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13 items from 2013


Disney Celebrates 90 Years of Animation

11 December 2013 8:26 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney toasted 90 years of animation on Dec. 10 with a cocktail reception in the appropriately named Legends Plaza on the Disney lot in Burbank — appropriate because of the many Disney legends in attendance, including 100-year-old artist Milton Quon, who worked on “Fantasia” and “Dumbo,” 103-year-old Ruthie Thompson, who was an inker at the studio for 40 years, and 78-year-old Burny Mattinson, who recently celebrated his 60th year of working at the studio.

Disney topper Bob Iger wanted to open the festivities with a joke about the extremely chilly weather. “I was dying to start with a joke which was to say: ‘Welcome to the Disney lot where its nice to be “Frozen” here on the spot,’ but the heaters kind of did away with that.” Iger went on to extol the importance of animation to the Disney Studio. “Animation really has been the heart and the soul of this company.”

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- Terry Flores

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Disney Double Feature Part I: Peter Pan

13 April 2013 1:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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 fortune no matter how old they are.

This week, a little later than planned, it’s off to (Never) Never Land with the eternal child that is Peter Pan.

 

Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske and Wilfred Jackson

1953/76 Minutes

In 1935, Disney first intended for J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, one of his favourite stories, to be his second film after Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs. However, because the rights to the play had been bequeathed in perpetuity to Great Ormond Street Hospital, it was several years before he could come to an arrangement.

After that, the studio began story development and character designs in the late 1930s and early ’40s, »

- Rob Burch

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Disney 53 Week 13: Alice In Wonderland

29 March 2013 11:16 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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 fortune no matter how old they are.

This week we’re down the rabbit hole with Alice In Wonderland.

Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske and Wilfred Jackson

1951/75 Minutes

Walt Disney’s connection to Alice in Wonderland stretches back to his childhood; like so many others he was raised on the stories and had read them as a child.

It took him almost twenty years to bring an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s works to the screen; he originally intended it to be his first feature, but Paramount Pictures’ live-action version put a dampener on that plan, so he went with Snow White instead. After Snow proved a success, Walt revived the Wonderland project, »

- Rob Burch

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Extended Thoughts on ‘Alice in Wonderland’

9 March 2013 2:00 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

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 ability to not be bored stiff by black-and-white movies, or by a supposedly stilted style of acting present in films from before the 1960s. There is a perception in the world, though, that audiences under the age of 30—I’m nearing the precipice of being on the opposite side of that line, but not yet—are, for the most part, unable to deal with older films or engage with them properly. On one hand, I bristle at the stereotype, not just because of my love for film of any age, but because I know from writing for this website, »

- Josh Spiegel

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Interviews With Disney "Peter Pan" Voice Actors Kathryn Beaumont And Paul Collins

8 March 2013 8:03 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Todd Garbarini

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Walt Disney Studios graciously provided me with the opportunity recently to discuss Peter Pan with two of the film’s stars: Kathryn Beaumont, who provided the voice of Wendy, and Paul Collins, who provided the voice of John Darling.

Kathryn Beaumont

Todd Garbarini: Thank you for speaking with me about Peter Pan.

Kathryn Beaumont: Thank you, it’s my pleasure!

Tg: I am a big fan of the Disney cartoons as I spent the better part of my childhood seeing them.

Kb: I'm so glad! They really are special, aren't they? The Disney cartoons really stand the test of time.

Tg: These are some of the earliest movies I ever saw in both movie theaters and drive-ins. I really miss the drive-ins. There are so few of them left.

Kb: I know! I miss the drive-ins, too!

Tg: I »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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ABC Family to air weekend of classic animated Disney movies

5 March 2013 10:59 AM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Easter weekend will be a special treat for fans of beloved, classic animated Disney movies, as ABC Family will be showing Alice in Wonderland (1951), Mulan (1998), The Lion King (1994) and Beauty and the Beast (1991) Saturday, March 30, and Sunday, March 31. The Disney movies weekend kicks off with 1951′s Alice in Wonderland, March 30 at 5:30pm Et/Pt (encore March 31 at 3:30pm Et/Pt). It’s the animated adventure about young Alice, who finds herself in the strange, scary and whimsical world of Wonderland. Alice in Wonderland features the voices of Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn and Sterling [...] »

- Jeff Pfeiffer

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Review: Peter Pan

24 February 2013 9:29 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Of all the classic animated films, Peter Pan may be the one that has spread its influence furthest. From James Kirk’s reference to the second star on the right to Michael Jackson’s compound being called Neverland, the enduring story of the boy who didn’t want to grow up resonates with us all. Walt Disney has shined its latest crown jewel to a brilliant luster in the Diamond Edition release of Peter Pan, a combo pack featuring Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital copy (along with a Storybook app for tablets). Said to be one of Disney’s favorite stories, he intended it to be among his earliest releases but circumstances delayed it from being completed until its 1953 release. As a result, some of the lush rotoscoping we saw in Snow White is replaced with complete hand-drawn animation, but it also means some of the figures, from Smee to the »

- Robert Greenberger

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Peter Pan – (Three-Disc Diamond Edition: Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy + Storybook App) (1953)

5 February 2013 1:42 PM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Blu-ray Review

Peter Pan

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske

Cast: Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried

Running Time: 1 hr 16 mins

Rating: G

Due Out: February 5, 2013

Plot: Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan.

Who’S It For? Everyone knows the story of Peter Pan, but perhaps you haven’t seen it for a while. This review will clue you in if your child is ready.

Movie:

Since we all know the basic concept of the film, but are perhaps years (or decades) removed from seeing it, I’ve decided to do a running diary review of Peter Pan. I hope you enjoy.

“All of this happened before, and it will happen again.” That’s where we start, which I guess is referring to history repeating itself, but with other children, as opposed to »

- Jeff Bayer

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Peter Pan (Three-Disc Diamond Edition) - Blu-ray Review - Clips Added!

5 February 2013 8:54 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

A special offer for today, I.ll tell you what I.ll do, for those who buy Peter Pan without delay will get a free tattoo. Well, maybe not (unless it.s a skull and crossbones, but you have to join Hook.s crew and set out to sea). Peter Pan comes to Blu-ray with a wonderful portion of fairy dust. John (voiced by Paul Collins), Michael (Tommy Luske), and Wendy Darling (Kathryn Beaumont) are the children of a banker in London. Wendy tells the boys of the Peter Pan and his magical adventures in Neverland. One evening when their parents are going to a party, Peter Pan (Bobby Driscoll) actually does fly into their nursery. He.s lost his shadow to »

- Jeff Swindoll

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Blu Review: Peter Pan: Diamond Edition

5 February 2013 6:58 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Cinelinx has a wonderful thought after watching the Peter Pan: Diamond Edition Blu-ray!

The Set-up

Three British children are transported to Neverland, where a young boy named Peter and his band of Lost Boys do battle with the nefarious pirate Captain Hook. Based on the classic children's novel by Sir James Barrie.

The Delivery

Sir James M. Barrie's classic children's novel about the boy who never grew up has seen a number of incarnations, from the original story to a number of silent film and stage adaptations. Walt Disney's animated version, released in 1953, keeps some of the elements of the original story, with a good amount of Disneyfication (for lack of a better term) thrown in.

The fact that Disney softened some of the darker elements, added musical numbers, and changed a few things is hardly a drawback. In fact, it gives this version just the right personality and distinction. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Victor Medina)

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Exclusive: Kathryn Beaumont Talks Peter Pan Diamond Edition Blu-ray

4 February 2013 6:20 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Kathryn Beaumont, the voice of Wendy Darling, talks Peter Pan, debuting on Diamond Editon Blu-ray February 5

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has delved into its vault to bring back another one of their most cherished films for a whole new generation to enjoy. The studio is releasing the Diamond Edition version of Peter Pan on three-disc Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray/DVD for the first time, to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of this animated classic on February 5.

I recently had the privilege of speaking with actress Kathryn Beaumont, who provides both the voice of Wendy Darling and served as the live action model for the character. Take a look at what she had to say about this timeless animated adventure for the whole family.

This came right after Alice in Wonderland, and you provided both the voice and live-action reference for that as well. Did the experience from Alice in Wonderland lead right into Peter Pan? »

- MovieWeb

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Blu-Ray Releases: Feb. 3 – Feb. 9

2 February 2013 3:43 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Welcome to another weekly preview of upcoming Blu-Ray releases! In this week’s edition, Flight makes a good case for taking the train to your next vacation destination, Here Comes the Boom hits store shelves with a – well with a boom I guess, and a beloved family classic finally gets a Blu-Ray release.

Ready for this week’s Blu-Ray releases? Then read on.

Flight

Starring: Denzel WashingtonJohn GoodmanDon CheadleKelly ReillyBruce Greenwood, and Melissa Leo.

Director: Robert Zemeckis

An American drama film from Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis. It was well received by critics and was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Actor (for the film’s star Denzel Washington) and Best Original Screenplay.

Plot: An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunction reveals something troubling.

My Thoughts: I haven’t watched it yet, but I’m looking forward to it. »

- C.P. Howells

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Peter Pan Blu-ray 1950′s Photo Slideshow

2 February 2013 9:34 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On Tuesday (February 5), The Walt Disney Studios celebrates the 60th Anniversary release of Walt Disney’s classic, “Peter Pan,” as it soars to all-new heights – with a new digital restoration and high definition picture and sound – for the first time on Blu-ray™. The classic tale that taught us all “to believe” and first introduced us to the Darling children – Wendy, John and Michael – as they flew with Peter Pan and Tinker Bell past the second star to the right and straight on ‘till morning to the enchanted world of Never Land. Rediscover the magical adventure and relive childhood memories of this great bedtime story. In anticipation of the upcoming release of the 60th Anniversary Edition of Peter Pan, check out the slideshow featuring 1950s Live Action Reference photographs from Walt Disney Studio’s Vault!

The “Peter Pan” Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy & Storybook App) is a »

- Michelle McCue

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