Disney’s next feature installment, Make Mine Music, is another collection of animated shorts set to chart-toppers of the era. For followers of this blog, you know Disney has been crawling at a snail’s pace through the 1940s in terms of quality and it’s not surprising this film is often referred to as “the poor man’s Fantasia.” I’ll save you all a lengthy blog post on why this movie is no better than its two predecessors — seriously, some of the plot points include hats falling in love and a whale with aspirations to sing opera at the Met.
(Indeed, this post is even a little behind because we dread watching these films each week. Cinderella can’t come fast enough!) But I digress … This era in Disney’s animated history often feels like Walt just barely remembered he also ran a studio and should probably put out a film from time to time. It’s kind of sad, even, watching the studio behind such achievements like Snow White, Pinocchio and Bambi continue to produce such drivel.