The sound effects really pop in all the tracks, particularly the stylized punches and exploding glass, which contribute to all-around dynamic and immersive soundscapes. Then next in 1987 a Goofy Special was made called Sport Goofy in Soccermania that did not star Mickey. Certain other shorts have characters or happenings very similar to elements that would appear in later features. But despite the old animation and dated look, children and adults both still love them. Originally released as a motion picture in 1990. It is important to keep them going, as they do a good job of cleaning up the old animation and film that may otherwise be lost. For me that alone was worth its price, but it has so much more! The hues are bolder and brighter than I ever remember, so fans are in for a real treat here.
When the Turner Classic Movies-operated film streaming service FilmStruck, the one-time exclusive online streaming home of the Criterion Collection, announced it was folding last November, an entire section of the internet went prostrate with despair. Mouse Mania This is a clip from a 50th anniversary special honoring Mickey. Leonard Maltin continues to be a likable and enthusiastic host. But these hiccups are few and far between. This short looks fantastic, a testament to what Walt was always striving for, to be the best and to always make the next project better.
Stevens, Richard Basehart Director: Anthony Mann, Budd Boetticher, William Cameron Menzies, Henry Levin, Ted Tatzleff, Joseph M. The black ink lines separating red objects from their backgrounds definitely reveal tiny little cubes, as though the palate is made up of sugar. We paid a lot of money for the cartoon, not to see him constantly. Demme never stoops to mocking Melvin. Malton is giving a disclaimer about something that may offend. The soundtrack is crisp, with each line of dialogue or ambient sound effect clearly separated.
Okay, as far as the content goes, it is great and each has its own charm. Released at the tail end of the silent era in 1928, these films tap into the violent impulses often lurking beneath romantic obsession, starting off as lighthearted comedies before sliding into something far more nefarious when their main characters sour on love. Only when Eva steals some cigarettes and food from a nearby bodega does Willie warm to her, and his amusement at her mildly punkish attitude masks a sense of genuine pleasure at finding something of a kindred dirtbag spirit. As Virginia grapples with her inner demons, as well as a memory loss that leaves her disoriented and unsure of who she can trust, The Snake Pit periodically transcends its archaic psychological trappings to become an empathic examination of a woman battling both the internal and external forces that seek to fully erase her sense of self. The feverish intensity of many B noirs is also typically matched with a briskness and efficiency bred from the pragmatic necessity of having to clock in under 90 minutes in order to fit into the second half of a double bill.
Nonetheless Mickey conducts them in a tin-eared suite of cowbells and slide-whistles and still manages, against all bourgeois expectations, to garner social accolades. Newman, Earl McEvoy, Fred F. Condition: Brand New, Actors: Walt Disney, Clarence Nash, Pinto Colvig, Sterling Holloway, P. To have them available here truly makes them a treasure. With the recent announcement of Disney+, and given the numerous subscription-streaming services that are already threatening to glut the market, the streaming era is probably headed toward some kind of reckoning or realignment. There are 18 of them here, ranging from 1939 to 1953.
The film resists the temptation to lean into the cheap nationalistic pride that defined so many other wartime pictures. Audio: How does it sound? See the seller's listing for full details. For that alone parents may find them to be worth the money. They are also noteworthy because they represent the last time Mickey was voiced by Walt Disney himself. I remember not being impressed with the final one when I saw it in the theater, and my impression still holds up today. Here, cinema has become pure wish-fulfillment, and in the case of Julian, he took the bait hook, line, and sinker.
Few films of the silent era so baldly lay bare the unflattering, factory-like nature of early movie-making. Color tones are stable throughout, with only a few nighttime scenes showing signs of crushing. Eventually, Melvin comes to appreciate the possibility of a less reckless life, and after a time lapse, we find him settled into honest work and a content marriage to his second wife, Bonnie Pamela Reed. One of the most interesting things about watching a collection like this is you get to see how each artist would draw the character to look the same, but were very different at the same time. Series Title: ; Other Titles: Sorcerer's apprentice. Bragging about inane schemes, such as penning a Christmas novelty song, Melvin suggests a more benign than usual snake-oil salesman, harmless in his understanding of the American dream to mean that you can make enough money to do whatever you want. Mouse takes a trip -- 1941: The little whirlwind -- The nifty nineties -- Orphans benefit -- 1942: Mickey's birthday party -- Symphony hour -- 1947: Mickey's delayed date -- 1948: Mickey down under -- Mickey and the seal -- 1951: Plutopia -- R'coon dawg -- 1952: Pluto's party -- Pluto's Christmas tree -- 1953: The simple things.
The earliest material here is from 1939, a time when Disney had already found success in feature films with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I hope those in charge will consider putting one disclaimer at the beginning of the entire set, which can be bypassed with the ff button in the future. He has an affable, if blinkered, nature, making little money as a sergeant on the Royal Hong Kong Police Force and constantly bickering with his girlfriend, May Maggie Cheung. It was landmark for his character and is appropriately included here. Then you see there is 226 cartoons of the stars seen in Mickey's cartoons which do not star Mickey meaning Mickey's cartoons were like an origin to the real stars who starred in 226 shorts of their own which did not star Mickey. They are required viewing for any film history buff or animation buff. Asquith opens on a schmaltzy, softly lit close-up of a cowboy kissing a young woman sitting in a tree, but after the cowboy rides off, the woman picks up a nearby dove to snuggle, only for the bird to bite her lip.
Description: 2 videodiscs 345 min. We enjoyed all the cartoons in this collection. And these films are all the better for being absent of the pomp and preachiness that plagued so many other social-issue films from the era, evincing instead a no-nonsense fortitude and narrative tautness that leads to even the weakest of these movies to barrel ahead with a fearless certainty of purpose. Like all Walt Disney Treasures, this set is presented in a double Alpha keepcase and housed in a silver tin. In both films, he sparkles with vitality.
The persnickety and wan Minnie was hardly enough of a character to count as a genuine love interest and the fact that she was the spitting image of Mickey except with a vagina was either a nod to narcissism or an endorsement of racially homogenous courtships. These films are true action comedies, though they also have subtle grit and tension. The set presents restorations of nine films of varying quality that collectively offer a fascinating overview of the thematic evolution of the B noir throughout the decade when its parent genre was at its peak. Alternatively, use the tick boxes to select only the releases you wish to view and then click 'Apply Filter'. He says the same repetitive things in each intro. When you see an Arnold Schwarzenegger film, even now, you expect him to kill someone—as an evitable release of energy and fulfillment of the functions for which that colossal body appears to be built. Featuring exclusive introductions by film historian Leonard Maltin, this is a timeless collection from generations past for generations to come.