to bring to the queen. Its score here really does make you have many diffrent feelings.

we see her run trough the forest the soundtrack roars into bigger epic score.  Its a tension filled score and moments as she runs trough forest in fright.   she is met by the creatures of forest.

snow white sings to them a smile and song as we see the little birds and other creatures of forest.  she was ashamed of the fear she showed. the birds remind her they sing a song. its brightens the picture up form the darkness moments.  she sings “With a Smile and a Song” and asks them if they know of a place where she can stay they lead her to the cabin. This song is a very fun song that brings cheer after the gloom.

snow white sings whistle while you work as she sings as she cleans up the cabin of the the Seven Dwarfs as we then see one of the softest songs of movie as i feel its really a charming song that makes you happy and cheerful for snow white.  we next see in next scene the  the Seven Dwarfs whom are singing , singing “Heigh-Ho as they work then return home to find snow white.

they find snow white in their home as they are uneasy with her. we feel for her again but they are not so mean as they seem they welcome her. they are told to clean up by her for dinner as they do even grumpy whom is bit less willing to her then the others. they all are happy afterward but grumpy singing the silly song.

She then sings “Some Day My Prince Will Come” (referring to her romance with the Prince) before sending them up to bed for the night. Its another wishful and cheerful moment.

Queen prepares the poisoned apple and, dismissing the possibility that Snow White may be revived by ‘love’s first kiss as she walks into forest towards snow white. Its dark tone of its musical beats.

After the dwarfs have left the cottage, the Queen in disguise goes to Snow White and offers her the poisoned apple in which she tells is a magic wishing apple as she takes a bite.It turns the music darker as we see the scene unfold it really makes us weep.

we intro to the moments where snow white is sleeping in the casket as all animals see her sleeping. its the moments where we feel really sad for snow white as we feel all hope is lost. It was moment many stars cried out as they felt so sad when it first was shown on screens. we cut to prince kissing her as they save her the movie ends as she lives happy ever-after. It is where we all cheer as she lives happy at the end.

Pinocchio

The film opens with Jiminy Cricket singing When You Wish Upon A Star as he sits on a bookshelf, on which can be found various literary classics, such as Peter PanAlice in Wonderland and Pinocchio, which is given a place of prominence.  It makes us see frist song of this wonderful classic as we see the award winning when you wish upon a star.
The little fun musical beats of the Little Wooden Head  we meet Gepetto whom is a very happy old man having fun with his puppet. Its the frist see of Pinocchio before. He says its time for bed as we see the wish upon star happen for him be a real boy.

The wishing star glows brighter as we see the blue fairy come into the workshop. She brings She approaches Pinocchio and brings the puppet to life with a tap of her wand, and his strings vanish without a trace. Pinocchio is delighted and surprised at his ability to move and talk as he is told he is not yet a real boy as he must prove self worthy by must proving himself brave, truthful, and unselfish in order to become one and learn the difference between right and wrong. After Jimmy hops in to explain to Pinocchio, the Blue Fairy decides to dub the cricket Pinocchio’s conscience and leaves, telling Pinocchio to always let his conscience be his guide. It’s where we start next beat of movie. Jimmy then sings Give A Little Whistle which is a very charming little song

The next day we see him going off to school as we meet the fox whom he says his name is honest john wanting to be an actor as he says to boy he never heard of being an actor as he sings an actor’s life for me another fun little beat of this wonderful gem. Honest John takes Pinocchio to Stromboli’s Caravan, where puppet master Stromboli buys the wooden boy and makes him his star attraction.  Its where we cut to Geppetto looking sadly for him. He tries to escape but captures by Stromboli whom tosses him back in cage as he says to boy once done ill turn you into fire wood.  He performs i got no strings for me which is often considered the classic Disney song.

It is next day as Geppetto still looking passes the the caravan, but his calls for Pinocchio are not heard over the rain and thunder that day. The blue fairy shows up as she asks why did he not go to school as he lies about it. She tells him each lie his nose will grow bigger. Pinocchio promises to never lie again, and his nose returns to its normal size. The Fairy then frees Pinocchio from the cage and vanishes, saying that this will be the last time she will help them as she says its last time she will help them ever. It has many musical cues that hint to the different moments such as the beats for the rain and the other for the blue fairy and the escape. It’s all very wonderfully crafted along with the scenes to make you feel something.

Meanwhile, the fox and cat are celebrating at the Red Lobster Inn as they are talking to each other. Seated opposite them is the Coachman, who listens to their story and decides to catch their attention with a huge bag of money telling them to bring stupid little boys to Pleasure Island as are afraid being caught but told they never return as boys. The fox and cat find Pinocchio racing Jimmy Cricket home, and pretend to be doctors, stating that he is ‘allergic’ and must go to Pleasure Island to get better as jimmy chases him down again which ends up to pleasure island which begins one of the biggest beats of movie in some ways in short period we see jimmy give up a bit then see the donkeys being the boys becoming slaves to save Pinocchio as they escape. The Geppetto’s workshop empty as get note form the blue fairy to look for Monstro. This scene beat has many wonderful musical cues from the score such as the sad moments to the tension beats. It all ends up being such a wonderful beat of this movie.

we see them finding  Monstro as we next meet  Geppetto and his cat friend they all end up in Monstro as they start fire to escape they end up on shore at end as Pinocchio dies on the shore he is taking back to the workshop as we see  Geppetto  crying over him. The scenes in water are very much given musical cues to the many moments to come that bring us to the moments where he ends up on shore.  The brave little boy has proven worthy.  The blue fairy brings him back to life as he becomes a real boy.  The ending is cheerful and happy as we see them all happy even the kitty and fish with blue fairy leaving jimmy to guide others. It ends our tale with many different beats to its score such as the tension filled beat to get free of the whale to the sad moments we see the Pinocchio dead to the moment where blue fairy brings him back to life as they all have a cheerful and glee to themselves.  Pinocchio has such a wonderful score that does make each mood connect to its score. It’s simply a classic you should see

Fantasia 

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Fantasia is one of those movies that is something truly special in the annals of movies. After over seventy years, Walt Disney’s Fantasia remains one of most shining examples of animation and music ever committed to film. So today my review of this classic movie which remains one of the best examples of a fine animated gem as its all song its basically one of the easier movies to break down for its songs.

Fantasia was released in Released in 1940 in the middle of World War II,Fantasia” was initially envisioned as a short film to reinvigorate the sagging popularity of Mickey Mickey Mouse as the war really was impacting hard upon Disney. Fantasia was a critical and popular failure in its own day but with the passage of time it has become a beloved classic to many today. This Disney production was an ambitious experiment to try to popularize classical music Fantasia has eight finely animated shorts to music which each is very different form the other but it connected together through the art of classical music.

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor intros into the movie as it shows a section that shows various abstract imagery to the beat of “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor which has Live-action shots of the orchestra illuminated in blue and gold, backed by superimposed shadows, fade into abstract patterns. Animated lines, shapes and cloud formations reflect the sound and rhythms of the music as its very enjoyable to listen to it any time along with Nutcracker Suite scene has many different changes to its scene that goes form images of dancing fairies flowers and more as it goes along with the seasons this scene is a richly deep scene with such magical animated wonders to behold as each change in the tone of it really reflects the musical cues of the music at that moment of the scene. It’s really one marvelous gem of a scene that has such its mesmerizing cinematography.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is probably the most famous short of all of the shorts of Fantasia based upon The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (German: Der Zauberlehrling) is a poem by Goethe written in 1797 which is what that part was based upon. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Paul Dukas tells the story of . Mickey Mouse, the young apprentice of the sorcerer Yen Sid, attempts some of his master’s magic tricks but does not know how to control them as it is one of the most beloved parts of this classic movie it is such a fun little gem of animation that really has such marvelous cinematography along with a rich soundtrack to boot for it.

Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky. A visual history of the Earth’s beginnings is depicted to selected sections of the ballet score. The sequence progresses from the planet’s formation to the first living creatures, followed by the reign and extinction of the dinosaurs as it’s one of the longest parts of the movie but it is such a richly animated scene that has such marvelous wonders to behold. I would say it has some of the finest animated dinosaurs ever put to the screen. The Pastoral Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven. A mythical Greco-Roman world of colorful centaurs & centaurettes”, cupids, fauns and other figures from classical mythology is portrayed to Beethoven’s music. This scene sparked an interest in classical mythology for me as it’s such a marvelous treasure trove of mythology characters form the classical mythology it does have such a rich depth to its animation that goes along to the music perfectly as ever.

Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli. A comic ballet in four sections that has many creatures dancing alongside to music as this charming gem of a scene really flows along well to the beat of the music it’s such a charming and fun scene to watch with its charming and comical nature along with its great music and rich cinematography. Night on Bald Mountain depicts a demon on top of a mountain summoning the dead and damned to dance and party around him atop his mountain. Absolutely terrifying cacodemonic animation coupled with Mussorgsky’s dramatic, intimidating score along with it. Vladimir Tytla is the only man who could possibly have pulled off this dramatic, spell bindingly horrific sequence that is one of the finest pieces of animation ever put to the screen.

Fantasia is truly a film that was way ahead of its time in almost every aspect imaginable. From outstanding segments like The Rite of Spring and Night on Bald Mountain to the excellent orchestration of the classical music by Leopold Stokowski and his orchestra, to the tremendous craft of the animation and it’s wonderful cinematography and music that makes it one of the finest animated movies so see Fantasia because you truly will love this marvelous gem.’

Musical Storytelling part 1 ending

Today i talk about the frist part of a big epic break-down of Disney classics. I will go into a diffrent trait next part as i simply find the many beats to connect to the next set of Disney animated classics. I hope you enjoyed part one as i simply tried my best do something new on my blog for this feature artcle.

happy 76th anniversary to dumbo

happy 76th anniversary to dumbo

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Dumbo is a favourite amongst Pixar’s brain trust as it features all the hallmarks that would characterize the studio’s own flims it has great characters  and a story full of warmth and a lot of heart. This movie turns 76 years old today as it has not only inspired pixar but countless over the years. Dumbo was the flim was the little flim that did big things much like dumbo  the movie’s hero as the studios past efforts of Pinocchio and Fantasia were flops upon their release as this movie was made a b-picture on cheaper budget it became a huge hit as their frist hit animated movie snice snow white.  Its a simple story of the ugly duckling retold in a new way.

Dumbo is an elephant with freakishly large ears discovers that the thing that makes him different is also the thing that makes him truly special as he can fly via them and use of a feather he holds on him. It is revealed in ending the feather is a gag as he can fly without it as his ears gave him power to fly. Dumbo is one of the studio’s greatest character creations he never utters a word or speaks in any form but you can’t help but fall in love this little guy. His relationship with his mother is beautifully captured from their playful moments during bath-time to their heartbreaking and fleeting reunion it’s all so moving and heartfelt as it does somewhat really feel so emotionally moving. In a matter of minutes you understand their love for each other their unwavering love for each other. You are fully invested in Dumbo’s own personal journey. His odd couple relationship with Timothy Mouse is equally moving whilst every cameo and he is unforgettable.

Dumbo is the shortest feature films Disney produced it arguably possesses more memorable moments than any of their other movies. From the stork delivering newborn babies to the climactic and rousing flight of dumbo and the very emotional mother and dumbo scenes it’s all so moving and engaging every new sequence brings something new to your heart. It has some of best songs of the period compared to the cloyingly sweet music of the other Disney films made in the 1940s the songs all possess an infectious and poppy lightness When I See an Elephant Fly, Elephants on Parade and Song of the Roustabouts are all numbers that will be bouncing around your head for days afterwards.

Although the animation is less technically polished than the films it succeeded as it has a lightness and freedom. This film is bold and bright with simple but striking watercolor backgrounds and a strong cartoony aesthetic that really draws you into it. So much emotion, warmth and nuance are conveyed in the tiniest little details, particularly Dumbo as its charm can melt any heart. The animation is playful and experimental form it’s from the map view of the United States to the pink elephants there is always something always something exciting or touching in every frame. It is films like Dumbo that made me fall in love with animation in the first place as this classic is simply a classic in every right that will charm you instantly. It’s a classic you should see today.

Why i love disney

Why i love disney

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To begin my story. It begins as me as a boy. I went to Wal-Mart i seen the tape of The little mermaid. I was wanting to see this movie so bad. It was just something about that drew me to this movie. I put on at my grandmother’s house as i sat back and watched it. I never seen it  such a magically charming movie like that as it was just pure and simple story that was purely magical to watch. I recall afterward often as a boy going to the store to buy a new Disney movie. It is the nature of Disney movies to seem to find a way to tell us a story that makes feel like a kid again.  It is the pure Disney magic and charm that has kept it alive for such a long time.  I decided to do a tribute to my love of all things Disney which includes my trips to their theme parks. It is purely Disney magic time to talk the magic of Disney.
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney .

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It all started with a mermaid. 

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The tale of my love of Disney begins with a movie called The little mermaid. The movie of  The little mermaid’s tale begins ages before my birth. Plans for Disney to adapt The Little Mermaid as an animated feature date back to the late 1930s, following the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The film would have been an anthology of several Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales but was scrapped. It was likely for best as we had a better second film follow up with the magical Pinocchio. It was often planned often for the next 50 years until it was made into a movie in 1989 to restart the Disney animated movie cycle again after the fall of the 1980’s.  I recall often re-watching this Disney classic often. I think of it as my most treasured childhood love of a movie as I do simply think it helped shape my love for movies.  It is a fun classic gem for all time that one should watch today.  

Disney classic movie reviews

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Snow white review

I grew up watching the Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. I grew up loving The parent trap is one of those ageless charming family films. It’s fun family film at heart. Although the split-screen technique had been around for a decade or so, it was usually more noted for its failures than its success, and the actor required to play dual roles usually took tremendous heat for their failure to create two physically identical but distinctly different characterizations on screen. But with THE PARENT TRAP, with the difficult dual role resting on the shoulders of an extremely young star Hayley mills whom did the job wonderfully to screen in parent trap. The heart of it all, is the bravura performance of Hayley Mills as twins Susan and Sharon. She’s never revoltingly sweet–there’s a winning streak of spice in her personality that separates her from all other child stars, plus, her kicky pre-Beatles British accent and snub-nosed beauty lend her a more worldly air than her contemporaries. The cast is wonderful as the ever wonderful Maureen O’Hara plays a leading role as the mother. Brian Keith as the father is just as wonderful as ever. A host of great character actors which includes Charles Ruggles,Una Merkel,Leo G. Carroll and Nancy Kulp among other great character actors as they all give it their all in this ever charming Disney classic as top notch acting form its cast. Actress Hayley Mills becomes a Disney legend. One British girl plays two separate American twins. That’s a feat of technical achievement by any standard. The Parent Trap is one of Disney’s greatest non-animated features and everyone should see it. Young and old. Though, it will mostly appeal to families with mischievous children. The story includes a subplot of the twin girls playing devilishly clever pranks on anyone who crosses their line. wonderfully acted, witty, and touching.

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Pinocchio review 

Pinocchio benefits from one of the finest collections of songs such as I got no strings on me to an actor’s life for me and when you wish upon a star.

This classic had won an Oscar for best original song for when you wish upon a star. It also won for its wonderful musical score a Oscar which is truly wonderful. It’s voice acting is also remarkable as two great talents make its fold. Cliff Edwards whom truly is one of best character actors. Mel Blanc does work too as the donkeys as he does it greatly as he is truly one of its most famous voice actors whose work shines in many animation voice roles. Dickie Jones played one great role as Pinocchio. The blue fairy is played by the remarkable Evelyn Venable a great character actress. Frankie Darro plays a great role too another great character actor in many westerns. Walter Catlett truly is another gem in the fold in his role. Another legendary character actor. One other great talent is Don Brodie a director and actor. This movie has such vast contrasts in its themes. It’s dark nature n humor mixed with joy and heartbreak it really stirs up emotions.

Pinocchio has great acting with a wonderful musical score and wonderful themes make this a truly landmark classic. So you should watch it today this classic gem.

Lady and the tramp review

Out of the many Disney classics that I love dearly. I would say i am highly fond of lady and tramp. It is so different form the many Disney fairy tales. Fairy tale about the romance between two dogs from opposite sides of the tracks gets colorful, warm, old-fashioned Disney treatment.  It is joy to watch this movie form it’s wonderful acting to its wonderful music to its purely magical story that will charm you as it’s a love story that touches you truly.  It is a classic you should see today.

The ruth rating:five bette's

Sleeping Beauty review

 

those classics. Sleeping beauty is my favorite as when I discovered this classic it became my favorite Disney classic. all time as this classic has the scale and depth that make it a timeless classic for the ages. Sleeping Beauty was envisioned by Walt Disney as his masterpiece. It’s his crown jewel. Walt Disney did indeed craft a crown jewel. Eleanor Audley and Mary Costa and Verna Felton, Barbara Jo Allen, Barbara Luddy and Bill Shirley are rounding out a wonderful voice cast of actors that bring to life the characters of this ever charming classic in a magical way as they are just delightful in their roles. One of the greatest things about sleeping beauty is the style of its art for its animation really stand out greatly. Its characters are just as great as they are very different then many of the normal Disney princess movies. The prince is more active in his role. The characters are richly deep. its performances in animation is some of the finest ever crafted on animation. Maleficent which is Supervised by Disney’s women’s animator-in-chief, Marc Davis has to be of the great performances in animation. She is brilliantly drawn, amazingly voiced, and the dragon she transforms into is not just a dragon: it is HER particular dragon a method taken to greater lengths in The Sword in the Stone. She is magnificent. The three fairies are quarrelsome all right, but they are caricatures that convey particularly clearly their good-naturalness and good intent. Very layered and wonderful animation by Disney. Sleeping Beauty is one of those masterpieces of animation that really stands out in every element. It’s just a truly magical movie to watch. It’s very enchanting and amazing as they come in every manner of the word. It’s a truly outstanding classic

The ruth rating:five bette's

the parent trap

I grew up watching the Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. I grew up loving The parent trap is one of those ageless charming family films. It’s fun family film at heart. Although the split-screen technique had been around for a decade or so, it was usually more noted for its failures than its success, and the actor required to play dual roles usually took tremendous heat for their failure to create two physically identical but distinctly different characterizations on screen. But with THE PARENT TRAP, with the difficult dual role resting on the shoulders of an extremely young star Hayley mills whom did the job wonderfully to screen in parent trap. The heart of it all, is the bravura performance of Hayley Mills as twins Susan and Sharon. She’s never revoltingly sweet–there’s a winning streak of spice in her personality that separates her from all other child stars, plus, her kicky pre-Beatles British accent and snub-nosed beauty lend her a more worldly air than her contemporaries. The cast is wonderful as the ever wonderful Maureen O’Hara plays a leading role as the mother. Brian Keith as the father is just as wonderful as ever. A host of great character actors which includes Charles Ruggles,Una Merkel,Leo G. Carroll and Nancy Kulp among other great character actors as they all give it their all in this ever charming Disney classic as top notch acting form its cast. Actress Hayley Mills becomes a Disney legend. One British girl plays two separate American twins. That’s a feat of technical achievement by any standard. The Parent Trap is one of Disney’s greatest non-animated features and everyone should see it. Young and old. Though, it will mostly appeal to families with mischievous children. The story includes a subplot of the twin girls playing devilishly clever pranks on anyone who crosses their line. wonderfully acted, witty, and touching.

 

The ruth rating:five bette's

I hope everyone loved me selecting some of my many favorite disney movies. I love disney movies for ages having seen so many of the classics. I just simply live and breathe disney that includes live action and pixar movies as many of them all teach us the simple fact that we are humans but we have to learn to live a live and joy the magic of it.

DIsney park magic

When I first went to Disney world. It was a very stressful moment as I first came into park form a long drive there. I was tired and exhausted yet so nervous to see the parks. It was very tiresome form a long drive form Louisiana to the parks. My dad checked into it and we went to the parks that day as we entered park I think it was just so different as it went from being tired to being so happy with joy as I think when I saw it was just so charming and nice to walk down it to get to the main part of the park.  I went on a couple of rides then next day went back again to ride more and more. My first trip was to get used of the Disney parks and learn them as we did it became a such magical joy. I often return many times now. I have grown very fond of Disney world. I really love the haunted mansion. I have a fond love of its charming look and story. It is just a fun joy to ride that ride. I would say when i returned recently to see new fantasy-land it became my favorite area of Disney parks as its simply amazing how charming it is now. I went on the little mermaid ride a couple of times which is a very fun charming little gem of a ride. Another joy is riding the tower of terror that ride is simply amazing to ride.  When you are walking around magic kingdom i feel like i walk into many of the lands by chance and end up finding some charming and new each time i go to that area. I have often said that one of the simple best sites to see is the castle when you see that is just feels like pure magic and joy overcomes you. I am big lover of Disney parks. So now to review my favorite ride.  The joy of Disney parks always stays with you.

haunted mansion my favorite Disney ride. 

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This Dutch Gothic Revival New England mansion looks innocent enough on the outside, but 999 “happy haunts” reside inside. The Haunted Mansion long has been one of Disney’s most popular attractions at theme parks around the world, with its deft use of stagecraft to create a variety of illusions. Haunted mansion looks simple form outside as you enter into it as it is a Dutch Gothic Revival New England mansion as you enter into it. The rides charm has yet to start yet. You walk into stretch room as the joy of that room is where it starts as you just enjoy that room and feel it is just a joy to do that room then you exit to ride the ride. The ride is a joy form its start to end as you ride trough many great dark ride scenes that use many tricks of the trade to make the haunts and magic of this story come to life. It is joy form the beginning to end that you must ride today.

The ruth rating:five bette's

Disney magic

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Look at that a fox and hound playing together. Yes sometimes the past can hurt but you many times learn form the past. Open your eyes to the magic of disney. Disney has always been a simple joy to me. You can say disney makes you really feel alive as a human. Disney always seems to enchant you and take you away to a new magical world. So this was a tribute to disney one of my joys of my life. Remember all it takes if fate and trust and little bit of pixie dust.

Pinocchio

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Pinocchio was Walt Disney’s second animated film as he moved up in production from Bambi. Although Snow White is considered a special treat many regard this gem as his greatest gem. So today I look upon this classic movie in insight into this classic gem and a review of it. When you wish upon a star any dream can true. So let’s begin into this dream.

A new art is born the start of a dream.


So Walt Disney had the smash hit Snow White break open a new medium as he decided a feature animation often. He started work on many projects at the same time about as he had Bambi and Pinocchio as while in process of making Pinocchio he started another classic later called fantasia as that later classic would mix music and animation richly as that classic remains one of my favorites.  It was a hard task take this kids story that was beloved and turn it into another Disney classic as to make the puppet more friendly as the books original version wasn’t so nice and friendly.


Often many books are tasks to create a template for a movie as this was one of those cases which was harder without many changes.

One of the hardest tasks was creating the under the sea feeling in water as water in animation in that stage struggling to make it look real. One trick was put bubbles in water to create a trick of being under the sea. It works greatly. It truly is a work of magic.

Jiminy cricket was a late addition to the movie as he was such a loved idea. Disneys favorite was the movies beloved cat.

The blue fairy animation was crafted by same animation crafter of Fantasia. Another first for this classic was its use of famous actors. As budget raised up it became one of Hollywood’s most costly animation budgets of the time.

Upon its release it truly was raved upon with great reviews and beloved by many hailing it as the start of the Disney golden age. It is often stated to be favorite among filmmakers and artist and many great legends as it’s a special kind of magical tale that tells a tale that is about a wish to be a real boy. When you wish upon a star any dream can come true. So now to review this classic I hope you enjoyed insight into this classic.

Pinocchio review 

Pinocchio benefits from one of the finest collections of songs such as I got no strings on me to an actor’s life for me and when you wish upon a star.

This classic had won an Oscar for best original song for when you wish upon a star. It also won for its wonderful musical score a Oscar which is truly wonderful. It’s voice acting is also remarkable as two great talents make its fold. Cliff Edwards whom truly is one of best character actors. Mel Blanc does work too as the donkeys as he does it greatly as he is truly one of its most famous voice actors whose work shines in many animation voice roles. Dickie Jones played one great role as Pinocchio. The blue fairy is played by the remarkable Evelyn Venable a great character actress. Frankie Darro plays a great role too another great character actor in many westerns. Walter Catlett truly is another gem in the fold in his role. Another legendary character actor. One other great talent is Don Brodie a director and actor. This movie has such vast contrasts in its themes. It’s dark nature n humor mixed with joy and heartbreak it really stirs up emotions.

Pinocchio has great acting with a wonderful musical score and wonderful themes make this a truly landmark classic. So you should watch it today this classic gem.

The Ruth rating:five bette's

Fantasia

Fantasia

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Fantasia is one of those movies that is something truly special in the annals of movies. After over seventy years, Walt Disney’s Fantasia remains one of most shining examples of animation and music ever committed to film. So today my review of this classic movie which remains one of the best examples of a fine animated gem.

Fantasia was released in Released in 1940 in the middle of World War II,Fantasia” was initially envisioned as a short film to reinvigorate the sagging popularity of Mickey Mickey Mouse as the war really was impacting hard upon Disney. Fantasia was a critical and popular failure in its own day but with the passage of time it has become a beloved classic to many today. This Disney production was an ambitious experiment to try to popularize classical music Fantasia has eight finely animated shorts to music which each is very different form the other but it connected together through the art of classical music.

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor intros into the movie as it shows a section that shows various abstract imagery to the beat of “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor which has Live-action shots of the orchestra illuminated in blue and gold, backed by superimposed shadows, fade into abstract patterns. Animated lines, shapes and cloud formations reflect the sound and rhythms of the music as its very enjoyable to listen to it any time along with Nutcracker Suite scene has many different changes to its scene that goes form images of dancing fairies flowers and more as it goes along with the seasons this scene is a richly deep scene with such magical animated wonders to behold as each change in the tone of it really reflects the musical cues of the music at that moment of the scene. It’s really one marvelous gem of a scene that has such its mesmerizing cinematography.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is probably the most famous short of all of the shorts of Fantasia based upon The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (German: Der Zauberlehrling) is a poem by Goethe written in 1797 which is what that part was based upon. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Paul Dukas tells the story of . Mickey Mouse, the young apprentice of the sorcerer Yen Sid, attempts some of his master’s magic tricks but does not know how to control them as it is one of the most beloved parts of this classic movie it is such a fun little gem of animation that really has such marvelous cinematography along with a rich soundtrack to boot for it.

Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky. A visual history of the Earth’s beginnings is depicted to selected sections of the ballet score. The sequence progresses from the planet’s formation to the first living creatures, followed by the reign and extinction of the dinosaurs as it’s one of the longest parts of the movie but it is such a richly animated scene that has such marvelous wonders to behold. I would say it has some of the finest animated dinosaurs ever put to the screen. The Pastoral Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven. A mythical Greco-Roman world of colorful centaurs & centaurettes”, cupids, fauns and other figures from classical mythology is portrayed to Beethoven’s music. This scene sparked an interest in classical mythology for me as it’s such a marvelous treasure trove of mythology characters form the classical mythology it does have such a rich depth to its animation that goes along to the music perfectly as ever.

Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli. A comic ballet in four sections that has many creatures dancing alongside to music as this charming gem of a scene really flows along well to the beat of the music it’s such a charming and fun scene to watch with its charming and comical nature along with its great music and rich cinematography. Night on Bald Mountain depicts a demon on top of a mountain summoning the dead and damned to dance and party around him atop his mountain. Absolutely terrifying cacodemonic animation coupled with Mussorgsky’s dramatic, intimidating score along with it. Vladimir Tytla is the only man who could possibly have pulled off this dramatic, spell bindingly horrific sequence that is one of the finest pieces of animation ever put to the screen.

Fantasia is truly a film that was way ahead of its time in almost every aspect imaginable. From outstanding segments like The Rite of Spring and Night on Bald Mountain to the excellent orchestration of the classical music by Leopold Stokowski and his orchestra, to the tremendous craft of the animation and it’s wonderful cinematography and music that makes it one of the finest animated movies so see Fantasia because you truly will love this marvelous gem.

The Ruth Rating:five bette's