March 21

Disney Quotes of Today

Walt Disney on Business & the Walt Disney company

Almost everyone warned us that Disneyland would be a Hollywood spectacular-a spectacular failure.
But they were thinking about an amusement park, and we believed in our idea-a family park where parents and children would have fun-together.

And guess what? It has become the happiest place on Earth…

December 25

Fun Facts

Are you looking for some fun facts about Disney?  Well, you’ve come to the right place.

1. Disney animator put past characters into new movies.  Pay close attention the next time you watch a Disney movie.  Odds are that there is a Disney character from a prior firm in it.  Look for scenes with lots of characters in it.  They’re most likely playing an “extra” roll.

2. Wall-E was named after Walt E. Disney.

3. Ariel’s perfect figure in the Little Mermaid is based on a true person.  Yes, you can thank Sherri Stoner for giving Ariel that perfect body.  And she wasn’t airbrushed.

4. Did you know that Disney owned Technicolor and was the only one making color animations for a period of time?

5. Main street is based on an American town in 1910.  Tomorrow land is based on 1986.  They were both years Haley’s Comet fly by.

April 6

First Appearance of Duck: The Wise Little Hen

Following my previous notes about Donald Duck entitled “Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy!”, I would like to review the first appearance of Donald Duck in history.

The Wise Little Henwise little hen

 

The Wise Little Hen was published in Silly Symphonies series on June 9, 1934. It is based on the fairy tale The Little Red Hen. It was animated by Art Babbitt, Dick Huemer, Dick Lundy, and Ward Kimball. The director is Bert Gillett and Wilfred Jackson. The story was also adapted into a comic strip by Ted Osborne and Al Taliaferro. The voice of the hen was starred by Florence Gill, Donald Duck was voiced by Clarence Nash, and Peter Pig was voiced by Pinto Colvig.

About The Story (spoiler warning)

The story is started when a hen and her children (the chicks) are looking someone to help them plant the corn. First they come to Peter Pig. But Peter Pig refuses her by saying that he has a stomachache. Mrs. Hen regrets it, but she don’t insist on Peter.

wise little hen

Next, Mrs. Hen and her chicks go to Donald’s place. He was asked the same thing, to help them plant the corn. But like Peter, Donald refuses to help because his stomach is sick.

In that case, Mrs. Hen plants the corn by herself, helped by her children. They work hard, while Peter and Donald are playing and not working. But still, when Mrs. Hen asks their help to cook, they refuse and say that their stomachs are still in pain.

Finally, Mrs. Hen and her children finish their cook. They are ready to eat those delicious meal. When Peter and Donald see the meal, they feel dizzy. They really want to eat. Their eyes are blur because of hunger. Mrs. Hen then asks them if they wanted to help her eat the meal. Peter and Donald agree with that (Donald says, “Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy!”). But what do they get from Mrs. Hen? Medicine for their stomachaches!!! Good for them! ;) So those who don’t want to work, they don’t deserve to get the harvest.

wise little hen

Enjoy the movie!