Much better than the feature film.
planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida
8 January 2011
I recently rented "Fun & Fancy Free" and frankly was disappointed in
this Disney film. It really was NOT a feature film in any sense except
length, as it really consisted of stringing together two short cartoons
(one good, one quite lame) and releasing them as a feature. But, the
story of how and why this was made as well as the path to it coming to
the theaters WAS very interesting and well worth seeing. In particular,
unlike most 'making of' featurettes I have seen on DVD, this one
actually had a lot of amazing content. Usually, when such a film is
assembled many decades after the initial release, so many of the stars
of the film have died that there really isn't much to say. Here,
however, the film makers managed to uncover a huge quantity of very
interesting archival footage--real treasures. For example, animation
and sketches of earlier versions of characters, missing segments and
alternate sequences are shown and made "Fun & Fancy Free" much more
entertaining. This sort of film is exactly what such shorts SHOULD be.
Great job by all.
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