Reluctant Dragon

Default Disney: The Reluctant Dragon (1941)

If losing the European market due to World War II was bad enough for the Walt Disney Studios, worse was yet to come. In...
Pinocchio

Default Disney: Pinocchio (1940)

When I first was going to review Pinocchio, I asked a few friends if they had interest in watching it with me only to...

Default Disney: “Don Donald” (1937)

Donald Duck makes his solo debut in 1937's "Don Donald," the story of a duck, his materialistic girlfriend, a dancing donkey, and the Mexican desert...

Default Disney: “Mickey’s Christmas Carol” (1983)

Released in 1983 with a reissue of The Rescuers, "Mickey's Christmas Carol" was the first Mickey Mouse short in exactly thirty years (his last...
wise little hen

Default Disney: “The Wise Little Hen” (1934)

At first glance, "The Wise Little Hen" may seem like a typical Silly Symphony release - yet another musical retelling of a famous fairy...

Default Disney: Bambi (1942)

The release of Bambi in 1942 marked the end of an era at the Walt Disney Studios. America had entered World War II and...
El Terrible Toreador

Default Disney: “El Terrible Toreador” (1929)

Walt Disney's "EL TERRIBLE TOREADOR" - talk about a short that lives up to its name. Often cited as the worst Silly Symphony cartoon, it does little to...

Default Disney: Dumbo (1941)

Towards the end of 1941, life at the Disney Studios was chaotic. With the failures of Pinocchio, Fantasia, and even The Reluctant Dragon, World...
Plane Crazy

Default Disney: “Plane Crazy” (1929)

"Plane Crazy," although released as the fourth Mickey Mouse cartoon in 1929, was actually Mickey's original cartoon debut. Initially designed as a silent cartoon,...
Skeleton Dance

Default Disney: “The Skeleton Dance” (1929)

After Walt Disney found success with Mickey Mouse following the release of "Steamboat Willie," he began to look for ways to diversify his output...

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Tom Hanks in THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION?

Artist and former NFL player Aaron Evans joins us to ask Who It Could Have Been: would Tom Hanks have played a...