Bambi

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Bambi premiered on August 13, 1942, and was Disney’s first animated movie to not feature any humans. It was also Walt’s favorite movie!

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Did you know that Bambi was originally scheduled to be Disney’s second movie released? However, the level of research that went into making the animals seem realistic postponed its release until 1942. In order to help the animators master the characteristics and features of the different animals in the film, Walt brought a variety of animals to temporarily live on the studio lot, including two fawns.

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I made a chocolate cake with salted caramel buttercream, a salted caramel drizzle, and a chocolate deer design to commemorate the film. I was so inspired by the beautiful scenery throughout the film, that I couldn’t help but incorporate a bit of that too 🌼

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“Hiya, Bambi! Watch what I can do!” –Bambi

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Dumbo

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Dumbo was released on October 23, 1941 and is still one of the shortest and least expensive full length animated features that Disney has ever made. 🐘

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Did you know that two artists left parts of the film on Walt’s desk each morning to persuade him that it needed to be the next movie Disney made? It ultimately ended up being one of Walt’s favorites!

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I decided to make yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting and top them with homemade animal crackers to stick with the circus theme. 🎪 Plus, what’s a circus without its peanuts and popcorn?

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“The very things that hold you down are going to carry you up and up and up!” –Dumbo

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Pinocchio

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On February 23, 1940, Disney released it’s second full length animated feature, Pinocchio. The film follows Pinocchio, a puppet that wants to be a real boy, and Jiminy Cricket, a beloved cricket that’s committed to keeping him out of trouble and teaching him to follow his conscience. The movie’s award winning song, “When You Wish Upon A Star” is still used to represent Disney today! ⭐️

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I saw some sketches and learned more about the film at The Walt Disney Family Museum. Did you know that the animation for the scene with Monstro was so revolutionary that it was later referenced when animators were working on The Little Mermaid in the 1980s?

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Or that when Jiminy Cricket opens the book of Pinocchio at the beginning of the movie, you can see books of both Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland, the two next movies that Disney was working on, in the background?

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I thought this classic movie needed a classic chocolate cake with a “melt in your mouth” kind of chocolate frosting to go with it. I topped it off with a frosting version of the beautiful font that “Pinocchio” is written in during the opening credits of the film.

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Just look at those slices! I’m wishing I still had one right now…🍴

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“Now remember, Pinocchio: be a good boy. And always let your conscience be your guide.”- Pinocchio

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