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…but what would Yen Sid think?

On the one hand, Fantasia 2000 invites unfavorable comparison with its predecessor, which was one of the greatest movies ever made. On the other hand, it reminds me that there was indeed a period in my lifetime where Disney, in … Continue reading

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Top 20 film list – more definitiver than ever

When I thought about updating my top ten film list to lazily reuse and repackage previously published material to reflect recent developments, I realized that this would leave me with an odd number of 11. As that could not stand, … Continue reading

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Fantasia

Walt Disney wasn’t the first person to incorporate sound and animation, but he was the first to build animation around sound. Whereas earlier shorts would tack on the soundtrack as an afterthought, Steamboat Willie was animated with the rhythms of … Continue reading

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