January 30, 2013
abbott and costello, andrews sisters, death, johnnie fedora, little toot, make mine music, melody time, patty andrews, walt disney
Singer Patty Andrews of the famed “Andrews Sisters” has passed away sadly at the age of 94! Patty Andrews (1918-2013) died at her home in California due to natural causes.
Patty, along with her sisters LaVerne and Maxine (who predeceased Patty), were popular singers in the ’30s and ’40s. They even made appearances as themselves in films such as “Buck Privates” and “In the Navy”, both starring the comedic duo of Abbott and Costello.
There also is a connection between them and Disney animation. They sang the “Johnnie Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet” and “Little Toot” segments from Disney’s “Make Mine Music” and “Melody Time”, respectively!
In the end, many old-timers and young folk are sure to mourn the loss of the last of the Andrews Sisters!
January 29, 2013
1952, brad bird, disney, disney world, disneyland, george clooney, magic kingdom, tomorrowland, walt disney
As you all know, Brad Bird’s secret Disney film project, “1952”, has been causing a lot of talk amongst the Disney fans and movie lovers alike. This has been escalated recently after Mr. Bird tweeted pictures of a Disney box with paraphernalia apparently associated with this motion picture. And now, we have even newer developments: The film is now renamed as “Tomorrowland”! This will be sure to get tongues wagging again! Whaddaya think it’s about? Does an adventure occur at Tomorrowland? Is it about the formation of Tomorrowland? Does it have nothing to do with Tomorrowland and is just given a distracting name? Lemme know in the comments.
The film is scheduled to be released on December 19, 2014. George Clooney is expected to star. For more info, check out http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tomorrowland-disneys-1952-brad-bird-415934
January 26, 2013
Disney Canon-Forgotten/Minor Characters
animated film, animated movie, animation, archimedes, arthur, disney, disney animation, disney canon, forgotten characters, merlin, minor characters, the sword in the stone, walt disney
I can hear you saying, “WHO?!” and you probably have a right to say that. Hopefully, everything can be explained as we progress.
We are visiting Walt Disney’s 18th animated feature film, “The Sword in the Stone” (or as I like to call it, “How Many Times Can You Hear Wart Say, ‘Wha..?Wait. Whoa!’?“).
Released in 1963, it was the last animated Disney film released during Walt Disney’s life. More
January 24, 2013
1952, brad bird, disney, george clooney, mystery, pixar, project, walt disney
The Mysterious Box!
Brad Bird’s secret project tentatively starring George Clooney entitled, “1952” has been….well, kept a secret. But the director has tweeted two photos that may help us form hypotheses on what this film could possibly be about!
The Mysterious Box Opened!
Well, let’s hear your hypotheses! What do you think this film is about?
January 24, 2013
aladdin, alan menken, broadway, chad beguelin, disney, disney animation, disney canon, howard ashman, musical, tim rice, walt disney
Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin”, is coming to Broadway in 2014! The show will feature music and lyrics by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice of course as well as by Chad Beguelin. Are you excited for this? Do you think this show is a good idea?
January 20, 2013
"Top 13" Lists
101 dalmatians, aladdin, alice in wonderland, animated film, animated movie, animation, beauty and the beast, disney, disney animation, disney canon, lists, meet the robinsons, one hundred and one dalmatians, pinocchio, robin hood, tarzan, the great mouse detective, the hunchback of notre dame, the jungle book, the lion king, the sword in the stone, top 10, top 13, walt disney
Well folks, it’s about time that I open up my latest section of this blog: my “Top 13” Lists! Face it, we all love lists and love reading other people’s opinions, and I’m no exception. So I thought to myself that I should start making a few lists and hopefully some people would be interested in reading them!
I’m stuck reading this, aren’t I?
So I went ahead and decided my first list to be, “My Top 13 Favorite Animated Disney (Canon) Films”! It seemed an appropriate list to start with seeing as I’m already doing a project involving the Disney Canon. Maybe some of you were curious as to which films are my personal favorite?
After looking through the list of the Disney Canon films and after much painstaking editing and re-arranging (I never realized how hard ranking things can be! To those of you who make lists often, I tip my hat to you!),
“Darn, I can’t make the joke about the hat being the fastest piece of clothing because it goes on a head!”
I’m ready to share the results with you all!
Note: I personally find one’s favorites and preferences can vary over time, minutely, if not majorly! So keep in mind that as of January 2013, this is my list! Maybe when I look back at this list in the future, I’ll wonder why my #6 film was not #12? Or why my #10 film was not my #3? Or why my #7 film was even on the list to begin with?
Also, I have not seen “Wreck-It Ralph” yet, but I have seen all the other films in the Disney Canon! Hopefully, I don’t love “Wreck-It Ralph” so much that it affects my top 13! Oh, you’re probably wondering to yourself, “Why top 13?” Well, it’s because I’m not superstitious!
With that said, sit back and enjoy my top 13 favorite animated Disney (Canon) films! More
January 13, 2013
Disney Canon-Forgotten/Minor Characters
101 dalmatians, animated film, animated movie, animation, captain, colonel, cruella, cruella de vil, disney, disney animation, disney canon, forgotten characters, horace, jasper, minor characters, one hundred and one dalmatians, perdita, pongo, sergeant, walt disney, what's my line
The “Twilight Bark” can bring you the canine-related news, but “The Animation Commendation” will bring you the Disney canon-related news! And today, we venture into Disney’s 17th animated feature, “One Hundred and One Dalmatians”. Released in 1961, the film was a great success and became loved by us all. It was a thrilling film of how far one goes to save one’s family. More