January 24th, 2011


Make Mine Music

Last night we watched Make Mine Music. It's one of Disney's package features from the 40's, and it's pretty much like Fantasia for people with short attention spans. That means it was perfect for us! Although I admit we're not really artistic enough to appreciate some of the more artistic type shorts. I read in a Walt Disney biography that Walt Disney was working with Salvador Dali on a project that never saw the light of day or something, but I wonder if a couple of those shorts ("Without You" and... the other one whose title I forgot) were inspired by that collaboration or something.

Anyway! the movie had some of the shorts that we remember seeing a lot on the Disney Channel back when it was cool. (To be fair, we have been watching Suite Life on Deck lately, so we can't say the Disney Channel is completely uncool these days, but...) I remember Mom really liked "Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnet" ...or I think that was the reason I seem to remember seeing it a lot, even though when we were little it was the kind of thing where the journey was too painful, and we couldn't make it all the way to the happy ending before deciding we didn't like it and refusing to change our minds. Seeing it again, I was still really impressed with the way it tugs at your emotions, using music and animation and everything.

But my favorite one was The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met. It was like a cartoon opera, and it was awesome. But so sad... *sniffle* And the same guy did all the voices! All of them!! I think I'm especially impressed about that because, despite being well aware that opera can be very funny, I don't think of opera singers as doing comedic voices.

And just now we looked up the movie to see which way they spelled "Johnny," and we found out that one of the cartoons was cut out of it! I am indignant!

Oh well.

Today I'm thankful for almost finishing our Higurashi first draft today, getting to have some chocolate at the Relief Society activity last night before we decided it was too much effort to weave around all the people to get more, getting to watch Make Mine Music, getting to socialize some last night, and mint chip ice cream with chocolate cookie pie crust.