Those Calloways (1965)

So many beautiful animals call this planet home. If you could dedicate your life to preserving and protecting one species, which would it be? Would it be the graceful turtles that flap through the sea? Would it be the majestic lion roaring across the savannah? One thing’s for sure, it’s probably not the goose.

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Who Wants To Be a Millionare?

Hey, guys! Marc (The Animation Commendation/My Live Action Disney Project) had me on as a guest on his Who Wants to Be a Millionare animation edition last night! I had a blast playing, so definitely check it out, as well as the rest of his show! Thanks for having me, Mark! And thanks to Andrew Garrison for all his help! #noliveactionremakes

Emil and the Detectives (1964)

We’re in the middle of a sweet spot when it comes to the Disney live-action films! I loved Thomasina, I liked Moon-Spinners, and of course we had Mary Poppins. That’s three good live-action films in a row! A new record! Can we make it four?

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Real Life Update

Hey, guys! I hope you’ve been enjoying my rapid-fire reviews while I’ve been quarantining! But all good things must come to an end. For the sake of my mental health and my bank account, I’ve picked up a second job to hold me over until I can get back to the hotel where I normally work. As a result, I’ll be updating a little slower than I’ve been doing for the forseeable future. It shouldn’t be any slower than I was before the pandemic and I’m certainly not abandoning anything, but please be patient with me as I’ll have less time to watch movies and write from Tuesday onwards.

Stay safe and stay healthy!

Mary Poppins (1964)

I have a confession to make, you guys. This spoonful of sugar has a little bit of a sour taste for me. When I was a kid, I was in a production of Mary Poppins with this nasty bully of a girl in the lead role and her horrible stage mom ripping the rest of us apart at every rehearsal despite not actually being part of the staff. I also sprained my wrist on opening night. Ever since that show, I’ve had a little beef with Mary Poppins. However, I fully acknowledge that none of this has anything to do with the movie itself whatsoever, so I’ll try to be objective when reviewing Walt’s magnum opus!

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The Moon-Spinners (1964)

Sometimes, Disney comes up with some really strange ideas. We had a war drama in Miracle of the White Stallions, we’ve got a political allegory in A Tiger Walks. Now we have a thriller? Seriously, reviews for this one compared it to Hitchcock. Not exactly what I associate with family movies, but hey, I can be optimistic. Hayley Mills is in it! It can’t be that scary!

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The Three Lives of Thomasina (1964)

Most of us have heard the urban legend that Walt Disney hated cats, resulting in malicious and annoying characters like Lucifer and Peg-Leg Pete. Yet I’ve also read that Figaro was his favorite character in any of his films. I’m not sure how true that is, but it seems old Walt saw fit to give the feline race a second chance. Did this film change his mind, or was it a cat-tastrophe?

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The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964)

No, not that Merlin. We already did that one. This one’s another wacky sci-fi comedy set in the wacky world of Medfield College (or Midvale? I’m getting conflicting reports). How is this town still standing with this many mad scientists in it? And why are there two Tommy Kirks and two Annette Funicellos? We will probably not find out!

I spent five whole minutes Photoshopping this together. Why do they have two title screens anyway?

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A Tiger Walks (1964)

The more things change, the more they stay the same. The whole time I watched this movie, I couldn’t help seeing it as an allegory for the Vietnam protests or the Civil Rights movement (admittedly, it’s not a very good allegory) and the roles beauracracy, lack of journalistic integrity, and politicians’ egos have in standing in the way of meaningful change. And then that train of thought turned into seething anger about how our current political system has not changed much at all since then. We are still fighting for equality. Wealthy elites still put their own image over human rights. People are stilld being murdered in the streets for their skin color while people hem and haw over what to do about it. It needs to stop. Black lives matter.

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The Sword in the Stone (1963)

Camelot! Camelot! Camelot! … it’s only a model. Just like this is only a model of an animated feature. It’s kind of sad, really. But I’m getting ahead of myself. On second thought, let’s not go to Camelot. It is a silly place. Instead, we’ll go back in time to the very beginning and embark on a series of adventures and turn into fish, squirrels, a newt… I got better.

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