Singer Patty Andrews of the famed “Andrews Sisters” has passed away sadly at the age of 94! Patty Andrews (1918-2013) died at her home in California due to natural causes.
Patty, along with her sisters LaVerne and Maxine (who predeceased Patty), were popular singers in the ’30s and ’40s. They even made appearances as themselves in films such as “Buck Privates” and “In the Navy”, both starring the comedic duo of Abbott and Costello.
There also is a connection between them and Disney animation. They sang the “Johnnie Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet” and “Little Toot” segments from Disney’s “Make Mine Music” and “Melody Time”, respectively!
Inthe end, many old-timers and young folk are sure to mourn the loss of the last of the Andrews Sisters!
As you all know, Brad Bird’s secret Disney film project, “1952”, has been causing a lot of talk amongst the Disney fans and movie lovers alike. This has been escalated recently after Mr. Bird tweeted pictures of a Disney box with paraphernalia apparently associated with this motion picture. And now, we have even newer developments: The film is now renamed as “Tomorrowland”! This will be sure to get tongues wagging again! Whaddaya think it’s about? Does an adventure occur at Tomorrowland? Is it about the formation of Tomorrowland? Does it have nothing to do with Tomorrowland and is just given a distracting name? Lemme know in the comments.
Brad Bird’s secret project tentatively starring George Clooney entitled, “1952” has been….well, kept a secret. But the director has tweeted two photos that may help us form hypotheses on what this film could possibly be about!
Well, let’s hear your hypotheses! What do you think this film is about?
Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin”, is coming to Broadway in 2014! The show will feature music and lyrics by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice of course as well as by Chad Beguelin. Are you excited for this? Do you think this show is a good idea?
Well folks, it’s about time that I open up my latest section of this blog: my “Top 13” Lists! Face it, we all love lists and love reading other people’s opinions, and I’m no exception. So I thought to myself that I should start making a few lists and hopefully some people would be interested in reading them!
So I went ahead and decided my first list to be, “My Top 13 Favorite Animated Disney (Canon) Films”! It seemed an appropriate list to start with seeing as I’m already doing a project involving the Disney Canon. Maybe some of you were curious as to which films are my personal favorite?
After looking through the list of the Disney Canon films and after much painstaking editing and re-arranging (I never realized how hard ranking things can be! To those of you who make lists often, I tip my hat to you!),
I’m ready to share the results with you all!
Note: I personally find one’s favorites and preferences can vary over time, minutely, if not majorly! So keep in mind that as of January 2013, this is my list! Maybe when I look back at this list in the future, I’ll wonder why my #6 film was not #12? Or why my #10 film was not my #3? Or why my #7 film was even on the list to begin with?
Also, I have not seen “Wreck-It Ralph” yet, but I have seen all the other films in the Disney Canon! Hopefully, I don’t love “Wreck-It Ralph” so much that it affects my top 13! Oh, you’re probably wondering to yourself, “Why top 13?” Well, it’s because I’m not superstitious!
The “Twilight Bark” can bring you the canine-related news, but “The Animation Commendation” will bring you the Disney canon-related news! And today, we venture into Disney’s 17th animated feature, “One Hundred and One Dalmatians”. Released in 1961, the film was a great success and became loved by us all. It was a thrilling film of how far one goes to save one’s family. Continue reading “Disney Canon-Forgotten/Minor Characters #17: Towser and Lucy”
Well as you all know, I’m a HUGE fan of animated films. And this semester in college, I’m taking a course entitled FIL 4040: History of American Animated Films! It’s like a dream come true to actually meet other people who are interested and nerdy about animation, animated films, and its history. So just thought I’d let you all know and if I learn anything interesting, I’ll try to post it on my blog here. Also if there are any projects that I have to do, I’ll also try to post them on here. I’m sooo excited 😀 !
Come once upon a dream with me as we investigate Disney’s 16th animated feature, “Sleeping Beauty”. Released in 1959, this film was meant to be a masterpiece. Intricate detail was put into the animation and backgrounds. Two versions of the film were made: a widescreen version and a regular version. And to top it all off, this was the most expensive animated Disney film to date! Walt and his crew were hoping for this to be a success! Was it? No!
Like “Alice in Wonderland”, this film was not an initial success, but rather saw box office profits through future re-releases. The underperformance of this film was the reason that Walt decided not to make another animated film based on a fairy tale again. And the Disney Studios would not make an animated film based on a fairy tale until 1989’s “The Little Mermaid”. Continue reading “Disney Canon-Forgotten/Minor Characters #16: Queen Leah”