All Because of a Little Mouse
by Catherine Castle
This past week we’ve been watching PBS’s documentary on Walt Disney. At our house we love anything Disney. If we didn’t have a Southwest decorating scheme, we’d probably go for Disney décor. In fact, Mickey Mouse has been creeping into certain spots in our house, but I digress.
Walt Disney was a driven man. Driven to not fail like his father had failed over and over. Driven to have his art form—animation—recognized by Hollywood as legitimate art and recognized as Oscar-worthy film making. He was driven to find new ways to make animation better every time he started a project.
With his first feature film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, he pushed his animators, the composers, and everyone else connected to the movie to go above and beyond the standard of the current animated cartoons, which…
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