Disney Review: Fun And Fancy Free (1947)

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Year of release: 1947 Running time: 73 minutes Based on: “Bongo” by Sinclair Lewis, Jack and the Beanstalk Availability: DVD release available in some regions Sequels/spin-offs: none The fourth “package film” released by Walt Disney Pictures in the 1940s, Fun and Fancy Free brings together two short films, roughly 30 minutes each in length. To

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Disney Review: Make Mine Music (1946)

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Year of release: 1946 Running time: 65 minutes (edited home video release, see below) Based on: the Fantasia concept, “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Thayer, Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev Availability: currently unavailable in the UK, limited DVD availability in the US Sequels/spin-offs: Melody Time (1948) follows an almost identical formula Make

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Disney Review: Saludos Amigos (1942)

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Year of release: 1942 Running time: 42 minutes Based on: a trip made by Disney artists to Latin America Availability: DVD release currently available in some regions Sequels/spin-offs: The Three Caballeros (1944), which shares a similar concept, revisiting these three countries as well as Mexico and Uruguay Saludos Amigos is the first “package film” released

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Disney Review: Fantasia (1940)

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Year of release: 1940 Running time: various (reviewed cut was 115 minutes) Based on: original concept Availability: Blu-Ray/DVD re-release in November 2010 Sequels/spin-offs: Clair de Lune (deleted scene released as a stand-alone feature in 1996), Fantasia 2000 (released in 2000), Fantasia 2006 (cancelled) Introduction Fantasia – or, more accurately, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – began life

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