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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Hollywood On Trial (1976)

DAVID HELPERN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1976.  Cinema Associates.  Screenplay by Arnie Reisman.  Cinematography by Barry Abrams.  Produced by James C. Gutman.  Film Editing by Frank Galvin.   The period of the Hollywood Blacklist is one of the ugliest eras of American political history, and certainly not something that, in retrospect, recommends the film industry as a moral force….

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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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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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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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The Sword In The Stone (1963)

WOLFGANG REITHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1963.  Walt Disney Productions.  Story by Bill Peet, based on the book by T.H. White.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by George Bruns.  Production Design by Ken Anderson.  Film Editing by Donald Halliday.   Animated adventure that tells the Disneyfied version of the legend of King Arthur, concentrating mostly on his boyhood life as a…

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Pinocchio (1940)

HAMILTON LUSKE, BEN SHARPSTEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1940.  Walt Disney Productions.  Story adaptation by Ted Sears, Otto Englander, Webb Smith, William Cottrell, Joseph Sabo, Erdman Penner, Aurelius Battaglia, based on the story by Carlo Collodi.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith.  Production Design by Ken Anderson, Hugh Hennesy, John Hubley, Dick…

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Fun And Fancy Free (1947)

JACK KINNEY, HAMILTON LUSKE, WILLIAM MORGAN, BILL ROBERTS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1947.  Walt Disney Productions.  Story by Homer Brightman, Harry Reeves, Ted Sears, Lance Nolley, Eldon Dedini, Tom Oreb, from an original story by Sinclair Lewis.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Eliot Daniel, Paul J. Smith, Oliver Wallace.  Film Editing by Jack Bachom.   Another Disney feature…

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Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)

DAVID HAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1937.  Walt Disney Productions.Story adaptation by Ted Sears, Richard Creedon, Otto Englander, Dick Rickard, Earl Hurd, Merrill De Maris, Dorothy Ann Blank, Webb Smith, based on the fairy tales by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith.  Production Design by Ken Anderson,…

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