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The Films of Walt Disney
& Disney Studios

Disney's Mickey Mouse Disney's "Beauty and The Beast" [1991] Disney's Donald Duck
Disney's "Snow White" [1937] Disney's Peter PanDisney's Pooh and friends
          books about Disney Studio films

collections on DVD & Blu-ray

films of the Walt Disney Era

films of the Post-Walt Era

films since 2000
NEW movies, coming soon

works about Disney Art


L i n k s

Magic Lantern's Walt Disney Studios Page
Walt Disney Pictures official website
official Disney® Store at Amazon

Walt Disney Company entry at Wikipedia
Walt Disney Studios entry at Wikipedia

The Encyclopedia of Disney Animated Shorts {last update 2011}
list of unproduced Disney animated films, 1930-2014 at Wikipedia

Disney Movies & TV Shows Store at Amazon

Walt Disney [1901-66]
Walt Disney received 26 Oscars from A.M.P.A.S.     received a record 64 Oscar nominations [1932-1969],
and won 22 Academy Awards and 4 Honorary Oscars,
among many other honors, including postage stamps

Magic Lantern's Walt Disney [1901-66] Page
Walt Disney credits [1922-70] at Internet Movie Database
Walt Disney entry at Wikipedia
Walt Disney Family Museum

Books  About  Disney  Studio  Films

The Disney Films book by Leonard Maltin  "The Disney Films" [orig 1973] by Leonard Maltin
Disney Books 11x8½ 4th edition pb [8/2000] out of print/used
Disney Books 11x8½ 3rd edition pb [9/95] out of print/many used
Crown hardcover [1973] out of print/used
Random House hardcover [1973] out of print/used
Disney Posters / Animated Film Classics book  "The Disney Poster: The Animated Film Classics From Mickey Mouse To Aladdin" [1993]
Disney Editions 5½x4½ hardcover [10/95] out of print/used
Disney Editions 14¼x11¼ hardcover [9/93] out of print/used
Silent Films of Walt Disney book by Russell Merritt & J.B. Kaufman  "Walt In Wonderland: The Silent Films of Walt Disney" [1994]
by Russell Merritt & J.B. Kaufman

Johns Hopkins Univ Press 10½x9 pb [3/2000] out of print/used
Johns Hopkins Univ Press 11¼x9¾ hardcover [3/94] out of print/used
The Disney Poster Book  "The Disney Poster Book" [2002] by Tony Anselmo
Disney Editions 14¼x11¼ hardcover [2002] out of print/used
"The Disney Poster Book" [1984]
Crown/Harmony pb [1984] out of print/used

see also Magic Lantern's Movie Posters & Books Page

Disney Recipes From Animation to Inspiration book by by Ira L. Meyer & Marcello Garofalo  "Disney Recipes: From Animation To Inspiration" [2003]
by Ira L. Meyer, Edited by Marcello Garofalo

Disney Editions 9½x9 hardcover [10/2003] out of print/used
Hyperion Books 9½x7½ hardcover [10/2003] out of print/used
Learning From Mickey, Donald & Walt book edited by A. Bowdoin Van Riper  "Learning From Mickey, Donald, and Walt: Essays On Disney's Edutainment Films" [2011] Edited by A. Bowdoin Van Riper
McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [2/2011] for $40.00
Disney Voice Actors Biographical Dictionary book by Thomas S. Hischak  "Disney Voice Actors: A Biographical Dictionary" [2011]
by Thomas S. Hischak

McFarland & Co. hardcover [9/2011] for $75.00
'Everything I Know I Learned from Disney Animated Films' book by Jim Korkis  "Everything I Know I Learned From Disney Animated Feature Films: Advice For Living Happily After" [2015] by Jim Korkis
Kindle Edition from Theme Park Press [7/2015] for $4.99
Theme Park Press 8x5 pb [7/2015] for $14.95
Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Thru Time book by Mark Salisbury  "Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland: An Illustrated Journey Through Time" [2016]
by Mark Salisbury

The complete history of Walt Disney's and the Disney Studio's many films of the "Alice In Wonder-land" tales, from Walt's early "Alice In Cartoonland" silent shorts to the 1951 animated feature to the two recent films by Tim Burton.
Disney Editions 11x8¾ pb [4/2016] for $22.27

Collections  of  Disney  Films
on video, DVD & Blu-ray

"Disney's American Legends" cartoon shorts
[Walt Disney Pictures 2002]
Disney's American Legends cartoons on DVD  includes four Disney Technicolor cartoon shorts: "Johnny Appleseed" [1948] { IMDb }, a 19-minute cartoon about John Chapman [1774-1845], who became the legendary Johnny Appleseed; "The Brave Engineer" [1950] { IMDb }, a 7-minute Disney-fied musical version of the Casey Jones legend; "Paul Bunyan" [1958] { IMDb }, a 17-minute cartoon of the life and career of the legendary lumberjack; and "John Henry" [2000] { IMDb }, a 10-minute cartoon of the legend of the Afro-American steel-drivin' man
Walt Disney Video color DVD [2/2002] for $6.31
Walt Disney Video color VHS [2/2002] for $7.74

"Walt Disney Treasures: Disney Rarities - Celebrated Shorts, 1920s-1960s" [2005]
'Disney Rarities Celebrated Shorts, 1920s-1960s' DVD box set   Buena Vista Home Ent. b&w/color DVD set [12/2005] 2 disks for $99.95
contains 31 animated or partly-animated short films: seven 'Alice in Cartoonland' films: "Alice's Wonderland" [1923], "Alice's Wild West Show" [May 1924], "Alice Gets In Dutch" [Nov 1924], "Alice's Egg Plant" [May 1925], "Alice In The Jungle" [Dec 1925], "Alice's Mysterious Mystery" [Feb 1926], and "Alice The Whaler" [July 1927]; five classic cartoon shorts: "Ferdinand The Bull" [Nov 1938] {won Oscar}, "The Brave Engineer" [March 1950], "Ben and Me" [Nov 1953] {Oscar nom}, "Toot, Whistle, Plunk & Boom" [Nov 1953] {won Oscar}, and "Paul Bunyan" [Aug 1958]; and nineteen others: "Chicken Little" [Dec 1943], "The Pelican and The Snipe" [Jan 1944], "Morris, The Midget Moose" [Nov 1950], "Lambert, The Sheepish Lion" [Feb 1952], "The Little House" [Aug 1952], "Adventures In Music: Melody" [May 1953], "Football, Now and Then" [Oct 1953], "Pigs Is Pigs" [May 1954], "Social Lion" [Oct 1954], "Hooked Bear" [April 1956], "In The Bag" [July 1956], "Jack and Old Mac" [July 1956], "A Cowboy Needs A Horse" [Nov 1956], "The Story of Anyburg, U.S.A." [June 1957], "The Truth About Mother Goose" [Aug 1957], stop-motion "Noah's Ark" [Nov 1959], "Goliath II" [Jan 1960], "The Saga of Windwagon Smith" [March 1961], and "A Symposium On Popular Songs" [Dec 1962] {Oscar nom}

"Walt Disney Animation Collection"
This DVD series is sold as individual disks, seven so far, each having multiple cartoon shorts . . .

Walt Disney Animation Collection on 7 disks  

Walt Disney Animation Collection on 7 disks  

Walt Disney Animation Collection on 7 disks  

Volume 1: "Mickey and The Beanstalk" [2009]
includes: 9-minute b&w "Gulliver Mickey" [May 1934]; 9-minute color "Thru The Mirror" [May 1936]; 9‑minute color "The Brave Little Tailor" [Sept 1938]; 8-minute color "Mr. Mouse Takes A Trip" [Nov 1940]; and 29‑minute color "Mickey and The Beanstalk" [Sept 1947]
69-minute Disney Studios Home Ent. color/b&w DVD [4/2009] for $7.50
Volume 2: "Three Little Pigs" [2009]
includes: 8-minute color "Three Little Pigs" [May 1933]; 9½-minute color "The Big Bad Wolf" [1934 Silly Symphony]; 9½-minute color "Three Little Wolves" [1936 Silly Symphony]; 9-minute color "Three Blind Mouseketeers" [1936 Silly Symphony]; 8¾-minute color "Elmer Elephant" [1936 Silly Symphony]; 9‑minute color "Chicken Little" [1943]; and 8½-minute color "Lambert The Sheepish Lion" [1952]
62-minute Disney Studios Home Ent. color DVD [4/2009] for $8.64
Volume 3: "The Prince & The Pauper" [2009]
includes: 7¾-minute color "The Pied Piper" [1933 Silly Symphony]; 7½-minute color "Old King Cole" [1933 Silly Symphony]; 8½-minute b&w "Ye Olden Days" [1933]; 7-minute color "A Knight For The Day" [1946] starring Goofy; and 25½-minute color "The Prince and The Pauper" [1990]
54-minute Disney Studios Home Ent. color DVD [4/2009] for $9.79
Volume 4: "The Tortoise and The Hare" [2009]
includes: 7¾-minute "Babes In The Woods" [1932 Silly Symphony]; 9½-minute "The Goddess of Spring"
[1934 Silly Symphony]; 8¾-minute "The Tortoise and The Hare" [1935 Silly Symphony]; 7½-minute "Toby Tortoise Returns" [1936 Silly Symphony]; 17-minute color "Paul Bunyan" [1958]; and 13½-minute color "The Saga of Windwagon Smith" [1961]

65-minute Disney Studios Home Ent. color DVD [5/2009] for $9.79
Volume 5: "Wind in the Willows" [2009]
includes: 8-minute "The Wise Little Hen" [1934 Silly Symphony] introducing Donald Duck; 8½-minute "The Grasshopper and The Ants" [1934 Silly Symphony]; 10-minute "The Golden Touch" [1935 Silly Symphony]; 7¾-minute "The Robber Kitten" [1935 Silly Symphony]; 9-minute "The Ugly Duckling" [1938]; and 34¼‑minute "Wind In The Willows" [1949]
78-minute Disney Studios Home Ent. color DVD [5/2009] for $9.79
Volume 6: "The Reluctant Dragon" [2009]
includes: 8-minute "Ferdinand The Bull" [1938]; 20¾-minute color "The Reluctant Dragon" [1941]; 18¾-minute "Johnny Appleseed" [1948]; and 15-minute "Goliath II" [1960]
62-minute Disney Studios Home Ent. color DVD [5/2009] for $9.79
Volume 7: "Mickey's Christmas Carol" [2009]
includes: 6¼-minute "Santa's Workshop" [1932 Silly Symphony]; 7-minute "Pluto's Christmas Tree" [1952]; 25½-minute "The Small One" [1978]; 25¾-minute "Mickey's Christmas Carol" [1983]
64-minute Disney Studios Home Ent. color DVD [9/2009] for $49.95 {sic}

"Disney Animation Short Films Collection" [2015]
Disney Animation Short Films Collection box sets  contains twelve short animated films, totalling 79 minutes: "John Henry" [2000]; "Lorenzo" [2004]; "The Little Matchgirl" [2006]; "How To Hook Up Your Home Theater" [2007] starring Goofy; "Tick Tock Tale" [2010]; "Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa" [2010]; "The Ballad of Nessie" [2011]; "Tangled Ever After" [2012]; "paperman" [2012]; "Get A Horse!" [2013] old-style musical cartoon; "Feast" [2014]; and "Frozen Fever" [2015]
Disney Studios Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray [8/2015] for $59.99
Disney Studios Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray/DVD combo [8/2015] 2 disks for $24.99

Selected  Movies
of  the  Walt Disney  Era

Walt Disney credits [1922-70] at Internet Movie Database

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Honorary Oscar to Walt Disney in 1939    "Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs" animated feature
[Disney/R.K.O. Dec 1937]

Supervising director David Hand; Honorary Oscar to Walt Disney for 'significant screen innovation' (1939) in the form of one statuette and seven miniatures; listed on National Film Registry (1989); 'Snow White' has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; at end of 2011, holds #10 box office ranking, at 109,000,000 tickets • full credits at IMDb
Walt Disney's 'Snow White' 1937 animated feature on Blu-ray  Princess Snow White survives an assassination attempt by her jealous stepmother, the Queen, by fleeing into the forest. Snow White finds refuge there with seven dwarfs, who work in a jewel mine. But the Queen is relentless and locates and tricks Snow White with an enchanted 'poison' apple.
Disney Studios Home Ent. Limited Edition on Blu-ray [10/2009] 3 disks + memorabilia for $277.20
Disney Studios Home Ent. color Blue-ray/DVD combo [10/2009] 2 disks for $38.80
The Blue-ray editions include newly-discovered storyboards for animated sequel "Snow White Returns"; "Heigh-Ho" karaoke sing-along; and featurettes "Hyperion Studios", "The One That Started It All", and "Disney Through The Decades", plus more
Disney Studios Home Ent. color DVD [11/2009] 2 disks for $47.95
Walt Disney Home Video color VHS [10/94] for $12.48 {or hundreds used}
"Disney's Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs: Still The Fairest of Them All" [2001]
39-minute documentary released on the 2001 DVD; co-produced, co-written & directed by Harry Arends; narrated by Angela Lansbury; featuring John Canemaker, Rudy Behlmer, Roy Edward Disney, Ollie Johnston & Frank Thomas, with archive footage of Walt Disney & Ward Kimball
full credits at IMDb

"Pinocchio" animated feature
[Disney/R.K.O. Feb 1940; restored 1992]
Supervising directors Hamilton Luske & Ben Sharpsteen; won Oscars for Best Original Song & Best
Music Score; listed on National Film Registry (1994); full credits from IMDb

"No Strings Attached: The Making of Pinocchio" [2009 video] /tt1396503/

"Walt Disney's Fantasia"  animated feature
[Disney/R.K.O. Nov 1940; restored in 1990 & 2000]
Honorary Oscar to Walt Disney in 1942  Honorary Oscar to Leopold Stokowski in 1942  
Walt Disney's Fantasia Oscar-winning animated feature film poster  
Animated musical sequences include abstract images set to J.S. Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor"; Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite" ballet; Paul Dukas's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" with Mickey Mouse; dinosaurs & volcanoes in Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring"; Beethoven's "Pastoral Symphony"; "Dance of the Hours" by Ponchielli with delightful dancing hippos, crocodiles, ostriches & elephants; and Mussorgsky's darkly apocalyptic "Night On Bald Mountain" which morphs into "Ave Maria" in the rain. Narration by Deems Taylor (restoration narration by actor Corey Burton); Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski; won Honorary Oscars to Walt Disney & Leopold Stokowski in 1942; listed on National Film Registry (1990); at end of 2011, holds #22 box office ranking, at 83,043,500 tickets
Disney Video color DVD [11/2000] out of prodn/many used
Disney Video color VHS [9/92] out of prodn/many, many used
full credits from IMDb

"Fantasia 2000"  animated sequel
[Disney/Buena Vista Dec 1999]
Fantasia 2000 animated feature film  Animated musical sequences include Beethoveen's Fifth Symphony; whales at sea set to "The Pines of Rome"; 1930s New York City set to Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue"; "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" fairy tale set to Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Concerto #2; a goofy flamingo set to the finale of "Carnival of The Animals"; the classic sequence from the original film, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" starring Mickey Mouse; "Pomp and Circumstance" starring Donald Duck; and a forest sequence set to "The Firebird"; released to theaters in both widescreen and in IMAX formats
Disney Video widescreen color DVD [11/2000] out of prodn/many used
Disney Video color VHS [11/2000] out of prodn/many, many used
full credits from IMDb

Fantasia Anthology 3-disk DVD set from Disney  
"The Fantasia Anthology" DVD box set [2000]
includes "Fantasia" [1940] and "Fantasia 2000" [1999], plus a third disk with two
1-hour documentary films about the making of the movies, and other extras

Disney Video widescreen color DVD [11/2000] 3 disks - out of prodn/many used
more details (synopsis, docufilms, Blu-ray & DVDs, trailers, posters, books, links) on
Magic Lantern's "Walt Disney's Fantasia" Movies Page

"Dumbo"  [Disney Oct 1941]
Dumbo  The stork delivers a baby elephant to Mrs. Jumbo at the circus, but the newborn's enormous ears lead to ridicule and the nickmname 'Dumbo'; he performs as part of the clown acts until his only friend, a mouse, helps him achieve his full potential. Supervising director Ben Sharpsteen; adapted from a book by Helen Aberson & Harold Perl; voices of Sterling Holloway, Edward Brophy & Verna Felton
Disney 60th Anniv. color VHS [10/2001] for $20.99
Disney 60th Anniv. (Spanish) color VHS [10/2001] for $22.99
Disney 60th Anniv. color DVD [10/2001] for $23.99
Disney Records audio CD [3/2001] for $11.98
full credits from IMDbplay theme music "Dumbo March" [2min:16sec midi file]

The 'magic' black feather that Timothy Q. Mouse and the crows give to the mute, floppy-eared Dumbo stands for every religion, belief system and dogma of Mankind. When Dumbo loses the magic feather atop the diving tower, he must take action in the face of his fears on his own, just like humans must do in each moment.
see April 2002 essay "The Tao of Dumbo" at Working Minds Philosophy website

"Bambi" [1942] /tt0034492/
•1942 Aug 8th: World premiere of Walt Disney's animated feature film "Bambi" in London, England.
•1942 Aug 13th: U.S. premiere of Walt Disney's animated feature film "Bambi" at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
"The Making of Bambi [1994 video] /tt0219898/

Disney's "Song of The South" [R.K.O. Radio Pictures Nov 1946]
Disney has forbidden the theatrical or video re-release of its classic film "Song of The South" since 1986.

actor James Baskett received an Honorary Oscar in 1948    won Best Original Song Oscar for 'Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah'    Disney's Song of The South 1946 movie  The young son of plantation owners avoids his fellow white kids and prefers to listen to stories told by the former slave Uncle Remus; deft combination of live action and animation, loaded with songs; Disney has refused to re-release VHS or DVD or Blu-ray since the November 1986 theatrical re-release; the DVD available here from a third party vendor includes recently-improved 1946 full movie, two trailers, and other bonus material
Mayan Castle color DVD [version 2.0] for $14.95 + $3.95 s/h
Filmed in Technicolor; produced by Walt Disney & Perce Pearce; live action directed by Harve Foster, anima-tion directed by Wilfred Jackson; story by Dalton Reymond; cinematography by Gregg Toland; starring James Baskett {as Uncle Remus & Br'er Fox}, Bobby Driscoll, Luana Patten, Johnnie Lee, Glenn Leeds, Ruth Warrick, Lucile Watson, Hattie McDaniel
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailers online at YouTube: 1972 trailer [2:10] 1986 trailer [1:10]
watch truncated movie [10/2015 upload; 1:09:36] online at YouTube
Who's Afraid of The Song of The South? book by Jim Korkis  "Who's Afraid of The Song of The South? and Other Forbidden Disney Stories" [2012]
by Jim Korkis, Foreword by Floyd Norman

other topics include: L. Frank Baum & 'Oz'; Tim Burton; 'John Carter on Mars'; J. Edgar Hoover;
Ward Kimball; Jessica Rabbit; and Mickey Rooney

Kindle Edition from Theme Park Press [11/2012] for $5.99
Theme Park Press 8½x5½ pb [12/2012] for $16.25

more details (synopsis, books & ebooks, links, posters, vinyl recordings) on
Spirit of America Bookstore's 'Uncle Remus' Tales by Joel Chandler Harris Page

"So Dear To My Heart" [1948] /tt0041890/

"Melody-Time" animated feature
[Disney/R.K.O. Radio May 1948]
poster for Disney's 'Melody-Time' 1948 cartoon feature film  cover foir 1998 VHS release of Disney's 'Melody-Time' 1948 cartoon feature film  75-minute Technicolor™ 'musical comedy'; seven segments include "Blame It On The Samba" with Donald Duck & Joe Carioca; "Bumble Boogie" based on Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of The Bumble Bee"; "Johnny Appleseed"; "Little Toot"; "Once Upon A Wintertime" sung by Frances Langford; "Pecos Bill" with Roy Rogers and Bob Nolan & The Sons of The Pioneers; and Alfred Joyce Kilmer's "Trees"; other artists include The Andrews Sisters, emcee Buddy Clark, Dennis Day, The Dinning Sisters, Bobby Driscoll, Jack Fina, Freddy Martin, Luana Patten, Ethel Smith, and Fred Waring
Disney Home Video Gold Classic color DVD [6/2000] for $11.95
Disney Home Video Special Edition fully-restored color VHS [3/99] for $3.88
Disney Home Video color VHS [6/2000] for $7.69
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch full movie [screen glare; 1:15:24] online at YouTube

"Cinderella" [1950] /tt0042332/

Walt Disney's  "Treasure Island"  [Disney July 1950]
Treasure Island 50  Directed by Byron Haskin; based on the 1893 novel by Robert Louis Stevenson; starring Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney, Walter Fitzgerald, Denis O'Dea. Finlay Currie, Geoffrey Keen & Geoffrey Wilkinson
Disney color VHS [3/97] for $19.99
Disney color DVD [3/97] for $19.99
full credits from IMDb

Long John Silver   "Long John Silver: Return To Treasure Island" [TI/DCA Dec 1954 sequel]
Directed by Byron Haskin; starring Robert Newton, Kit Taylor, Lloyd Berrell & Rod Taylor
VCI color CinemaScope DVD [6/2006] for $9.99
Direct Source color VHS [6/99] for $3.99
Celebrity color VHS [1/87] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb
Treasure Island   1893 novel by Robert Louis Stevenson [1850-94]
Signet pb [12/98] for $3.95
Penguin 7¾x5 hardcover [12/99] for $5.95
Bookcassette UNABR audio [6/93] for $12.57
Tantor UNABR audio CD [12/2002] for $39.00
book illustrated by N.C. Wyeth [1882-1945]
Atheneum 9¼x7¼ hardcover [10/81] for $19.79

lots more "Treasure Island" stuff
(books, silent & sound features, TV movies & TV series, posters, links)
on Magic Lantern's "Treasure Island" Movies Page

"Alice In Wonderland" [1951]

more details (synopses, sequels, Broadway musical, books & ebooks, links, merchandise) on
Spirit of America Bookstore's "Alice In Wonderland" Books, Stageplays & Movies Page

"The Great Locomotive Chase"
[Disney 1952]: full credits at IMDb

"The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men"
live action feature film [Disney/R.K.O. June 1952]
Walt Disney's Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men 1952 movie poster  Filmed in Technicolor; after an archery contest at the king's palace, young Robin's father is attacked and killed by henchmen of Prince John. Robin turns outlaw to avenge his father and to redress John's oppres- sion of the people of England. Directed by Ken Annakin; script by Lawrence Edward Watkin; starring Richard Todd, Joan Rice, Peter Finch, James Hayter, James Robertson Justice, Martita Hunt, Hubert Gregg, Elton Hayes, Anthony Eustrel, Patrick Barr, Anthony Forwood, Michael Hordern & Hal Osmond
Walt Disney Video color DVD [4/2009] for $9.99
Walt Disney Video color VHS [4/94] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

"Toot, Whistle, Plunk & Boom" [1953 short] /tt0046442/

"Peter Pan" (1953) /tt0046183/

"20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" [1954] /tt0046672/

Walt's weekly TV show
"Disneyland" ABC-TV show [1954-58]
"Walt Disney Presents" ABC-TV show [1958-61]
"Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" NBC-TV show [1958-67]

Wonderful World of Disney Television book by Bill Cotter  
"The Wonderful World of Disney Television: A Complete History"
[1997] by Bill Cotter

Disney Editions 10&frac4x7¼ hardcover [9/97] out of print/many used
World Pubns hardcover [3/2000] out of print/used

"Lady and The Tramp" [1955] /tt0048280/

"Davy Crockett, King of The Wild Frontier" [1955] /tt0047977/

"The Mickey Mouse Club" daily ABC-TV series [1955-59]

"Zorro" [1957 TV serties]

"The Sign of Zorro" [1958] /tt0054307/
made from eight episodes of the TV series and released as a feature film

more Zorro info (movies, synopses, books, posters) is on
Readers of The Purple Sage Western Bookstore's 'El Zorro' Page

"Old Yeller"  [1957]
videos/DVDscredits on IMDb

sequel "Savage Sam" [1963 movie]: credits on IMDb

"Old Yeller" [1956 book] by Fred Gipson
Old Yeller Day [est. 1999] in October in Mason, TX

"The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca"
[Disney miniseries Oct 1958 to March 1960]
Nine Lives of Elfego Baca TV series starring Robert Loggia  ten episodes directed by Christian Nyby & starring Robert Loggia
miniseries credits at IMDb
"Elfego Baca: Six Gun Law" [Disney 1962]
made from "Nine Lives" footage, released as a feature film outside U.S.A.
feature film credits at IMDb
"Walt Disney Treasures - Legendary Heroes: "Elfego Baca" [1958-60]
and "The Swamp Fox" [1959-61]

Buena Vista / Disney color DVD set [12/2005] 2 disks for $29.99
Elfego Baca [1865-1945] Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

"Sleeping Beauty" [1959] /tt0053285/
"Once Upon A Dream: The Making of Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty" [1997 video] /tt0381471/

"101 Dalmatians" [1961]
"The Hundred and One Dalmatians" [1956 novel] written by Dodie Smith
"One Hundred and One Dalmatians" [1961] animated film
"101 Dalmatians" [1996] live-action remake of the 1961 animated film
"101 Dalmatians: The Series" [1997-1998] animated television series
"101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure" [] animated sequel to the 1961 animated film
"102 Dalmatians" [2000] sequel to the 1996 live-action film

"Babes In Toyland" [1961] /tt0054649/

"One Hundred and One Dalmatians" [1961] /tt0055254/

"The Sword In The Stone" [1963] /tt0057546/

"Mary Poppins" musical feature [Walt Disney Aug 1964] /tt0058331/
at end of 2011, holds #25 box office ranking, at 78,181,800 tickets

"Saving Mr. Banks"  [Dec 2013]
Announced 2/2012: Disney is 'close to buying' a script from the 2011 Black List by rising British writer Kelly Marcel, which tells the true story of how Walt Disney persuaded Australian author P.L. Travers to give him the rights to her most famous creation, magical nanny “Mary Poppins”. Travers had been reluctant to sell the film rights, but Disney eventually won her over. However, she hated the film, and in particular the animated sequences, and their relationship became estranged. Rumor has it that the intention is to cast Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, and Meryl Streep as P.L. Travers; Added 4/2012: Streep is out, 'in talks' with Emma Thompson • latest info at IMDb

"Winnie The Pooh and The Honey Tree" [1966] /tt0061199/

"The Jungle Book" [1967] /tt0061852/
"Walt Disney's The Jungle Book: The Making of A Musical Masterpiece" [1997] video] /tt0219900/

"Winnie The Pooh and The Blustery Day" [1968] /tt0063819/

"Destino" [Disney/Buena Vista Dec 2003]
Walt Disney and Salvador Dali surreal "Destino" [2003]
Quite surreal images set to a love ballad by Armando Dominguez which is sung in both Spanish and English.
A collaboration between Walt Disney and Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali; begun but abandoned in 1946;
later executive produced by Roy E. Disney; directed by Dominique Monfery;
Oscar nomination for Best Animated Short • full credits from IMDb
watch full cartoon short [2/2012 upload; 6:31] online at YouTube

Selected  Movies & TV
of  the  Post-Walt Disney  Era

the weekly TV show without Walt
"Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" NBC-TV show [1957-69]
"The Wonderful World of Disney" NBC-TV show [1969-79]
"Disney's Wonderful World" NBC-TV show [1979-81]
"Walt Disney" CBS-TV show [1981-83]

"The Gnome-Mobile" [Disney July 1967]
'Gnome-Mobile' feature film from Disney  Two children visiting the redwood forests of Northern California meet a 2-foot-high gnome who is desperate to find a suitable bride to please his 943-year-old grandfather; matters get risky when a sleazy showman sees the gnomes and tries to capture them to put on display. Directed by Robert Stevenson; adapted by Ellis Kadison from the book by Upton Sinclair; starring Walter Brennan {dual role}, Matthew Garber, Karen Dotrice, Richard Deacon, Tom Lowell, Sean McClory, Ed Wynn, Jerome Cowan, Charles Lane
Walt Disney Studios Home Ent. color DVD [3/2004] for $9.67
Disney Studios color VHS [3/2004] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official teaser trailer [0:29] at YouTube

'The Gnomobile' children's book by Upton Sinclair  "The Gnomobile: A Gnice Gnew Gnarrative With Gnonsense, But Gnothing Gnaughty"
[1936, 1962] by Upton Sinclair [1878-1968], Illustrated by J.O'H. Cosgreaves

A twelve-year old girl is traveling by car to visit her grandfather, a lumber tycoon in Washington State, with her mother and an uncle. Stopping at a redwood forest, she meets two gnomes, possibly the last of their kind, and agrees to help them seek other gnomes among the coastal forests, which are threatened by logging interests.
Tempo mass pb [1966] out of print/scarce
Grosset & Dunlap mass pb [1966] out of print/scarce
Farrar & Rinehart 7x4 hardcover [1936] out of print/used
'The Gnome-Mobile' novelization by Mary Carey  
"The Gnome-Mobile" authorized novelization [1967] by Mary Carey
Whitman 7½x5½ hardcover [1967] out of print/used
"Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" TV series
"The Gnome-Mobile: Part 1" [aired 29 Oct 1978] /tt0561282/
"The Gnome-Mobile: Part 2" [aired 5 Nov 1978] /tt0561283/

"The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh" animated film
[Disney/Buena Vista March 1977]
'The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh' 1977 compilation film  The 74-minute film is a compilation of the original Disney Pooh shorts "The Honey Tree", "The Blustery Day", and "Winnie The Pooh and Tigger Too" presented in seamless 'chapters' narrated by Sebastian Cabot
Directed by John Lounsbery & Wolfgang Reitherman; featuring voices of Sterling Holloway {as Pooh}; Bruce Reitherman, Jon Walmsley & Timothy Turner {as Christopher Robin}; Clint Howard & Dori Whitaker {as Roo}; Paul Winchell {as Tigger}, Junius Matthews, Barbara Luddy, Howard Morris, John Fiedler, Ralph Wright, Hal Smith & Thurl Ravenscroft
Disney Studios Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray/DVD combo [8/2013] 2 disks for $13.57
Disney Studios Home Ent. color DVD [8/2013] for $10.96
Walt Disney Video Friendship Edition color DVD [6/2007] for $49.89 {sic}
Walt Disney Video 25th Anniv Edition color DVD [5/2002] for $83.16 {sic}
Disney Home Video color VHS [3/96] for $2.48
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 1996 official trailer [0:51] online at YouTube

"Pete's Dragon" musical film [Disney/Buena Vista Nov 1977]

"Pete's Dragon" live-action remake [Disney/Buena Vista Aug 2016]
Pete's Dragon 2016 live-action remake  Filmed in New Zealand; 5-year-old Pete survives an automobile accident, is chased by wolves into the forest, and is rescued by a furry green dragon. Co-written & directed by David Lowery; starring Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oona Laurence, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Isiah Whitlock Jr., John Kassir {voice of Elliot}, Marcus Henderson, Aaron Jackson, Phil Grieve, Steve Barr, Keagan Carr Fransch, Jade Valour, Augustine Frizzell, Francis Biggs, Levi Alexander, Jim McLarty, Ian Harcourt, Jude Swanberg, Craig Hall, Tim Wong
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official TV ad [0:30] at YouTube

Disney's "Pete's Dragon" version of "Something Wild" by Lindsey Stirling with Andrew McMahon
watch music video [3:49] online at YouTube
"Something Wild" by Lindsey Stirling with Andrew McMahon {different story}
watch music video [3:59] online at YouTube

unproduced "Musicana" concert film [shelved circa 1980]
Early version of what eventually became "Fantasia 2000"; planned segments included "Finlandia" involving a fight between the Ice God and Sun Goddess; an African segment about a curious monkey and a Rain God, many other animals; "The Emperor's Nightingale", based on the Hans Christian Andersen story, which would have starred Mickey Mouse as the keeper of the nightingale; "By The Bayou" with Southern jazz music, many frogs, and caricatures of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong; a segment set in the Andes with a beautiful girl/bird; and a version of "Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves", featuring tropical birds. Production was halted in favor of "The Fox and the Hound" and "The Black Cauldron".

"Popeye" live-action feature [Disney/Paramount Dec 1980]
Popeye feature film  Directed by Robert Altman; script by Jules Feiffer; starring Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley, Paul L. Smith, Wesley Ivan Hurt & Richard Libertini
Paramount widescreen color DVD [6/2003] for $9.99
Paramount color VHS [10/96] for $9.45
full credits at IMDb
official Popeye the Sailor website

"Who Framed Roger Rabbit" animated feature [1988]

"The Little Mermaid" animated feature [1989]

"Dick Tracy" feature film [Touchstone June 1990]
Dick Tracy profile 1990 movie poster  

Dick Tracy standing 1990 movie poster  

Beatty designed the film to look like the primary-color graphics of the comic strip, with the yellow fedora & coat, etc.; the story is the basic Thirties-era origin tale: Tess wants to settle down with her detective boyfriend, who is caught up in his work fighting criminals. Co-produced & directed by and starring Warren Beatty; also starring Glenne Headly, Charles Durning, Charlie Korsmo, Allen Garfield, John Schuck, Madonna, Mandy Patinkin, Paul Sorvino, Al Pacino, R.G. Armstrong, Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Dick Van Dyke, Seymour Cassel, Henry Silva, James Caan, Michael J. Pollard, Estelle Parsons, Mike Mazurki & Walker Edmiston; nominated for 7 Oscars, won 3
Disney widescreen color DVD [4/2002] for $9.99
Disney color VHS [4/2002] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
11"x17" 'profile' poster from Amazon for $9.99
11"x17" 'standing' poster from Amazon for $9.99
novelization for kids by A.L. Singer
Golden Press pb [7/90] out of print/used
"Dick Tracy: The Making of The Movie" [1990] by Mike Bonifer
Bantam M.T.I. pb [5/90] out of print/many used

"Beauty and The Beast" [1991]

"Newsies" [Touchwood/Disney April 1992]
Newsies musical feature film starring Christian Bale  Filmed mostly on New York Street on the Universal Studios backlot. A musical about the newspaper street vendors of 1899 New York City going on strike! "They found the courage to challenge the powerful" Directed by Kenny Ortega; written by Bob Tzudiker & Noni White; starring Christian Bale, David Moscow, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall {as Joseph Pulitzer}, Ann-Margret, Aaron Lohr, Max Casella, Gabriel Damon, David James Alexander {as Gov. Theodore Roosevelt}, Michael Lerner & Kevin Tighe
Walt Disney Video 20th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray [6/2012] for $9.94
Walt Disney Video Collector's Edition widescreen color DVD [1/2002] for $16.11
Walt Disney Video color VHS [7/97] for $5.40
Walt Disney Records soundtrack CD [4/92] 16 tracks for $35.00
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
"Newsies: 8 Original Songs" [1992] Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Hal Leonard Corp. 11¾x9 pb [8/92] for $11.21

"Newsies" was among the lowest-grossing films in Disney Studios history. The film gained fans from the 1997 video release and showings on the Disney Channel; pressure from fans got the film released on DVD in 2002, and it has since recouped its production costs. The 'fan base' became large enough that a stage musical was created, with some old songs and some new songs; it premiered in New Jersey in late 2011, and opened on Broadway in March 2012.

"Newsies The Musical" Broadway show [2012-2014]
Ran for 1,020 performances from March 2012 to August 2014; book by Harvey Fierstein, based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White;
music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman; directed by Jeff Calhoun; choreographed by Christopher Gattelli; starring Jeremy Jordan {as Jack Kelly},
John Dossett {as Joseph Pulitzer}, Ben Fankhauser {as Davey} & Kara Lindsay {as Katherine}; won Tony Awards for Best Original Score and
Best Choreography, and two Drama Desk Awards.
2012 Broadway cast album for 'Newsies The Musical' on CD  
Broadway cast album for 'Newsies The Musical' on CD [2012]
Ghostlight Records cast recording CD [5/2012] 20 tracks for $11.88
credits at Internet Broadway Databaseofficial websiteoverture audio [1:13] on YouTube

"Newsies The Musical" touring company [2014-2015]
The North American 25-city tour of the Broadway hit "Newsies The Musical" began in October 2014. Dan DeLuca is leading man Jack Kelly, joined by Stephanie Styles as love interest Katherine Plumber and Jacob Kemp as best friend Davey; Broadway veteran Steve Blanchard portrays Joseph Pulitzer.

"The Lion King" animated feature [1994]

poster for "The Lion King" musical post-Broadway touring company
"The Lion King" Broadway musical [1997-present]
”The Lion King” became the all-time highest-grossing show on Broadway in April 2012,
surpassing veteran show “The Phantom of The Opera” [1988-present]

"Pocahontas" animated feature [1995]

"Pocahontas II: Journey To A New World" animated feature [1998]

"The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit"
[Touchstone Jan 1998]
Ice Cream Suit video  Barrio con-man Gomez convinces four strangers to pool $20 each to buy a luminescent vanilla ice-cream-colored suit; he intends to split for El Paso, well-dressed. The first night, each gets the suit for an hour, and each is transformed: Dominguez with his guitar & voice charms women who dance in a parade through the plaza; Martinez's turn gets his lovely neighbor's attention; street poet Villanazul captures a crowd with his political and economic vision. The suit makes Gomez a better man, so he may not bolt; but then, what do they do with the last partner, the filthy ¡Vamanos!, whose juicy-taco-eating, wine-drinking habits could ruin the suit? Directed by Stuart Gordon; script by Ray Bradbury, based on his story & stageplay; starring Edward James Olmos, Joe Mantegna, Esai Morales, Clifton Collins Jr. & Gregory Sierra
Walt Disney Video color DVD [8/99] out of prodn/scarce
Touchstone color VHS [8/99] out of prodn/many used
Bantam pb playscript [1972] out of print/used
full credits from IMDb

"The Legend of Mulan" animated feature [June 1998]

"Mulan II" animated feature [Nov 2004 video release]

Disney Tarzan  "Tarzan" [Disney animated film June 1999]
voices of Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Glenn Close, Brian Blessed, Nigel Hawthorne, Rosie O'Donnell, Wayne Knight & Lance Henriksen
Collector's Edition DVD [4/2000] 2 disks for $35.99
Disney widescreen DVD [1/2000] for $25.49
Disney color VHS [2/2000] for $23.99
Disney Records soundtrack CD [5/99] for $11.98
full credits at IMDbofficial website
Tarzan & Jane  "Tarzan  &  Jane" [Disney animated video July 2002]
voices of Michael T. Weiss, Jeff Bennett, Olivia d'Abo, Grey DeLisle, Alexis Denisof & April Winchell
Disney widescreen DVD [7/2002] for $24.99
Disney color VHS [7/2002] for $24.99
full credits at IMDb
more on Spirit of America Bookstore's 'Tarzan' Movies Page

Selected  Disney  Movies  Since  2000

Magic Lantern's "Pirates of The Caribbean" Page

"The Curse of the Black Pearl" [2003]"Dead Man's Chest" [2006]
"At World's End" [2007]"On Stranger Tides" [2011]untitled P.o.T.C. 5 [2013?]

"Cars" animated feature [Pixar/Disney June 2006]
Pixar Disney animated feature "Cars" [2006]   A collection of classic automobiles set out for adventure on Route 66.
Directed by John Lasseter & Joe Ranft; with voices of Tim Allen, Mario Andretti, George Carlin, Billy Crystal, Paul Dooley, John Goodman, Tom Hanks, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Keaton, Larry The Cable Guy, Jay Leno, Cheech Marin, Paul Newman, Richard Petty, Tony Shalhoub & Owen Wilson
Walt Disney Home Ent widescreen color Blu-ray [11/2007] for $19.49
Walt Disney Video widescreen color DVD [11/2006] for $13.99
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at WikipediaDisney official movie site

sequel "Cars 2" animated feature [Pixar/Disney June 2011]
Cars 2 animated feature sequel from Pixar/Disney  Race car Lightning McQueen and tow truck pal Mater travel overseas and get tangled in international espionage. Directed by John Lasseter & Brad Lewis; with voices of Owen Wilson, John Ratzenberger, Bonnie Hunt, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Michael Caine, Jason Issacs, Emily Mortimer & Larry The Cable Guy
Disney/Pixar color Blu-ray+3-D/DVD+3-D/digital combo [11/2011] 5 disks for $31.45
Disney/Pixar color Blu-ray/DVD combo [11/2011] 2 disks for $22.24
Disney/Pixar widescreen color DVD [11/2011] for $16.75
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
The first "Cars" movie earned $461.9 million worldwide in 2006 and "Cars 2" topped that with $559.8 million globally in 2011.

sequel "Cars 3" animated feature [Disney•Pixar June 2017]  6/2016
Cars 3 animated feature sequel from Disney•Pixar  Lightning McQueen will need help to compete in the increasingly high-tech Florida 500 (which is like the Daytona 500). That’s where the new trainer comes in – the sleek, yellow Cruz Ramirez, a young Hispanic female race car who agrees to instruct Lightning McQueen.
Directed by Brian Fee; starring Owen Wilson
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available •
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 11/2016 official teaser trailer [0:49] online at YouTube

"Earth" documentary [Europe 2007, USA April 2009]
Earth 2007 documentary film from Disneynature  90-minute documentary film from DisneyNature co-produced, co-written & co-directed by Alastair Fothergill; co-written & co-directed by Mark Linfield; co-written by Leslie Megahey; narration by James Earl Jones or Patrick Stewart
Disney Studios Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray [9/2009] for $20.99
Disney Studios Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [9/2009] for $13.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediaofficial movie site

"A Christmas Carol" animated feature [Disney Nov 2009]
Disney's A Christmas Carol 2009 animated movie  The classic Charles Dickens tale, set in Victorian England. Co-produced, adapted & directed by Robert Zemeckis; voices include Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright Penn, Colin Firth, Cary Elwes & Bob Hoskins
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available; full credits at IMDb

Tim Burton's "Alice In Wonderland"
feature film in 3-D [Disney March 2010]
Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland 2010 movie from Disney  Classic story elements in a new tale of the adult Alice returning to Wonderland, in Burton's usual dark style. Co-produced & directed by Tim Burton; script by Linda Woolverton; original music by Danny Elfman; starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover & Matt Lucas, and voices of Michael Sheen, Christopher Lee, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Timothy Spall, Paul Whitehouse & Noah Taylor; Blu-ray extras include 12 featurettes
Walt Disney Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray+DVD+digital [6/2010] 3-disk combo for $24.99
Walt Disney Pictures widescreen color Blu-ray [6/2010] for $19.99
Walt Disney Pictures widescreen color DVD [6/2010] for $16.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediaofficial movie site

more details (synopses, sequels, Broadway musical, books & ebooks, links, merchandise) on
Spirit of America Bookstore's "Alice In Wonderland" Books, Stageplays & Movies Page

"Oceans" feature film [France/Disneynature April 2010]
DisneyNature Oceans movie  "Oceans" documentary [France/Disneynature April 2010]
Co-written & co-directed by Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud; narrated by Jacques Perrin (French) or Pierce Brosnan (English)
Walt Disney Video widescreen color Blu-ray/DVD combo [10/2010] 2 disks for $17.99
Walt Disney Video widescreen color DVD [10/2010] for $15.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediaofficial movie site

"Secretariat" [Disney Sept 2010]
Disney's 2010 movie "Secretariat"  The true story of the woman with a family in Colorado who inherits her father's Virginia horse farm and a new colt that she trains to capture horseracing's Triple Crown, with a record-busting win at Belmont that still stands after 37 years; location filming in Louisiana & Kentucky. Directed by Randall Wallace; 'suggested' by a book by William Nack; screenplay by Mike Rich; cinematography by Dean Semler; starring Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Margo Martindale, Nelsan Ellis, Otto Thorwarth, Fred Dalton Thompson, James Cromwell, Scott Glenn & Dylan Walsh
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediaofficial movie site

Secretariat / Champion book by William Nack  "Secretariat: The Making of A Champion" [1975]
by William Nack

Hyperion movie tie-in 8x5 pb [8/2010] for $8.52
Da Capo Press 8¼x5½ pb [4/2002] out of print/used

Secretariat's official siteSecretariat's entry at Wikipedia

"The Lion King 3-D" reissued in 3-D [Disney ?? 2011]

"John Carter of Mars" feature film [Pixar/Disney March 2012]
John Carter of Mars feature film from Disney (Princess of Mars art by Frank Frazetta)  Based on Burroughs's 1917 novel "Princess of Mars"; begun by director Robert Rodriguez as an animated feature, followed by Kerry Conran and by Jon Favreau; Paramount let rights expire, Disney took the rights back, developed as Pixar's first live action feature; art design based partly on work of illustrator Frank Frazetta. Co-written & directed by Andrew Stanton; starring Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Thomas Haden Church, Samantha Morton, Ciarán Hinds, Mark Strong & Willem Dafoe Pre-release buzz was amazingly negative, and nearly unanimous; domestic box-office was a terrible $70M after five weeks (against an estimated production budget of $250M).
latest info at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia

Princess   "A Princess of Mars" [Oct 1917 novel] by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1875-1950]
First published as “Under The Moons of Mars” by 'Norman Bean' (pseudonym) as a six-part serial in All-Story Magazine, February-July, 1912. American Civil War veteran John Carter is set upon by Indians in Arizona and mysteriously transported to the planet Mars, called Barsoom by the locals. He becomes a leader of the four-armed 'green' Martian race, who kidnap a princess of the 'red' humanoid Martian race. Carter rescues Princess Dejah Thoris and leads her army to victory over the Zodanga city state.
Ballantine pb [1/90] for $6.50
Quiet Vision [Schoonover] pb [11/2000] out of print/used
Deodand 8½x5½ pb [8/2002] for $6.30
Wildside Press hardcover [6/2002] for $28.83
Nostalgia League Edition online etext {393KB PDF file}
John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood book by Michael D. Sellers  "John Carter and The Gods of Hollywood" [2012] by Michael D. Sellers
Book examines Andrew Stanton's adaptation and Disney's marketing campaign and seeks to answer the question: What went wrong? How did Disney's film become a calamity of historic proportions? Author saw the disaster coming and fought to save the project - but without success; here he details every blunder and betrayal that led to the doom of the motion picture - and that left countless Hollywood careers in the wreckage. Includes a history of Hollywood's 100-year effort to bring the film to the screen, and examines the global fan movement spawned by the film.
Kindle Edition from Universal Media [11/2012] for $3.99
Universal Media 9x6 pb [11/2012] for $12.93

"The Lone Ranger" feature film [Disney release July 2013? release]
Yes, indeed, producer Jerry Bruckheimer's {terrible} official website has information on a forthcoming Lone Ranger movie, with a script by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio (co-writers of 'Pirates of The Caribbean'); rumors swarmed across the web in late September 2008 that actor George Clooney is 'eager' to join already-signed actor Johnny Depp (as Tonto!} in the proposed big-budget Disney Pictures production; hunky actor Armie Hammer signed in May, and the release date & director Gore Verbinski were confirmed in June 2011. Then in August, Disney pulled the plug as the budget had escalated to $250M; the project was placed in 'turnaround' status, the budget was trimmed, then they got a new greenlight in February 2012; latest plans are for July 2013 release. Time will tell: click for latest info at IMDb

more Lone Ranger info (The Legend, prior movies, TV series, posters, books) on the
Lone Ranger Page at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

untitled Miss Marple feature film [Disney 2013?]  
Announced 3/2011: Disney has captured the movie rights to Agatha Christie’s elderly detective
character Miss Jane Marple; Mark Frost is assigned to write the screenplay

"Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride" [Disney 2013?]  
Announced 4/2012: Even though the company scrapped the version of the ride at Florida’s Disney World
back in 1998, the ride still exists at the original California park; there is now a fresh effort to develop a feature film
based on the still-popular attraction.

megahit "Frozen" [Disney Nov 2013]

"Wish List" [Disney 2013?]  
Announced 4/2012: Script by Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger {the writers behind hit "Kung Fu Panda 2"} in development
since 2001; Reese Witherspoon is attached to star, with producers Mark Ciardi & Gordon Gray; director Paul Feig is 'in
negotiations'. The story centers on a career-oriented woman whose perfectly-tailored life falls apart when all the wishes
that she made as a child are suddenly granted • latest info at IMDb

"Planes" [Disney release 2013]
Announced 3/2013: Dane Cook will lend his voice to Dusty, the lead character in a spin-off of its "Cars" film franchise; actor replaces Jon Cryer;
story has cropduster Dusty dreaming of competing as an air racer but crippled by an extreme fear of heights • latest info at IMDb

sequel "Planes 2" [Disney release 2014]

"Cinderella" [Disney March 2015] /tt1661199/
watch 12/2014 official trailer [2:31] online at YouTube
early ad for Disney's 2015 'Cinderella'

"Tomorrowland" sci-fi feature [Disney May 2015]  
'Tomorrowland' 2015 feature film starring George Clooney  Announced 11/2012: ultra-secret sci-fi feature project to be written by Damon Lindelof and directed by Brad Bird, starring George Clooney; name changed again 1/2013: after "Tesla", then "1952", to Disneyland-centered "Tomorrow-land"; the teen daughter of a N.A.S.A. engineer receives a pin with seeming magical qualities, allowing her to visit another world with flying cars and people; but there are robotic Men In Black tracking her . . . Filmed in Spain, Canada, California & Florida; co-produced, co-written & directed by Brad Bird; co-produced & co-written by Damon Lindelof; co-written by Jeff Jensen; starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Hugh Laurie, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Bauer, Thomas Robinson, Pierce Gagnon, Matthew MacCaull, Judy Greer & Shiloh Nelson
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 3/2015 official trailer [2:34] online at YouTube

"Inside Out: A Major Emotion Picture" [Pixar/Disney June 2015] /tt2096673/  
early ad for Pixar/Disney's 2015 'Inside Out'

"Mary Poppins Returns" [Walt Disney Pictures Xmas 2018]  
first photo from 'Mary Poppins Returns' 2018 release  Announced 2/2017: Forthcoming sequel picks up 25 years after the events of the 1964 film, with nanny Mary Poppins arriving unannounced at the Banks household; Jane and Michael have long since grown up but are no less in need of their former caregiver • Exec produced by Marc Platt; directed by Rob Marshall; written by David Magee; starring Emily Blunt, Emily Mortimer, Ben Whishaw, Lin-Manuel Miranda
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb


Works  About  Disney  Art

Walt Disney Company / Animated Features 'Booklist of Suggested Reading'
search Amazon books on keywords 'Disney movies'

Art of Walt Disney by Finch   "The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse To The Magic Kingdoms" [1973, rev 2004]
by Christopher Finch

Harry N. Abrams 'revised/expanded' hardcover [11/2004] for $37.80
Harry N. Abrams 10x9½ 'concise' pb [9/99] for $15.61
Disney's Art of Animation #1  "Disney's Art of Animation #1: From Mickey Mouse To Beauty and The Beast" [1991]
by Bob Thomas

Disney 11¾x8½ pb [10/92] out of print/used
Disney 11¼x8¾ hardcover [11/91] out of print/used
Illusion / Disney   "The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation" [1995]
by Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston

Hyperion hardcover [10/95] for $42.00
Disney That Never Was / Five Decades of Unproduced Animation book by Charles Solomon  "The Disney That Never Was: The Stories & Art of Five Decades of Unproduced Animation" [1995]
by Charles Solomon

Disney Editions 10½x10¼ hardcover [11/95] out of print/used
Art & Lives of Disney Inspirational Sketch Artists book by John Canemaker  "Before The Animation Begins: The Art and Lives of Disney Inspirational Sketch Artists" [1996]
by John Canemaker

Disney Editions 12z11¾ hardcover [11/96] out of print/many used
Disney's Art of Animation #2  "Disney's Art of Animation #2: From Mickey Mouse To Hercules"
[1997] by Bob Thomas

Disney 11½x8½ hardcover [3/97] out of print/used
Sources of Inspiration For The Disney Studios book by Bruno Girveau  "Once Upon a Time: Walt Disney - The Sources of Inspiration For The Disney Studios" [2007] by Bruno Girveau
Looks at the matter from both directions: how Walt and the studio have always used their library of classic and other art to inspire visuals in their movies, and how modern artists have used Disney product as inspiration for their own works.
Prestel Publng 12¼x9½ hardcover [2/2007] for $52.50
Hippo In A Tutu book by Mindy Aloff  "Hippo In A Tutu: Dancing In Disney Animation" [2009]
by Mindy Aloff

Disney Editions 10x8¼ hardcover [2/2009] for $21.90
Disney Sketchbook by Disney Animators  "A Disney Sketchbook, 1928-2008" [2009]
by Disney Animators

Disney Editions pb [6/2009] for $26.40

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