Cinderella

After five years of combining animated short subjects, and a combo live-action/animation feature, Disney dove into full feature animation fantasy again with the most basic of Fairy Tales. Just because ...

Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the early 1950s, including ‘Mona Lisa,’ ‘High Noon’

Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the early 1950s, including ‘Mona Lisa,’ ‘High Noon’ This article marks Part 5 of the Gold Derby series analyzing 84 years of Best Original Song at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the timeless tunes recognized in this category, the results of ...

Don’t Bother to Knock

“Wash your face, brush your teeth, and say your Prayers.” Marilyn Monroe’s first plunge into a dramatic starring role casts her as a dangerously unstable babysitter in a hotel-set suspense thriller ...

Review: Lady and the Tramp

The 1950s was an interesting era for Walt Disney as they moved further away from movies with humans as the protagonist to ones featuring anthropomorphic animals. Although work had begun a decade ...

30 Disney Songs That Will Bring You Right Back to Your Childhood

Catchy, heartfelt songs have been a staple of Disney movies since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs debuted in 1937 and got us all humming "Heigh-Ho" whenever we have tedious work that needs to be done. ...

Don’T Bother To Knock (1952)

The icon-establishing performances Marilyn Monroe gave in Howard Hawks’ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and in Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot (1959) are ones for the ages, touchstone works that ...

'Lady and the Tramp': 19 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Disney Classic

Since its release 60 years ago this week (on June 22, 1955), "Lady and the Tramp" has been not just one of the most beloved Disney animated features ever made, but also one of the great romances in ...

Disney's Live Action 'Dumbo' Gets Director Tim Burton

Disney's Live Action 'Dumbo' Gets Director Tim Burton Way back in July of last year, Disney announced that it is bringing the 1941 classic animated adventure Dumbo back to theaters with a new live-action take on the story. Today it was announced that Tim ...

Disney's 'Cinderella': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Beloved Fairy Tale Classic

We never get tired of the story of Cinderella, and whether we know it or not, the version we never get tired of is the one put forth by Walt Disney 65 years ago. The 1950 animated feature, released 65 ...

Ben Kingsley To Voice Bagheera In New Jungle Book Feature

Academy Award-winning actor Ben Kingsley has been cast as the voice of Bagheera in Disney’s upcoming The Jungle Book. Directed by Jon Favreau from a script by Justin Marks, The Jungle Book combines ...

Tim's Toons: The Best Moms Ever Drawn

Tim here. Mother’s Day weekend is just around the corner, and not just any Mother’s Day weekend: this year marks the 100th anniversary of the proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson establishing the ...

28 Days of Disney Animation: ‘Dumbo’ is fun and fancy free

Dumbo Written by Otto Englander, Joe Grant, and Dick Huemer Directed by Ben Sharpsteen USA, 1941 Walt Disney Animation Studios’ catalogue began with an artistic bang when Snow White and the Seven ...

'Sleeping Beauty': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Disney Classic

With anticipation building for Angelina Jolie's "Maleficent," due May 30, it's worth noting that the source of her live-action remake, Disney's animated "Sleeping Beauty," marks its 55th anniversary ...

Jon Favreau in Talks to Direct Disney's Live-Action The Jungle Book

Jon Favreau in Talks to Direct Disney's Live-Action The Jungle Book Director Jon Favreau is in negotiations with Disney to make a live-action reboot of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. We first reported on the project in July, when Disney moved forward with a ...

Beautiful, Lighthearted Fox Star Suffered Many Real-Life Tragedies

Jeanne Crain: Lighthearted movies vs. real life tragedies (photo: Madeleine Carroll and Jeanne Crain in ‘The Fan’) (See also: "Jeanne Crain: From ‘Pinky’ Inanity to ‘Margie’ Magic.") Unlike her ...

Disney Classics Double Feature Part II: The Jungle Book

Throughout the year, Thn will look at 53 Walt Disney Animated Classics, from Snow White to Wreck-it Ralph, through the obscurity of Fun And Fancy Free to the second Golden Age of Beauty And The Beast. ...

Disney 53 Week 13: Alice In Wonderland

Each week, Thn takes a look back at one of the Walt Disney Animated Classics. The ones that the Walt Disney Company showed in cinemas, the ones they’re most proud of, the ones that still cost a bloody ...

Extended Thoughts on ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Alice in Wonderland Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske Written by Winston Hibler, Ted Sears, Bill Peet, Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Milt Banta, Bill Cottrell, Dick ...

Disney 53, Week 4: Dumbo

Each week, Thn takes a look back at one of the Walt Disney Animated Classics. The ones that the Walt Disney Company showed in cinemas, the ones they’re most proud of, the ones that still cost a bloody ...

Blu-ray: ‘Cinderella’ Diamond Edition – as Mesmerizing as Ever

Over sixty years have passed since Disney’s Cinderella first screened to mass audiences. Yet, the film is as poignant today as it was over a half century ago. The storybook tale of a young girl and ...

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