Peter Pan

Peter Pan (1953) Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske and Wilfred Jackson Synopsis Upset when the antics of his children disrupt his party preparations, Mr. Darling orders his oldest daughter Wendy to stop telling her brothers stories about Peter Pan.  He also declares that she’s too old to keep living in the nursery, something that … Continue reading Peter Pan

Cinderella

Cinderella (1950) Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske and Wilfred Jackson Synopsis After the deaths of both of her parents, young Cinderella is forced to work as a servant in her own family home for her stepmother and two stepsisters.  When the king announces a ball with mandatory attendance from all eligible women in the … Continue reading Cinderella

Melody Time

Melody Time (1948) Directed by Jack Kinney, Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske and Wilfred Jackson (supervisors) Synopsis Our tour of Disney’s 1940s package films continues.  This time, we have a follow-up to Make Mine Music, with another seven shorts set to various popular and folk songs.  Unlike the earlier package film, this one has Fantasia-style introductions … Continue reading Melody Time

Fun and Fancy Free

Fun and Fancy Free (1947) Directed by Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts and Hamilton Luske (animation) and William Morgan (live-action segments) Synopsis Another week, another package film.  This time there’s just two longer segments, with some connective tissue involving Jiminy Cricket and a live-action sequence with ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and his puppets.  The first, “Bongo”, is … Continue reading Fun and Fancy Free

Make Mine Music

Make Mine Music (1946) Directed by Jack Kinney et al (supervisors) Synopsis Much like Fantasia before it, this is a collection of shorter animated segments, each inspired by and incorporating a piece of music.  This time around, the theme was the popular music of the day instead of classical works (with a couple of exceptions), … Continue reading Make Mine Music