Friday happy dance

July 28, 2017


Happy V-E Day

May 8, 2017

TRIGGER WARNING: This little propaganda film was made in the 1940s, before the invention of political correctness. Watch at your own risk.


Friday happy dance

October 28, 2016

Disney’s “Silly Symphonies” were among the earliest music videos ever made, and for most of the Baby Boom generation, they were our introduction to classical music. This one incorporates a theme from Edvard Grieg’s “March of the Trolls” into the soundtrack.


Happy anniversary, Mickey and Minnie

November 18, 2015

Today is the 87th anniversary of the premiere of “Steamboat Willie,” which was the first film starring Mickey and Minnie Mouse to be shown in theaters. The two mice had actually made their debut a few months earlier in “Plane Crazy,” which failed to find a distributor in 1928 and was not released until the following year, after the success of “Steamboat Willie” had made stars of Mickey and Minnie.


Happy anniversary, Mickey and Minnie

November 18, 2014

Today is the 86th anniversary of the premiere of “Steamboat Willie,” which was the first film starring Mickey and Minnie Mouse to be shown in theaters, although it was not the first film they appeared in. The two mice had actually made their debut a few months earlier in “Plane Crazy,” which failed to find a distributor in 1928 and was not released until the following year, after the success of “Steamboat Willie” had made stars of Mickey and Minnie.

Like most cartoons of the era, “Plane Crazy” has something to offend almost everyone, including violence, cruelty to animals, gender stereotyping, and unwanted sexual aggression. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

 


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