Category Archive: War

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 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

World War 2 Shorts (1941-45)

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Softening the Blow of Being Drafted With the Pearl Harbor attacks America was suddenly involved in a war it had resisted entering. So Disney set out to soften the blow, and promote the… Continue reading

Victory Through Air Power (1943)

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Victory Through Air Power was based on a book of the same name by Maj. Alexander P. de Seversky.  Walt had read the book and thought Seversky was swell.  Seversky was a Russian… Continue reading