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...
Make Mine Music

Default Disney: Make Mine Music (1946)

A dancing wind instrument, a child wolf hunter, and an operatic cetacean mammal show us how to MAKE MINE MUSIC in today's Default Disney review!
victory through air power

Default Disney: Victory Through Air Power (1943)

Victory Through Air Power - the most atypical animated film Walt Disney ever produced and the incredible effect it had on the outcome of World War II...
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...
Snow White

Default Disney: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Walt Disney Animation had come a long way since the early black-and-white days of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse in the 1920's. Disney's...
Get a Horse

Default Disney: “Get a Horse!” (2013)

Since his final regular short was released in 1953 ("The Simple Things"), Mickey Mouse has only made sporadic appearances in films outside of television,...
Casey Bats Again

Default Disney: “Casey Bats Again” (1954)

"Casey at the Bat" returns in "Casey Bats Again" - a sequel that, bizarrely, has the macho baseball player coaching an all-girl team & dressing in drag...

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,...

Default Disney: “The Barnyard Battle” (1929)

Disney's THE BARNYARD BATTLE - if you've ever wanted to see Mickey Mouse stripped down naked and given a disturbing, intrusive physical examination...

Other Default Stories

The Watcher in the Woods (1980): A Disney Horror Film?

We close out October with an oxymoron: a legitimate Disney horror film - 1980's The Watcher in the Woods. Disney may rule fantasy but can it produce effective scares?