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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

Melody Time (1948)

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Melody Time = the down home, woodsy and not as good equivalent to Make Mine Music, which, as we all know, was the craphouse pop music version of the much better Fantasia. And… Continue reading

Fun and Fancy Free (1947)

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Fun and Fancy Free–Violence, Violence and More Violence Fun and Fancy Free was one of those Post-WWII Disney features where they basically decided to scrap the idea of making one long film, and… Continue reading

Song of the South (1946)

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Song of the South. Does anybody actually know what this movie is about?! What we knew about Song of the South prior to viewing: uh….it’s racist, and um, ‘zip-a-dee-doo-dah’ and that it combines… Continue reading

Make Mine Music (1946)

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Here’s another one of Disney’s early collections of shorts they strung together and called a feature film. Yay. It’s half “ho hum” dross, half “um, what?” Even so, Disney, never one to disappoint,… Continue reading