Lori, Woodland Hills, California
A: The Goofy cartoon is Motor Mania. Ludwig Von Drake gave a comic lesson on color in the 1961 Disney television show, entitled An Adventure in Color/Mathmagic Land, in which the color segment was combined with Donald in Mathmagic Land. The TV show, which was Disney’s first aired in color, was released on videocassette in 1986, but it is no longer available for sale. Donald in Mathmagic Land is still available: http://movies.disney.com/donald-in-mathmagic-land.
Jim, Cape Canaveral, Florida
A: The early Disney shorts were not animated in color; usually only the movie poster was in color. It was only in the days after the Disney cartoons began being released in color that the artwork (backgrounds and cels) were prepared in color.
Jordan, Salt Lake City, Utah
A: The Archives does not have any props from the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea attraction in Florida, but one of the Nautilus ride vehicles is submerged at Castaway Cay’s Snorkeling Lagoon. We do have a carousel horse and a couple casts of Jason Robards’ face from Something Wicked This Way Comes. There are also matte paintings, carnival flyers, and lightning rods from the film.
A: There was a Disney movie, Super Mario Bros., released by Hollywood Pictures in 1993. It starred Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo as the two brothers.
Jocilyn, Levittown, Pennsylvania
A: No full-alphabet fonts exist for most movie title treatments. Unless there is some need (marketing, advertising, etc.), the creative artists who come up with individual title fonts don’t bother creating alphabet letters that aren’t used in the title.
Joshua, Ivanrest, Michigan
A: This may be true, but there is also speculation that Bruce was used because it is often a generic name for an Australian male.
Andrew, Nissequogue, New York
A: The Reluctant Dragon has always been considered as primarily a live-action film. Saludos Amigos has a much larger percentage of animation.
Kobe, Delaware, Ohio
A: That is indeed the address for Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, California, 94608.
Lauren, Austin, Texas
A: There is a device called an optical printer that allows filmmakers to combine two separate pieces of film—for the Alice Comedies, it would be one featuring the live-action girl and one the animated film—onto a single new strip of film, by use of two projectors and a camera. The Alice live-action bits were filmed in front of a plain white sheet which would then “disappear” when combined with the pencil drawings (also done on white paper).
Wen, Shanghai, China
A: Walt Disney, Disney staff members, and actors appearing in Disney films collectively have won 102.