20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

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Disney’s first venture into the burgeoning genre of sci-fi would also be its first real Cold War film. Also, it’s awesome. At this stage in its history, Disney was almost exclusively adapting novels… Continue reading

Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue (1953)

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Firstly, it is imperative that you roll your “R”s while reading this and attempt a bad Scottish accent–even if you can do a great one. Why a bad one? Because, secondly, the movie… Continue reading

The Sword and the Rose (1953)

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After Robin Hood and His Merrie Men, Disney decided to continue their love affair with the traditional stories of Britain. Using the same lead actor (Richard Todd), they made an adaptation of the… Continue reading

Peter Pan (1953)

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It’s Peter Pandemonium, folks! The story of Peter Pan follows three children as they’re lured out of a window in the belief that they can fly, and then whisked away to a world where… Continue reading

The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952)

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WOW, SO WE THOUGHT we were nestling in on the couch for a run-of-the-mill Robin Hood film, done 1950s Disney style. Apparently “done 1950s Disney style” means, sado-masochism, thuggery, crazy religious guys and… Continue reading

Alice in Wonderland (1951)

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Ok, ok, ok. So, Ricktopher was going to write a super awesome post about Alice in Wonderland. Sadly, he recently found himself an unwilling party in a scuffle with a mountain lion and… Continue reading

Treasure Island (1950)

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Treasure Island–Disney’s 1950 ‘boys’ movie True story, Disney was a little worried that they were going to lose the little boy market with all these princesses and effeminate dragons (black, fire-breathing sea dragons… Continue reading

Cinderella (1950)

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The Setting This story takes place in a far away land, in a tiny kingdom that is peaceful and prosperous. One that is ‘rich in romance and tradition.’ Cinderella lives in a chateau.… Continue reading

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

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An animated adaptation of The Wind in the Willows, the first story follows the capricious Mr. Toad. Mr. Toad is a git. He gets conned by a group of tough lookin’ weasels, who pass… Continue reading

So Dear to My Heart (1948)

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The opening credits, on the backdrop of picturesque quilted country scenes, inform us that it is called Walt Disney Presents. What? We didn’t realize it was that kind of a movie. Uhh… Oh,… Continue reading