The Happiest Millionaire (1967)

NORMAN TOKAR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.    USA, 1967.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by AJ Carothers, based on the play by Kyle Crichton and the book by Cordelia Drexel Biddle and Kyle Crichton.  Cinematography by Edward Colman.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Jack Elliott, Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman.  Production Design…

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Song of the South (1946)

HARVE FOSTER, WILFRED JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1946.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by Dalton S. Reymond, Morton Grant, Maurice Rapf, Cartoon story by Bill Peet, Ralph Wright, Vernon Stallings, based on the book by Joel Chandler Harris.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Daniele Amfitheatrof, Paul J….

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The Black Hole (1979)

GARY NELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1979.  Walt Disney Productions.  Story by Jeb Rosebrook, Bob Barbash, Richard H. Landau, Screenplay by Jeb Rosebrook, Gerry Day.  Cinematography by Frank V. Phillips.  Produced by Ron Miller.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Peter Ellenshaw.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by G. Gregg McLaughlin.   Disney enters the space race after the…

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The Vanishing Prairie (1954)

JAMES ALGAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5. USA, 1954.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by James Algar, Winston Hibler, Ted Sears.  Cinematography by Lloyd Beebe, Dick Borden, Herb Crisler, Murl Deusing, Warren Garst, Cleveland P. Grant, Bert Halwell, Stuart V. Jewell, Paul Kenworthy, Tom McHugh, Olin Sewall Pettingill Jr., James R. Simon.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Paul J. Smith.  Film…

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The Parent Trap (1961)

DAVID SWIFT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1961.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by David Swift, based on the book Das Doppelte Lottchen by Erich Kastner.  Cinematography by Lucien Ballard.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Paul J. Smith.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Philip W. Anderson.   Disney could have found no better use for…

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Pollyanna (1960)

DAVID SWIFT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1960.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by David Swift, based on the novel by Eleanor H. Porter.  Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Paul J. Smith.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Frank Gross.   A perennial family favourite, this delightful Disney film is about a…

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Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971)

ROBERT STEVENSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1971.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi, animation story by Ralph Wright, Ted Berman, based on the book by Mary Norton.   Cinematography by Frank V. Phillips.   Produced by Bill Walsh.  Music by Irwin Kostal.  Production Design by Peter Ellenshaw, John B. Mansbridge.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Cotton…

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Mary Poppins (1964)

ROBERT STEVENSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1964.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi, based on the books by P.L. Travers.  Cinematography by Edward Colman.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Irwin Kostal.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, William H. Tuntke.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas, Tony Walton.  Film Editing by Cotton Warburton.  After so many years, this film hasn’t…

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Dragonslayer (1981)

MATTHEW ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1981.  Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney Productions. Screenplay by Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins.  Cinematography by Derek Vanlint.  Produced by Hal Barwood.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Tony Lawson.   If it were only for production value, this would be a highly recommended adventure film,…

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The Aristocats (1970)

WOLFGANG REITHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.    USA, 1970.  Walt Disney Productions.  Story by Larry Clemmons, Vance Gerry, Ken Anderson, Frank Thomas, Eric Cleworth, Julius Svendsen, Ralph Wright, based on a story by Tom McGowan, Tom Rowe.  Produced by Winston Hibler, Wolfgang Reitherman.  Music by George Bruns.  Production Design by Ken Anderson.  Film Editing by Tom Acosta.   Absolutely wonderful…

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The Jungle Book (1967)

WOLFGANG REITHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1967.  Walt Disney Productions.  Story by Larry Clemmons, Ralph Wright, Ken Anderson, Vance Gerry, inspired by the Mowgli stories by Rudyard Kipling.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by George Bruns.  Film Editing by Tom Acosta, Norman Carlisle.   Rudyard Kipling’s popular adventure story comes to the big screen via Disney’s animation…

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Robin Hood (1973)

WOLFGANG REITHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1973.  Walt Disney Productions.  Story by Larry Clemmons, story sequences by Ken Anderson, Vance Gerry, Frank Thomas, Eric Cleworth, Julius Svendsen, David Michener, based on character and story conceptions by Ken Anderson.  Produced by Wolfgang Reitherman.  Music by George Bruns.  Production Design by Don Griffith.  Film Editing by Tom Acosta, James Melton.  …

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