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3 things about Walt Disney’s THE ADVENTURES OF ICHABOD AND MR. TOAD

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad [1949] 1. A flock of paper airplanes. 2. He sticks his nose inside a book on which nothing is printed. 3. Scary tree with firefly eyes.

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3 things about Walt Disney’s FUN AND FANCY FREE

Fun and Fancy Free [1947] 1. Yawning trees. 2. A sliver of bean between two tissue-thin slices of bread. 3. He helps himself to the Brown Derby.

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3 things about John Hough’s ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN

Escape to With Mountain [1975] 1. There’s something touching about the fact that despite being hotly pursued by an evil millionaire and his minions, Mr. O’Day takes the time on multiple occasions to make sure the children get a hot … Continue reading

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3 things about Walt Disney’s MAKE MINE MUSIC

Make Mine Music [1946] 1. Green drip becomes a weeping willow. 2. Fingers turn into dancing ladies. 3. Orchestra in raincoats.

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How quick-cutting obscures.

Quick-cutting used to be a tool used by clever low budget filmmakers to help disguise the absence of expensive production design and special effects. And it worked. But now, paradoxically, it’s used even more often by big budget filmmakers; and … Continue reading

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3 things about Andrew Stanton’s JOHN CARTER

John Carter [2012] 1. Cracking the ice to water the horses. 2. Several instances: pointlessly cutting from a medium shot to a wide angle shot, briefly, and then back to a medium shot. 3. He emerges from the body cavity … Continue reading

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3 things about Walt Disney’s THE THREE CABALLEROS

The Three Caballeros [1944] 1. “When they’re beak-to-beak, they can’t get cheek-to-cheek.” 2. Magenta Baia. 3. Calliope cacti.

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