Disney unveils yet another Silly Symphonies presentation with the 1932 animated short, “Flowers and Trees.” In the short, two trees appear to be in love, but a jealous stump wants the female tree for himself. When the female tree rejects his advances, the jealous stump starts a forest fire to threaten the pair and their […]

The second of Disney’s Latin-inspired films, as part of the Good Neighbor program, brings Donald Duck and Jose Carioca back on movie screens, while introducing us to more of Latin America. “The Three Caballeros” is the immediate sequel to “Saludos Amigos.” Released in 1944, Donald goes to South America to reunite with Jose and learn […]

In the 1930s, the Walt Disney company took on the story of “The Pied Piper” in a seven minute short for Silly Symphonies. The story is simple and easy to follow. Rats are overrunning a village. The Pied Piper shows up, says he can get rid of the rats and then does it with his […]

Hera is now in command of a rebel squadron. Ezra is now taking a leadership role. Kanan is now blind and is learning new ways to hone his Jedi power. Zeb and Sabine are both growing in their roles as rebels. And, there’s a villainous member of the Empire making his way to the rebellion […]

Two children wander into the woods where they meet a bunch of gnomes, a witch who turns them into animals and then are freed by the gnomes before helping to free other children who have been turned into animals. That’s the plot of the seven minute, 1932 Walt Disney and Silly Symphony short, “Babes in […]

Disney goes west in this 2004 post-Renaissance Walt Disney Animation Studios film, “Home on the Range.” The film is the next to last 2D animated film from Disney’s main studio. Roseanne Barr, Dame Judi Dench and Jennifer Tilly star as three cows that are trying to save their farm from being sold. Randy Quaid voices […]

Go back and meet the brother songwriting duo responsible for some of Disney’s most popular songs from some of its most beloved classics in “The Boys: The Sherman Brothers Story.” This documentary details the lives and careers of Robert and Richard Sherman. The brothers wrote many of the classic songs for Disney’s hits in the […]

Disney and Pixar take us to Monstropolis to see how those monsters that keep hiding in our closet get in and why they need the screams to help power their city in “Monsters, Inc.” The 2001 film is the fourth film made by Pixar Studios and the fourth bona fide hit. This film is a […]

James Cameron introduces the world to Pandora as he brings one of the most anticipated films in history to the big screen in “Avatar.” The film gives us a look at a group of Americans who end up trying to forcibly remove people from their home and knock down the trees because the forestland stands […]

Disney is back with the fifth package film from its Wartime Era with “Melody Time.” The film, released in 1948, features seven shorts set to popular and folk music of the 1940s, much like how “Fantasia” featured several shorts set to classical music. This film is also the last time Donald Duck appears in a […]

Woody, Buzz and the gang are back in the first sequel offered by Pixar and it’s a better movie than the first. “Toy Story 2” gives us a backstory for Woody, introduces us to some fun new characters and gives Buzz Lightyear the chance to show Woody the meaning of friendship. While I will always […]

The Walt Disney Company heads to South America to check out the beautiful landmarks and countryside in Argentina, Chile and Brazil for their sixth animated feature, “Saludos Amigos.” The film features four shorts giving the viewer a look at the South American landscape and introducing two legendary Disney characters, Donald Duck and Goofy. This is […]

The Walt Disney Animation Studios puts together two 45 minute cartoons into a feature length film in “Fun and Fancy Free.” The 1947 film is the ninth animated feature film from Disney and the fourth package film produced to save money due to World War II. The first half of the film focuses on Bongo, […]

A girl from South Africa comes to live with an American family during apartheid, and during her time in the US learns about the issues facing people of color in her own country and the USA. This Disney Channel Original Movie tackles the issues of racism, apartheid, slavery and prejudice. While we like to think […]

“As you wish!” That is one of the many classic quotes from the cult classic, “The Princess Bride,” that led to it having such a big following. The film is a fairy tale told to a sick child, and in the story, we follow Buttercup as she is kidnapped and rescued by a her long […]