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A few days ago, we put up the press release for the announcement that Disney are going to be showing every single one of their animated feature films at the BFI during the course of 2011. This is to celebrate the fact that their new movie, Tangled is their 50th feature release. To coincide with this, Disney have also brought out a brand new trailer showing all 50 of their animated features and if you love Disney movies, then you’ll really love this!
So without further ado, check out the trailer below or scroll down to view every single movie featured in the trailer.
The movies in the trailer include:
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 Pinocchio 1940 Fantasia 1940 Dumbo 1941 Bambi 1942 Saludos Amigos 1942 The Three Caballeros 1944 Make Mine Music, 1946 Fun and Fancy Free 1947 Melody Time 1948 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad 1949 Cinderella 1950 Alice in Wonderland 1951 Peter Pan 1953 Lady and the Tramp »
- David Sztypuljak
At some point in the chronology of me dealing with Tangled, a complicated psychological rollercoaster for this lifelong Rapunzel lover, I had completely forgotten (or maybe never known?) that it was to be the 50th Disney animated feature.
I think I wasn't counting the compilation films but Disney does. Here's a helpful reminder from Disney of that rich history (which I saw courtesy of All Things Fangirl). How many have you seen?
The video comes after the jump.
The ones I've seen are in bold. Some I haven't seen so childhood so I dare not "rank" them though it's tempting to imagine watching them all chronologically and doing so... I just need a free 300 hours or so to watch and write up. Easy. Links go to previous posts if there are any -- every time an animated film comes out I realize it may be the biggest deficiency here at Tfe. »
- NATHANIEL R
Today, Tangled hits theaters and marks the release of Disney Animation Studio’s 50th film. To celebrate the occasion, Disney has released a short video that counts all fifty films set to the song “Dreams” by Brandi Carlile. I don’t know why they didn’t set it to a song from one of the animated Disney movies instead, but Carlile’s song works fine. Hit the jump to check out the video.
And if you can’t name all the films by sight, here’s the list:
1.) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
2.) Pinocchio (1940)
3.) Fantasia (1940)
4.) Dumbo (1941)
5.) Bambi (1942)
6.) Saludos Amigos (1942)
7.) The Three Caballeros (1944)
8.) Make Mine Music (1946)
9.) Fun and Fancy Free (1947)
10.) Melody Time (1948)
11.) The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
12.) Cinderella (1950)
13.) Alice in Wonderland (1951)
14.) Peter Pan (1953)
15.) Lady and the Tramp (1955)
16.) Sleeping Beauty (1959)
17.) One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
18.) The Sword in the Stone (1963)
19.) The Jungle Book (1967)
20.) The Aristocats (1970)
21.) Robin Hood (1973)
- Matt Goldberg
There is some fantastic stuff going on down at the BFI (the British Film Institute) on London’s South Bank very soo. To celebrate the release of the 50th feature length Disney movie Tangled in January, the studio are set to screen all 50 movies at the BFI.
We’ll have more info soon as one of our own reporters was down at the BFI earlier today to hear the announcement, but for now, here’s the info that we received via a press release earlier today.
Every weekend throughout 2011, the Disney heritage will be gloriously showcased, spanning seventy years of films that combine beautiful artistry, masterful storytelling and ground-breaking technology. Seeing the films at BFI Southbank will be a truly special experience and give audiences of all ages an incredible opportunity to watch some of the world’s most celebrated, iconic and best loved family films of all time on the big screen. »
- Paul Heath
This is rather fantastic news for those of you out there who love any animated Disney movie (that would be everyone then!). Disney have just sent us the press release below to let us know that every single Disney Animated movie will be screened at the BFI Southbank throughout 2011 in celebration of their brand new movie, Tangled which is their 50th release.
I’ve placed the full press release below which you can read for all the details and the full list of the 50 movies that will be screened are also placed below.
Press Release November 23rd 2010
BFI Southbank and The Walt Disney Company announce The Disney 50
For the first time ever, all Disney’s 50 animation feature films seen on the big screen at BFI Southbank throughout 2011, in celebration of Disney’s 50th animation, Tangled
BFI Southbank and The Walt Disney Company have launched a unique season that gives audiences, »
- David Sztypuljak
Walt Disney Animation is getting ready to release their 50th full length animated feature Tangled, so the Fine Brothers have created a video featuring popular “Spoilers” from all the classic Disney films. The Fine Brothers are known for their popular spoiler videos. Recently we also posted the “100 Horror Movie Spoilers in 5 Minutes” vidoe.
Again the following video contains only *spoilers* so if you haven’t seen every film listed below the video, I would advise you don’t watch it.
Fun and Fancy Free
The Adventures of Icabod and Mr. Toad
While some companies are turning to a live-action/CGI blend with their older properties, Walt Disney is sticking to what it knows best and will bring a brand new Winnie the Pooh film to screens for the first time in 35 years next summer. At the helm are Stephen J. Anderson (Meet the Robinsons) and Don Hall (story for The Princess and the Frog), who are working off five short stories by A.A. Milne. Joining the fray on voice cast for the first time are Craig Ferguson, Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Bud Luckey (director of the Pixar short Boundin’). Zooey Deschanel will be performing the Pooh theme song, while Tony Award-winning songwriter Bobby Lopez will be providing seven new songs.
With all that, this certainly is shaping up to be a winning effort from Disney. I personally can’t wait. This will be hand-drawn wholesomeness that only Pooh can inspire. »
- Bill Graham
Directed by: Don Hahn
Running Time: 1 hr 25 mins
Release Date: September 24, 2010 (limited)
Plot: A documentary about the rise of Disney’s animation studio, from the depths of the early ’80′s to the heights of the mid-’90s.
Expectations: Didn’t know much about the film, but everything I’ve heard about the power struggles between Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg sound fascinating. Plus so many great filmmakers came out of the Disney in the early ’80s, including Tim Burton, John Lasseter and Don Bluth.
Michael Eisner as himself: I remember Eisner as the kind, fatherly man who used to the introduce the Disney Sunday Movie. He »
- Megan Lehar
You've torn off the cellophane and loaded the disc into your console of choice. Watched the opening cutscene unfold with John Marston's arrival in Armadillo, ridden off to Fort Mercer and had a bullet lodged in your gut. Now you're fully recovered and wandering around the idyllic setting of MacFarlane's Ranch. You've got your trusty six-shooter, any number of horses to hop on and ride, and an massive open world waiting before you.
Sooooooo... now what?
(1) Stay Close To Home
The Wild West beyond the borders of MacFarlane's Ranch isn't overwhelmingly dangerous, certainly no worse than some of the more gang-infested areas of Liberty City, but there's more than enough to keep you occupied in the early going in the immediate vicinity of the ranch.
(2) Learn From The Master
Bonnie MacFarlane is a kind woman, but also a tough one. She and her father Drew have put together a »
- Adam Rosenberg
I'm not a big fan of remakes, or sequels for that matter. Accordingly, revamping a classic and drastically changing the characters and settings, made my hair stand up. That said, I was very pleased with the modern-day retelling. True, the story has shifted from the enchanting kiss of a princess to bring a prince back to human form from his frog form to a girl getting down to his level and taking adventure to unexplored horizons. It goes back to the classic old-school Disney formula loved by so many, and holds its ground. It's been a while since the last of this kind - "Home On the Range" was lackluster and painful to watch for the most part. The story tells of Tiana (voiced by Anika Noni Rose), daughter of seamstress Eudora (Oprah Winfrey) who keeps two jobs to start her dream of owning a fancy New Orleans restaurant. Bruno Campos »
Director Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, the Oscar-nominated Coraline) has signed an exclusive long-term deal with Disney to create stop-motion animated films for the studio. Variety reports that Selick plans to move to the Bay Area and plans to write and direct films based on original ideas and literary properties.
The signing of Selick is yet another example of how Pixar and Disney Animation Studios head John Lasseter is bringing back all animation to the studio. Last year, The Princess and the Frog marked the first 2D animated musical for Disney since 2004’s Home on the Range. Selick made his directing debut for Disney back in 1993 with Nightmare and Coraline grossed $75 million. That film, plus Fantastic Mr. Fox, Mary & Max, and A Town Called Panic, shows there’s definitely interest for stop-motion animation. I personally love the medium and Selick is one of its kings.
It’s wonderful news »
- Matt Goldberg
The first traditionally animated feature film from Disney since 2002's Home on the Range (and more importantly to little girls, the first to feature a new Disney princess since 1998's Mulan), The Princess and the Frog is a well crafted return to this cherished form of animation. While the film has its flaws and isn't playing on the same level of Beauty and the Beast or Sleeping Beauty, it's a step above more recent Disney 'toons like Hercules or Tarzan.
Co-directed and written by Ron Clements and John Musker, the same duo behind the better realized The Little Mermaid and the lesser Treasure Planet, you can tell that more careful consideration of creative planning went into Princess and the Frog than the animated Disney films from the latter half of the 1990s and early 2000s. While the Disney think tank was careful to not venture too far from the ingredients »
- Patrick Sauriol
Guest Review by Kat English
In a story borrowed and adapted from E.D. Baker’s The Frog Princess, Disney’s The Princess and the Frog is a fairy tale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans, and tells the story of a young girl named Tiana (Rose) who has a fateful kiss with a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, but in true Disney fairy tale style there’s a twist to the tale… and an evil villain in the grandest Disney tradition!
The Princess and the Frog features a stirring jazz soundtrack and a touch of Disney magic, bucking today’s trend for CGI and 3D, and in the end is something rarely seen on the big screen and this day in age – a traditional animated Disney movie… »
The beauty of true artistry shines through Disney.s Princess and The Frog. The first hand-drawn animation since Disney.s Home on the Range in 2004, this animated film is sure to become a masterpiece. And it comes to Blu-ray + DVD in a 3-disc combo pack loaded with special features. Nominated for many awards including Oscars Best Animated Feature and Best Song, Princess and the Frog is one of those rarities that will live on in our hearts long after the awards and accolades have been forgotten. It is the story of an American dream from the directors of The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, Ron Clements and John Musker, and it lives up to those classics. Tiana (voiced »
- Dana Rae
Disney’s latest movie is a beautiful work of art with a magical touch and a soul stirring soundtrack that made me realise how much I’d missed hand drawn animation in this brave new world of CG.
It was John Lasseter who refilled the inkwells and restocked the paint pots of Disney’s traditional hand drawn animation studios after their doors closed following the completion of 2004’s Home on the Range, and it was a bold move from a man who introduced the screening personally via a pre-recorded message. You’ll know the man and his works, and you should also know that he has an overwhelming passion for what he does: celebrating wonderful stories, beautifully told.
The Princess and the Frog is a film that combines the very best of Disney’s talented storytellers, and you can practically feel the love that was poured into each frame of this film. »
- Jon Lyus
(Christopher Walken, above.)
[We continue with our postings of some of the best interviews from the previous decade that have thus far only appeared in print, but not on our site. This interview was conducted by our good friend in New York, filmmaker Michael Wechsler. It originally appeared in Venice Magazine in 2003. Walken was just coming off a terrific performance in Catch Me If You Can. This is one of the better talks Walken has ever given. He speaks a lot about his process, in very entertaining fashion, making this a must-read for any aspiring actors.]
He dances. He can carry a tune. He has become a regular host on "Saturday Night Live." He loves Jerry Lewis, cats, Bugs Bunny, cooking and painting.
Oh, wait, I'm forgetting a few small details. He also won an Academy Award in 1978 for playing a suicidal soldier in Vietnam, gave audiences a lifetime of nightmares and sadistic chuckles playing a heavy in King of New York and a thug amongst thugs in True Romance, and to this day has one of the most recognizable hairstyles of anybody gracing the Silver Screen.
Frankly, I was more than a little nervous about interviewing Mr. Walken, based purely on his resume of psychologically unstable characters. My initial thought was ‘I hope he's nothing like the folks he's played.' Looking through Walken's roles of the past three decades, it feels »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
16 items from 2010
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