Jab’s Disney Reviews: The Black Cauldron

THE BLACK CAULDRON (1985): Written by: Lloyd Alexander (Original Book Series), Ted Berman, Vance Gerry, Joe Hale, David Jonas, Roy Morita, Richard Rich, Art Stevens, Al Wilson & Peter Young This is a controversial one for many reasons. It basically Disney-fies a semi-popular children's novel (The Chronicles of Prydain, which noted Webcomic author Randy Milholland of Something... Continue Reading →

Jab’s Disney Reviews: The Rescuers

Penny: But if I don't get back to the orphanage... I'll never get adopted.Madame Medusa: Adopted? What makes you think anyone would want a homely little girl like you?Penny: *sheds a single tear* -- Seriously, HOLY SHIT THE RESCUERS (1977): Written by: Margery Sharp (Original Books), Larry Clemmons, Vance Gerry, Ken Anderson, Frank Thomas, Burny Mattinson, Fred Lucky, Dick... Continue Reading →

Jab’s Disney Reviews: Robin Hood

ROBIN HOOD (1973): Written by: Larry Clemmons, Ken Anderson, Vance Gerry, Frank Thomas, Eric Cleworth, Julius Svendsen & David Michener Robin Hood came out at a time when Disney's fortunes were a bit on the wane, and so some cost-cutting was required. After deciding to take the classic tale and make all the characters animals (a brilliant... Continue Reading →

Jab’s Disney Reviews: The Jungle Book

https://photos.smugmug.com/Disney/i-rG4tdc8/0/7147fd19/M/JungleBook1-M.jpg Vulture: "The kid's clear, you can let go now."Baloo: "Are you kidding?! There's TEETH on the other end!" THE JUNGLE BOOK (1967): Written by: Rudyard Kipling (original), Larry Clemmons, Ralph Wright, Ken Anderson, Vance Gerry, Bill Peet The Jungle Book was the first film released after Walt's death, though he had a big hand in the production of... Continue Reading →

Jab’s Disney Reviews: 101 Dalmations

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 Vil is probably in the... Continue Reading →

Jab’s Disney Reviews: Sleeping Beauty

SLEEPING BEAUTY (1959): Written by: Charles Perrault, Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright & Milt Banta Sleeping Beauty. One of the crowning jewels of the pre-'90s Animated Canon, and for good reason. Oddly, I don't think this one was released among the big stream of movies in the '90s until later,... Continue Reading →

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