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阔别80年它要回归了!关于小飞象你不知道的10件事 10 things you might not have known about 'Dumbo'

中国日报网 2019-03-19 08:53

在迪士尼动画电影《小飞象》上映近80年后,这一经典童话又将以真人版形式与观众见面了。不过,新版《小飞象》可不像1941年版那么轻松欢快,事实上,真人版《小飞象》的剧情要阴暗得多。

曾经带给我们美好回忆的老版《小飞象》,你了解多少呢?

 

Before it was a movie, "Dumbo" was a children's book.

在被拍成电影前,《小飞象》是一本童书

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Originally published in 1938, "Dumbo" was a children's picture book written by Helen Aberson and illustrated by Harold Pearl. The film rights would later be purchased by Disney, who entrusted the script to Joe Grant and Dick Huemer.

《小飞象》原来是一本儿童图画书,文字和插画分别由海伦·阿伯森和哈罗德·皮尔创作,最早出版于1938年。后来迪士尼买下了电影拍摄权,并委托乔伊·格兰特和狄克·休默担任编剧。

 

There are amusement park rides inspired by "Dumbo" around the globe.

全球各地都有小飞象主题的游乐设施

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Inspired by the 1941 film, the Disney ride is oftentimes called "Dumbo the Flying Elephant" and riders can control the altitude of their flying elephant. Variations of the "Dumbo" ride can be found in Disney parks around the globe.

迪士尼的小飞象游乐设施灵感源自1941年的这部电影,游玩者可以控制小飞象飞行的高度。在全球各地的迪士尼乐园可以看到各种小飞象游乐设施。

 

It was Disney's fourth animated film.

《小飞象》是迪士尼的第四部动画电影

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"Dumbo" was only Disney's fourth ever animated film. Released in October 1941, "Dumbo" was preceded by "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Pinocchio," and "Fantasia."

1941年10月上映的《小飞象》是迪士尼的第四部动画电影。前面三部分别是《白雪公主和七个小矮人》、《木偶奇遇记》和《幻想曲》。

 

Dumbo was almost a magazine cover star as Time's "Mammal of the Year."

小飞象差一点就作为“年度哺乳动物”成了《时代》杂志的封面明星

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Dumbo was almost named Time's "Mammal of the Year," a play on the magazine's "Person of the Year." Just before the historic portrait cover was released, there was an attack on Pearl Harbor. The magazine pulled the Dumbo cover and replaced December 1941's cover with a portrait of General Douglas MacArthur.

小飞象差点就成了《时代》杂志的“年度哺乳动物”,这是和《时代》年度人物相对应的戏谑说法。就在《时代》杂志即将发布封面人物时,珍珠港遭到了袭击。于是杂志撤下了小飞象的封面,将1941年12月刊的封面人物换成了道格拉斯·麦克阿瑟将军。

The original "Dumbo" cover story still ran in the magazine and Dumbo was still "Mammal of the Year," just with an updated introduction paragraph and no official cover.

原来的小飞象封面故事仍然保留在杂志中,小飞象也依然是“年度哺乳动物”,只不过改了一下引文,没有上封面。

 

It's one of Disney's shortest feature films ever.

《小飞象》是迪士尼有史以来最短的动画长片之一

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At just 64 minutes long, "Dumbo" is one of the shortest Disney feature films ever created. The average Disney film typically runs between 80 and 90 minutes.

只有64分钟的《小飞象》是有史以来最短的迪士尼动画长片之一。迪士尼电影一般时长为80到90分钟。

 

The film has been called racist.

《小飞象》曾被贴上种族歧视的标签

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Parts of the movie, like the inclusion of crows as stereotypically black characters with a stereotyped vernacular, have been lambasted since the film's debut, according to Mic. The leading crow is even named Jim Crow, an overt allusion to discriminatory Jim Crow laws.

据Mic网站报道,自从《小飞象》首映后,电影中的一些内容就遭到了猛烈抨击,比如乌鸦被刻画成一个带有黑人口音的黑人角色。领头的乌鸦甚至名叫吉姆·克劳,明显是影射带有种族歧视的吉姆·克劳法。

lambast[læm'best]: vt. 严厉责骂

overt[o'vɝt]: adj. 明显的;公然的;蓄意的

 

The film won an Oscar.

《小飞象》曾获得奥斯卡奖

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At the 1942 Academy Awards, "Dumbo" won for best music, scoring of a musical picture. The film would also win a Cannes Film Festival award for best animation design in 1947.

在1942年奥斯卡颁奖礼上,《小飞象》获得了音乐片最佳配乐奖。该片还在1947年的戛纳电影节上获得了最佳动画设计奖。

 

The circus has a familiar name.

《小飞象》中的马戏团名字有来头

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If you look carefully, you'll notice that the name of the circus where "Dumbo" takes place is called "WDP Circus." This is likely a nod to Walt Disney Productions, the studio responsible for the film.

如果你仔细看的话,你会注意到小飞象所在的马戏团名叫WDP马戏团。这很可能是在向制作电影的华特迪士尼制片厂(英文首字母缩写就是WDP)致敬。

 

You might recognize Mr. Stork's voice.

你可能会觉得斯托克先生的声音很熟悉

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Although uncredited, Mr. Stork's voice in the film was recorded by Sterling Holloway. Over the years, Holloway would make a name for himself voicing several Disney characters, including a flower in "Bambi," the narrator in "Mickey and the Beanstalk," Cheshire Cat in "Alice in Wonderland,"  the snake Kaa in "The Jungle Book," and Roquefort in "The Aristocats."

虽然片中为斯托克先生配音的演员没有显示在字幕中,但实际上是由斯特林·霍洛威录制的。多年以来,霍洛威曾为好几个迪士尼角色配音,也因此声名鹊起。这些角色包括《小鹿斑比》中的一朵花,《米奇与魔豆》中的旁白者,《爱丽丝梦游仙境》中的柴郡猫,《奇幻森林》中的蟒蛇卡,《猫儿历险记》中的洛克福。

 

The Disney animator strike took place during the movie's production.

《小飞象》制作期间发生了迪士尼动画师罢工

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In May of 1941, during the production of "Dumbo," Disney animators went on strike. After a few weeks, Disney animators were unionized and "Dumbo" was finished and released later that same year.

1941年5月,在《小飞象》制作期间,迪士尼动画师举行了罢工。几周后,迪士尼动画师成立了工会,并完成了《小飞象》的制作。该片于同年上映。

 

英文来源:Insider

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