Rabbit trails

April 5, 2023

Friday happy dance

March 31, 2023

Wednesday weirdness

February 2, 2022

The spirit of Christmas past

December 9, 2021

Friday spooky dance

October 29, 2021

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

Friday happy dance — Arbor Day edition

April 30, 2021

Friday happy dance

January 8, 2021

Friday spooky dance

October 30, 2020

Wednesday weirdness

February 19, 2020

Mickey and Minnie Mouse made their film debut in 1928 in “Plane Crazy.” Like most cartoons of the era, it has something to offend almost everyone, including violence, cruelty to animals, gender stereotyping, and unwanted sexual aggression. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

Happy anniversary, Mickey and Minnie

November 18, 2019

It’s the 91st 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.

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