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American Legends (2001)

Consists of new narration by James Earl Jones, which is interspersed with the Disney shorts John Henry (2000), Johnny Appleseed (1948), Paul Bunyan (1958), and The Brave Engineer (1950).

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Cast overview:
... Himself - Host
... Polly - Narrator (voice) (archive footage)
Geoffrey Jones ... John Henry (voice) (archive footage)
... MacTavish (voice) (archive footage)
Dave Murray ... Thomas (voice) (archive footage)
Carrie Harrington ... Polly (singing voice) (archive footage)
... Old Settler / Johnny Appleseed / Johnny's Angel (voice) (archive footage)
... Narrator ('Brave Engineer') (voice) (archive footage)
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Consists of new narration by James Earl Jones, which is interspersed with the Disney shorts John Henry (2000), Johnny Appleseed (1948), Paul Bunyan (1958), and The Brave Engineer (1950).

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Consists of the Disney shorts John Henry (2000), Paul Bunyan (1958), The Legend of Johnny Appleseed (1948), and The Brave Engineer (1950) (about Casey Jones), with introductions provided by James Earl Jones. See more »

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Classics from my childhood, plus a new classic!
25 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I remember watching these classic Disney shorts on "The Wonderful World of Disney" or at school when I was a kid, and now my children can see them as well. "Paul Bunyon" was always my favorite, and I love the new "John Henry" segment, but Eddie Cantor's narration on the Casey Jones piece is just plain annoying.

James Earl Jones provides some historical background to the men behind legends.

7/10


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