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From the DVR: The Wonderful World of Disney

The Starz/Encore people have managed to acquire some feature film titles from Walt Disney Pictures of late, because I was afforded an opportunity to catch up with two of the studio’s animation releases that had eluded me for a good while: The Princess and the Frog (2009; I liked this one) and Frozen (2013; not… Continue reading From the DVR: The Wonderful World of Disney

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From the DVR: The Reluctant Dragon (1941)

The Greatest Cable Channel Known to Mankind™ has recently entered into a partnership with the Walt Disney Studios to showcase rarities from “the Disney vault” several times a year in the coming months…and TCM premiered this new collaboration this past December 21 with airings of live-action Disney classics like Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1955)… Continue reading From the DVR: The Reluctant Dragon (1941)

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The passings parade

I made myself a promise last week that I would wait no longer than a week to commemorate those celebrities we’ve recently said goodbye to on the grounds that putting together that post was a major pain in the gluteus maximus (it had been almost a month-and-a-half between obituary posts).  So unless I get sidetracked… Continue reading The passings parade

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Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #9

Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) – After finally getting the opportunity to see the whole enchilada, I discovered that the reason why I had difficulty following the plot of this Disney film wasn’t due to what I missed (everything before Donald Pleasence’s character taking “custody” of Ike Eisenmann and Kim Richards and handing them over to weaselly gazillionaire… Continue reading Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #9

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Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #7

Matt at Scrubbles.net asks a rhetorical question in his Weekly Mishmash column: “By the way, surely I cannot be the only person on earth who is excited about Turner Classic Movies’ month-long live action Disney film fest, right?” So I gave him a rhetorical answer in his comments section, assuring him that he wasn’t. (And kudos to me for the restraint… Continue reading Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #7

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Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #5

Well, Disneython got off to a raucous start yesterday on Turner Classic Movies, and I managed to catch three of the seven Disney features shown beginning at twelve noon. (So I’m choosy. I get it from my mother, who always made certain there was a jar of Jif in the house.) I don’t know who… Continue reading Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #5

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“Careful with those candles, kids…we don’t want Uncle Walt to melt…”

Yes, everyone’s favorite cryogenically-preserved Magic Kingdom creator Walt Disney is celebrating the anniversary of his 107th birthday today...and possibly in a deep freeze near you. While I’m not completely 100% certain that TCM’s The Family Classics special this month (on Sundays) is directly related to this event, it would almost have to be. Growing up as a… Continue reading “Careful with those candles, kids…we don’t want Uncle Walt to melt…”