My review of Pete’s Dragon is up and can be found here.
Actor Mickey Rooney has died at the age of 93! Mickey Rooney (1920-2014) was an actor known best for his lengthy career in the entertainment industry (he’s been active in the industry from the ’20s all the way to the 2010’s) as well for his 8 marriages.
Some of his movies include “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”, “Requiem for a Heavyweight”, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, “Pete’s Dragon”, “The Magic of Lassie”, “The Black Stallion”, “Babe: Pig in the City”, “Night at the Museum”, and even a cameo appearance in “The Muppets”.
Disney’s 24th animated feature, “The Fox and the Hound”, is an important one from a historical perspective. It’s the film that had the baton figuratively passed down from the old animators to the hands of the new generation of animators and colleagues including future famous names such as Glen Keane, Ron Clements, Richard Rich, Don Bluth, Henry Selick, John Lasseter, and Brad Bird.
It’s also the film during which Don Bluth left the Disney studios with a handful of other animators and went to form his own animation studios which would become Disney’s biggest competitor for a while.
But anyway, this post isn’t meant to be so much about the historical significance of the film as it about the film and its characters themselves. So let’s take a closer look. Continue reading “Disney Canon-Forgotten/Minor Characters #24: Tod’s Mom”