Jab’s Reviews: 101 Dalmatians

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ONE-HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIANS (1961): Written by: Dodie Smith (novel), Bill Peet (solo) This one’s one of the most well-remembered “Middle Period” Disney movies (and the first to be set in the modern day, actually!), owing primarily to its singularly-memorable villain; one so legendary that she’s become completely iconic. Cruella de […]

Jab’s Reviews: Lady and the Tramp

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LADY AND THE TRAMP (1955): Written by: Ward Greene (original short story), Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Ralph Wright, Don DaGradi & Joe Grant A famous one, mainly for two iconic Disney scenes- the Bella Notte spaghetti kiss, and the We Are Siamese If You Please cats (who probably make every person from Thailand SUPER SUPER […]

Jab’s Reviews: Dumbo & Bambi

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DUMBO (1941) Dumbo came on the heels of a couple of financial failures (Pinocchio & Fantasia), and so was one of the first Disney movies made “on the cheap”. However, this cheapness in animation allowed the directors to focus on acting rather than showing off fancy backgrounds, and so we got one of the more […]

Jab’s Reviews: Fantasia

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FANTASIA (1940) One of Walt’s big “Doing It For The Art” pictures, Fantasia was high concept even for the new art form of Animated Film (like, this is the THIRD Disney feature). Walt REALLY wanted to add some culture to the genre, and so did a series of shorts based around pieces […]

Extendar and Other notes

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Face front, new believers. When thinking up the topic for today’s blog, I was originally going to talk about how much I hate spring grass. That is grass that grows in the spring, not some sort of strange new Jamba Juice smoothie flavor that has everyone gagging from coast to […]