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.

February 24

Congratulations, Wall-E!

Although it had six nominations for Oscar, an Pixar-Walt Disney animation Wall-E had won an Oscar for “Best Animated Film”. It was also nominated for Original Score, Original Song, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Original Screenplay.

Wall-E

Wall-E , like I’ve discussed before here, is an animation created by Pixar Studio and Walt Disney Production in 2008. It doesn’t have many dialogues, but still, it’s interesting to watch. The story is fresh and it’s showing us how our Earth will be if we keep making it dirty. Wall-E is a robot which has to clean our Earth so human will be able to live in it again.

One thing I remember from Wall-E is M-O, the robot whose duty is to make sure everything is clean in Axiom (the space ship where people from Earth live). M-O is Microbe Obliterator, which obsess to clean the ship and inspects incoming shipments. Every time M-O sees Wall-E, he always makes Wall-E clean. Wall-E dirty trail (because he is from our dirty Earth) always makes M-O upset, but he still cleans it. I love him! One thing interesting about Wall-E and M-O, they have same person to be their voice. Benn Burtt voiced Wall-E and M-O.

I feel pity that Wall-E didn’t get all the Oscars, but at least it won one. Besides Wall-E, Walt Disney was also nominated for Bolt. It is not 3D animation, but 2D animation with John Travolta and Miley Cyrus as Bolt and Penny.

Wall-E

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