Disney Review: 101 Dalmatians (1961)

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Year of release: 1961 Running time: 79 minutes Inspired by: “One Hundred and One Dalmatians” by Dodie Smith Availability: last released on DVD in 2008 Sequels/spin-offs: live-action adaptation (1996), 101 Dalmatians: The Series (1997-1999), 101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure (2003) Plot: Newlyweds Roger and Anita Radcliffe are ecstatic when their dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita,

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Disney Review: Fantasia 2000 (1999)

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Year of release: 1999 (premiere, nationwide release in 2000) Running time: 75 minutes Based on: the original Disney movie, Fantasia (1940) Availability: re-released on DVD/Blu-Ray in November 2010 Sequels/spin-offs: Fantasia (1940, prequel), Fantasia 2006 (cancelled) Introduction When Walt Disney released the original Fantasia in 1940, he had bigger visions for the project than just a stand-alone

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Disney Review: Alice in Wonderland (1951)

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Year of release: 1951 Running time: 75 minutes Based on: “Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland” and “Through The Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll Availability: re-released on DVD / Blu-Ray in Feburary 2011 Sequels/Spin-offs: None. Plot: When Alice follows the White Rabbit down his rabbit hole, she falls into a Wonderland – a curious place filled where

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Disney Review: Cinderella (1950)

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Year of release: 1950 Running time: 72 minutes Based on: “Cendrillon” by Charles Perrault Availability: re-releasing on DVD / Blu-Ray in April 2011 Sequels/Spin-offs: Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002), Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007), appearances in the Disney Princess franchise Plot: Cinderella lives as a servant to her stepmother and two ugly

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Disney Review: The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr Toad (1949)

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Year of release: 1949 Running time: 68 minutes Based on: “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving Availability: available on DVD in some stores Sequels/spin-offs: none, though the two segments were almost immediately separated to form stand-alone short films This film is the sixth and

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