Jab’s Disney Reviews: Rescuers Down Under & Oliver and Company

https://photos.smugmug.com/Disney/i-sZHWzL2/0/cbccdade/M/OliverCompany-M.jpg OLIVER AND COMPANY (1988): Written by: Charles Dickens (original story), Vance Gerry, Roger Allers, Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, Dave Michener, Pete Young & Mike Gabriel This one is odd, comparing it to the rest of the Disney Animated franchise. I mean, "Take a famous story and make them animals" has been done, and "people in... Continue Reading →

Jab’s Disney Reviews: The Little Mermaid

THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989): Written by: Hans Christian Andersen (original story), Roger Allers, Howard Ashman, Ron Clements & John Musker And now we come to the TRUE game-changer at the studio- the movie that started The Disney Renaissance, and helped define a decade. Coming out in the late 1980s after a series of "scratchy outline" movies... Continue Reading →

Jab’s Disney Reviews: Beauty and The Beast

https://photos.smugmug.com/Disney/i-Ssg7Fpq/0/db12e6ca/XL/7c9535e9a463743b5c1c7626ebd67cd4-d5kliuj-XL.jpg BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991): Written by: Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve (original story), Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont (adaptation novel that heavily influenced this), Linda Woolverton, Brenda Chapman, Burny Mattinson, Brian Pimental, Joe Ranft, Kelly Asbury, Chris Sanders, Kevin Harkey, Bruce Woodside, Tom Ellery, Robert Lence & Roger Allers The Disney Animated Canon features some... Continue Reading →

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 →

Jab’s Disney Reviews: Lady & The Tramp

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 HAPPY that it's not called... Continue Reading →

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