Thursday, 17 November 2011

Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1955) Disney Movie

Disney Movie Rating:
83.63 out of 100. Total of 19 votes.

Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1955) Movie Description:

One of Walt Disney's most successful "true" live-action productions is 1955's Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier. Starring Fess Parker as the legendary Tennessee backwoodsman, the film became something of a national phenomenon soon after release. Every self-respecting schoolboy was wearing Crockett's trademark coonskin cap, and the film's title song, "The Ballad of Davy Crockett", reached #1 on the Billboard weekly singles chart.

The film follows Crockett's never-ending adventures from fighting Indians (or "Injuns") alongside future-President "Old Hickory" Andrew Jackson, to tracking and hunting bear in his native Tennessee, to his election to the U.S. Congress and finally to his demise fighting alongside Jim Bowie at the Battle of the Alamo, Davy Crockett is an edge-of-the-seat thrill-a-minute delight.

Fess Parker is perfectly cast as the slow-talking, quick-acting Crockett, and his supporting cast is superb, with familiar faces such as Buddy Ebsen, Hans Conried and Kenneth Tobey in prominent roles.

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The Littlest Outlaw (1955) Disney Movie

Rating: NRLength: 73 mins.Year: 1955
Cast: edro Armendáriz, Joseph Calleia, Rodolfo Acosta

Disney Movie Rating:
78.7 out of 100. Total of 7 votes.

The Littlest Outlaw (1955) Movie Description:

With an almost all-Mexican cast and filmed entirely "South-of-the-Border" the 1955 Walt Disney-produced The Littlest Outlaw relates the tale of little ten-year-old Pablito, the son of a cruel, primitive horse trainer. When the father's training methods with a Mexican general's horse run afoul, the general orders the horse be put to death.

Pablito, having grown attached to the horse, runs away with the animal and flees across Mexico where he encounters many new adventures. With the help of a kindly priest, Pablito trains the horse properly, only to have it "horse-napped" and put to work as a bullfighter's horse. Pablito and the priest manage to track down the horse, and in a thrilling climax, rescue the animal just in the nick of time.

The film features some breath-taking scenes of expert equestrianism, and is well-acted. The bullfighting scenes are very realistic, with a minimum of violence, somewhat surprising for the era.

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) Disney Movie

Rating: NRLength: 127 mins.Year: 1954
Cast: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

Disney Movie Rating:
76.6 out of 100. Total of 104 votes.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) Movie Description:

With tales of the legendary narwhal luring him along, Captain Nemo is determined to discover the truth behind the mysterious sinking ships.  On an expedition with some equally determined and equally inquisitive souls, Captain Nemo must learn about the gigantic horned whale and survive to tell the story.

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Peter Pan (1953) Disney Movies

Rating: NRLength: 77 mins.Year: 1953
Cast: Voices by Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried, Bill Thomson

Disney Movie Rating:
86.92 out of 100. Total of 887 votes.

Peter Pan (1953) Movie Description:

John, Michael, and Wendy Darling spent hours captive in their bedroom daydreaming about what life might be like in the outside world. Along came a young man named Peter Pan who took their imaginations on an amazing journey through Neverland and beyond. Along the way they made friends like Tinkerbell and enemies like Captain Hook who will live in their minds forever.

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The Disney's Sword and the Rose (1953) Disney Movie

Rating: NRLength: 92 mins.Year: 1953
Cast: Richard Todd, Glynis Johns, James Robertson Justice

Disney Movie Rating:
73 out of 100. Total of 10 votes.

The Disney's Sword and the Rose (1953) Movie Description:

The third Disney film produced in Great Britain, 1953's The Sword and the Rose is an adaption of the 1898 period-piece novel, When Knighthood Was In Flower, set in Tudor-era England.

King Henry VIII is determined, for political reasons, to arrange a marriage between his sister, Mary Tudor, and Louis XII, King of France. Mary, however, perhaps even more headstrong than her brother, has fallen for commoner soldier Charles Brandon. Also in the mix is the Duke of Buckingham, who has designs on Mary Plotting and scheming abound, climaxed by a duel between the two suitors.

The costuming and cast are stalwart, with Glynis Johns portraying a spirited Mary, while Richard Todd as Charles Brandon lends gallantry and bravado to his role as the determined outsider. James Robert Justice is suitably lusty and domineering as the legendary Henry VIII, and Michael Gough as the Duke of Buckingham blends the proper amount of evil and ambition in his portrayal.

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Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue (1953) Disney Movie

Rating: NRLength: 91 mins.Year: 1953
Cast: Richard Todd, Glynis Johns and James Robertson Justice

Disney Movie Rating:
75.5 out of 100. Total of 8 votes.

Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue (1953) Movie Description:

Walt Disney Productions' 1953 presentation of Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue, captures all of the bravado and adventure of the early 18th Century skirmishes between the proud Highlanders and the ruling English monarchy, an era long a favorite of historians. With enough twists and subplots to satisfy any moviegoer, Rob Roy is a non-stop, broad-sworded, tartan-clad extravaganza.

The Scottish rebellions, brought on by the English choosing a German as their new King, creates a legend in Rob Roy MacGregor, who leads a revolt against the Scottish army in an attempt to rectify this grievous wrong. Rob Roy's exploits, both on the battlefield and in the hearts of his countrymen, become almost mythical. The film builds to an emotional climax, with Rob Roy triumphantly entering London to the great acclaim of his supporters.

Veteran British stage and screen performers head a stellar cast, including Richard Todd as the heroic Rob Roy, James Robertson Justice as his archrival the Duke of Argyll, and Michael Gough as the Duke of Montrose.

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The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952) Disney Movie

Rating: PGLength: 84 mins.Year: 1952
Cast: Peter Finch, Richard Todd, Patrick Barr, and Joan Rice

Disney Movie Rating:
70.28 out of 100. Total of 24 votes.

The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952) Movie Description:

The success of Treasure Island convinced Walt Disney to make another live-action film. Disney Studios produced The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men in 1952. Filmed in Britain, as was Treasure Island, the film recounts the well-known tale of the classic "rob from the rich, give to the poor" storyline that is familiar to movie-goers and literature-lovers throughout history.

All of the unforgettable characters, Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, Little John, Maid Marian and the Sheriff of Nottingham are well-portrayed, some perhaps a bit too much, but despite some rather ponderous direction, the story itself carries the film right along to it's happy conclusion.

Always lively and filmed beautifully, Robin Hood and His Merrie Men stars Richard Todd as the dashing hero, and in one of his early starring roles, Peter Finch, as the Sheriff of Nottingham. Finch went on to become an Oscar winner nearly a quarter century later for Network.

In 1973, Disney released an animated Robin Hood film.

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Alice in Wonderland (1951) Disney Movie

Rating: GLength: 75 mins.Year: 1951
Cast: Voices by Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway

Disney Casual Rating:
85.41 out of 100. Total of 718 votes.

Alice in Wonderland (1951) Movie Description:

When Alice chases a bunny into his burrow she discovers a musical, fantasy-filled world beyond her imagination. Mesmerizing and mystical characters such as the Mad Hatter, the King of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum, dancing cards, and singing flowers greet Alice at every turn and introduce her to a magical wonderland.

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African Cats (2011) Disney Documentary

Rating: GLength: 89 mins.Year: 2011
Cast: Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill

African Cats (2011) Disney Documentary Description:

One of cinema's true pioneers in documentaries featuring wildlife, with a total of eight Academy Awards, Walt Disney's latest offering in the genre is African Cats. The film is the third release from Disneynature, which is devoted to nature and wildlife film production.

Set in one of the most untamed regions on earth, the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, African Cats is comprised of three separate segments. One involves Mara, a young lion cub trying to apply lessons learned from its' mother as it tries to survive from hour-to-hour in an often harsh environment.

Another segment features Fang,the leader of a lion pride who has his paws full trying to defend his charges from an outcast former member who's been banished.

Sita, cheetah mother of five young cubs, is the focus of another segment. Protecting them from predators, finding food and shelter while teaching them lessons on how to survive occupies her every moment.

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Waking Sleeping Beauty (2010) Disney Documentary

Rating: PGLength: 86 mins.Year: 2010
Cast: Roy Edward Disney, John Lasseter and Michael Eisner

Waking Sleeping Beauty (2010) Disney Documentary Description:

Waking Sleeping Beauty is a very interesting documentary film directed by Don Han who is a very successful film producer for Disney. This movie is all about the Walt Disney Company's animated films from 1980 to 1994. It shows behind the scenes of the ups and downs the Disney animation team went through during this entire 14 year period. We all know Disney came out with a lot of classics during those years and it is interesting to see what went into making the movies. The first movie the film focuses on is "The Fox And The Hound" and it covers most of the movies in-between and all the way up to "The Lion King". Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and even The Little Mermaid have a spot in this documentary. This is a must see for Disney film lovers.

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Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (2009) Disney Documentary

Rating: GLength: 90 mins.Year: 2009
Cast: Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (2009) Disney Documentary Description:

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience is a 2009 film produced by Walt Disney Studios in partnership with Jonas Films. This film was released in a variety of 3D formats, including IMAX 3D. The movie focuses on the Jonas Brothers Trio as they travel all across the country on their "Burning Up" tour. There is much more than just concert footage in this film. You get to see what it's like to be with the Jonas Brothers backstage and there are even a couple of special guest appearances, most notably Taylor Swift who performs on stage with the rest of the band. Fans of the Jonas Brothers definitely won't want to miss out on this.

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