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The Little House Vs. Up: A Study In Similarities

Filed under: Personal History — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

I found this video of a cartoon by Disney called The Little House. I had seen it many times on television when I was a kid and even had the little record and story book for it.

The cartoon tells the story of the little house who originally lived in the country, but the city grew up around her.

The Little House In The Country

Although the architecture and coloring is different, the houses are very similar.

The Up House In The Country

Eventually, the city overtakes the neighborhood and The Little House finds herself surrounded by high rise buildings.

The Little House in the City

It very a similar story to the Up House.

The Up House In The City

In fact, in both stories, the house has been anthropomorphized as a female.

Both houses even fall into disrepair at some point in the story.

The Little House Disrepair

Up House Disrepair

I think Up was such a powerful movie and so many of us were able to believe that the house was “Ellie” because we had seen The Little House as children. We had seen this story years and years before.


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