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Movie #3: Fantasia (1940)

What can I say? This is beautiful forever and always. Definitely a huge nostalgia kick. I distinctly remembered the parts that I loved and the parts that I hated. I am really in love with the concept of creating the images that you make in your head when you listen to this music. It has always fascinated me, that concept, and Disney made it a thing, which is cool. There is so much to say about this movie but I don’t really know how to say it. All of it is beautiful. so much imagination in one piece. Also, in every second of that footage, I saw where the same kinds of design elements were going to be used later in other films and that was exciting. Just think what it would be like to go back and see this when this was all that Disney had. That’s just magical, the potential.

Next up: The Reluctant Dragon (1941)

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Did you know? That in the background of “When you wish upon a star” there are two books with titles hinting at the next feature films from Walt Disney Animation? Those titles are Alice in Wonderland, and Peter pan respectively. Walt Disney started to develop these films for the big screen around the time of Pinocchio’s release (Which was in 1940)! Yet they wouldn’t arrive in theaters until much later 1951 and 1953 to be exact! I almost wish Disney still did these kind of very early easter eggs in their films today. It would make for an exciting hunt for what hints could be possible upcoming features from the studio! 

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The Happiest Challenge on Earth

Movie #2: Pinocchio (1940)

So, oh my goodness, Pinocchio was out for 24 hours and he went through A LOT. This movie is heavy. I almost cried. I can’t believe what he went through. It is still pretty magical and I really appreciate the story. My heart will always break every time Gepetto calls Pinocchio’s name. Also, Figaro has to be the cutest kitty in the entire world. I cannot believe how much I want Figaro to be mine. Also, I just really want all of those boys that were turned into donkeys to be set back. That is really unsettling for me. Overall, this movie is great and it gives me a lot of feelings and I must have watched it a lot as a kid or something because the images were really familiar. Also, the message is great: be brave, truthful and unselfish. Pinocchio is another role model, kind of. ALSO I LOVE JIMINY CRICKET SO MUCH.

Next up: Fantasia (1940)

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