May 22

This Month May History in Disney

PixarThe amazing thing about Disney is that it has been around so long that every day is history. In May, Disney made the major purchase of Pixar Animation Studios.  A that same time, it gained the services of Ed Catmull and John Lasseter to be creative heads of Disney Feature Animation.  Disney Pixar’s Cars was released a few months later in June.

May set in motion the next great decade of animated fields from Disney.  Although the movies are not hand drawn anymore, they are more spectacular then ever.  Have you noticed that the new movies are in high definition?  The classics are amazing, but the picture quality of new movies are well worth the investment in Pixar.

CarsOne of my favorite Pixar movies is Cars.  The story is well thought out and who doesn’t love cars in America?  It brings two favorite things together, cars and racing.  It’s basically an animated Talladega Nights for everyone.

The story has drama, suspense, and love.  If you haven’t seen Cars, I highly recommend to go and watch it.

 

 

Category: latest-news
May 20

Anna Popplewell Susan Pevensie

SusanAnother star of the Chronicles of Narnia. Anna Popplewell is the oldest of three children. She began acting at the age of six, taking classes at the Allsorts Drama School.

Anna’s role in the Chronicles of Narnia make the movie better than ever.  She adds that edge that the movies needs.  It’s hard to describe unless you watch the firm, however, her character makes you want to keep watching.

Maybe it’s the 3 siblings together, or maybe it’s them working as individuals, but the combination of the three make the Chronicles of Narnia a movie to watch.

Bring you family together and pick this movie.  You’ll enjoy watching it and it will give you something to talk about afterwards.  It’s one of those movies that’s good for the entire family over, and over, and over again.

 

Category: characters
May 5

The Work Song Cinderella

A great song that I enjoy.  I hope you enjoy it too.

Anastasia and Drizella:
Cinderella!
(Annoyed, Jaq kicks the door closed.)
Jaq:
Cinderelly, Cinderelly
Night and day, it’s Cinderelly!
“Make the fire, fix-a breakfast, wash the dishes, do the mopping…”
Female Mice:
“And the sweeping and the dusting!”
They always keep her hopping!
Jaq:
She go around in circles, till she’s very, very dizzy
Still, they holler!
Female Mice:
Keep a-busy Cinderelly!

(Song temporarily stops)
Jaq: Yeah, keep a-busy! (Kicks thimble)
Gus: (Sits down on thimble)
Jaq: (Looks up at dress) You know what? Cinderelly not go to the ball.
Female Mouse:
What?
Male Mouse:
Not go?
Mice:
What did you say!?
Jaq:
You’ll see; they’ll fix her!
Work, work, work!
She’ll never get her dress done!
Gus: (Stutters) Poor Cinderelly!
Female Mouse:
(Looks at picture in book thoughtfully) Hey! We can do it!

(Song resumes)
Female Mouse:
(Sings while other mice look in approval) We can do it, we can do it
We can help-a Cinderelly!
We can make the dress so pretty
There’s nothing to it, really!
Mice: (Mice begin to dance) We’ll tie a sash around it
Put a ribbon through it
When dancing at the ball
She’ll be more beautiful than all
(Birds begin to join in helping) In the lovely dress we’ll make for Cinderelly!
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Gonna help our Cinderelly!
Got no time to dilly-dally
We’ve got to get a-going!
Gus: (Dragging scissors) I’ll cut it with the scissors!
Jaq: (Holding sewing needle) And I can do the sewing!
Female Mouse: (Takes sewing needle) Leave the sewing to the women!
You go get some trimming!
Female Mice: (Sing as Jaq motions for Gus to follow him) And we’ll make a lovely dress for Cinderelly! Woo!
Gus and Female Mice: We’ll make a lovely dress for Cinderelly!

(Skip to second part of song, lyrics are from “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes”)
Female Mice: A dream is a wish your heart makes
When you’re fast asleep
Female Mouse: (Begins to scat a tune)
Female Mice: In dreams, you will lose your heartaches
Female Mouse: (Finishes scatting) Whatever you wish for, you keep… Oh! (Pulls tail out of path of scissors)
Gus: (Scats while using scissors with Jaq’s help)
Female Mice: Have faith in your dreams and someday
Birds: (Chirp the lyrics “Your rainbow will come smiling through”)
Female Mouse: No matter how your heart is grieving
Gus: (Uses sewing needle to hold part of dress into place) If you keep on believing
Jaq: (Uses sewing needle to hold another part of dress into place) The dream that you wish will come true!
Mice: (Vocalizing as they work; the dress continues to be assembled)
Jaq and Gus: (Placing spools of thread into a shoe) Whatever you wish for, you keep!
Jaq: (Whistles)
Female Mouse: All right! (Pulls on string)
Bert and Mert: (Begin pulling on string to lift shoe full of string) Heave-ho! Heave-ho! Heave-ho!
Mice: No matter how your grieving
Female Mouse: (Sings while threading a needle) Hmm, hmm, hmm, believing
The dream that you wish will come true!
Mice: Will come true! (Last note is held)
A dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re fast asleep… (Begins to vocalize)
Birds: (Chirp as they notice an uneven part of the ribbon)
Jaq: (Vocalizes as he cuts the uneven part of the ribbon)
Mice: (Finish vocalizing) The dream that you wish will come true!

Category: Music
April 30

Disney Classic (part 2)

This is the continue of my previous post, about the video I’ve found at Youtube. Enjoy!

This video is a little different from the first Disney Classics video, but still holds the same meaning. The begining of the film, we are transported to the beauty of Africa as we see clips from “The Lion King”. Then we suddenly go to Greece, where we see the love hardships of Hercules. As the song suggests, many Disney characters refuse to give into love, such as Beast, Mike Weslowski, Donald Duck and more. Then we travel to the Motion Picture world of Disney as we visit the first and remake of “Parent Trap”. As their counterparts try to influence them into love, our love-denying Disney characters fight against love until they finally give in, and all the characters of Disney come together in LOVE. One of the famous love stories, “Beauty and the Beast” comes to life as we begin to travel from Disney movie to Disney Movie. Suddnely we see Snow White and her wishes for love, then Sleeping Beauty seeks love and eventually finds it. In the end, we see all the famous couples and love stories of Disney come together as Mickey and Minnie seal the deal with a kiss! The medley of songs are copyrighted to “Disney on the Record” Broadway Show and Soundtrack. Enjoy!!!

Category: Music, Walt Disney
April 29

Disney Classic (part 1)

When I’m browsing at Youtube today, I find a video which is so wonderful… It was made by PantherEye06, as a tribute for Walt Disney.

Wow… I like it. He mixed Disney songs in one song and sung by a group (I don’t know the name of the group). I love it! It’s divided into 4 parts… And I also quote his note here… Thanks…

For over 50 years, children around the world have been blessed with the magic and spirit of Disney. Walt Disney, created a little mouse, to whome would become an icon in recent years. With its’ first motion picture animated film, “Snow White” Disney became an instant success. In the late 80’s to late 90’s, Disney animation boomed. With such movies as “Beauty and the Beast” “Little Mermaid” “Toy Story” and “The Lion King”, Disney has become the a mulit-billion dollar company, creating joyous characters and plots that children will remember forever. This clip features 3 of Disney’s most famous films. Peter Pan, Cinderella, and Aladdin. With music/songs from the soundtrack “Disney on the Record” Broadway Show, this clip celebrates Walt Disney and his creation and the creative stories his company has produced. Enjoy!

Walt Disney is the best!

Category: Music, Walt Disney
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!

March 23

Its All Started from a Mouse

Mickey MouseDo you know who Mickey Mouse Is?

Mickey Mouse is the most popular character from anyone’s’ childhood.  It’s the reason Disney exists.  In fact, if it wasn’t for Mickey Mouse, would you never know who Walt Disney was?

Mickey Mouse was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928.  For almost 100 years, Mickey has been in our lives.  I think it’s because we can relate to him.  He faces challenges and wins over them.  He’s our little hero.

This character cannot be separated from Disney.  Neither can Disney be separated from Mickey Mouse.  They are one and the same.  This is what makes this relationship so special.  Disney has to have the best interest of Mickey Mouse in mind.

It like the old saying… What would Mickey do?  Well, it might not be a saying, but it should be at Disney.  The Disney Company cannot separate themselves from this childhood figure.  They have to keep in mind how people see Disney and Mickey Mouse.