Category Archive: Class

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

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

Pinocchio (1940)

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Life as a Wooden Boy For most of the movie, Pinocchio is a wooden boy; this unique condition coming with its own peculiarities and hazards.  What we want to know is: does Pinocchio… Continue reading