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    Mousterpiece Cinema, Episode 94: ‘Pinocchio’

    We’ve been away for a month, but Mousterpiece Cinema is back and ready to go! Gabe and Josh are raring to go, and start off a slew of all-new episodes by tackling one of the greatest of all animated movies–let alone Disney movies: 1940’s Pinocchio. This week, they’re joined by Alexander Huls, contributor to The […] More

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    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 Kelsey, Joe Grant, Dick Huemer, Del Connell, Tom Oreb, and John Waltridge Starring Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Verna Felton I should not pride myself in my […] More

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    Extended Thoughts on ‘Herbie, the Love Bug’

    Herbie, The Love Bug Written by Arthur Alsberg and Don Nelson Starring Dean Jones, Patricia Harty, Nicky Katt, Larry Linville, Claudia Wells When people speak of the possibility of alternate dimensions, they leave out the one closest to us all. We like to imagine a universe so similar to our own, nearly identical to the […] More

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    Extended Thoughts on ‘The Rescuers Down Under’

    The Rescuers Down Under Directed by Hendel Butoy and Mike Gabriel Written by Jim Cox, Karey Kirkpatrick, Byron Simpson, Joe Ranft Starring Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, George C. Scott The level of faith the Walt Disney Company places in its own products never ceases to be amazing if inexplicable. Each era at this massive corporation […] More

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    Extended Thoughts on ‘Monsters, Inc.’

    Monsters, Inc. Directed by Pete Docter Written by Andrew Stanton and Daniel Gerson Starring Billy Crystal, John Goodman, James Coburn, Steve Buscemi Here’s a question that has nagged at me for the last few years: what, really, is the difference between a film made by Pixar Animation Studios and a film made by DreamWorks Animation? […] More

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    Walt Disney: The Original Master “Imagineer”

    Full disclosure: when I was a kid, I didn’t like Disney cartoons. My family took me to all of them, new and the regularly re-released: Pinocchio (1940), Bambi (1942), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Lady and the Tramp (1955). And we went to see the live-action Disney flicks, too: 20,000 Leagues Under the […] More