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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Walt Disney’s Live-Action Films on TCM


For the month of December, Turner Classic Movies is presenting a festival of classic Disney live-action film, which started yesterday. Today, the cable channel—which truly knows how to present well-chosen movies as they were intended to be seen—has already screened two of Walt Disney’s finest, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea and Old Yeller. Right now, TCM is showing The Parent Trap and later will screen Pollyanna, certaily one of Walt's finest live-action films. (After that will be The Barefoot Executive, which, while not one of the Studio's best, has it's own odd charm, and also stars the always-watchable Kurt Russell. Oh and Joe Flynn.) Next Sunday, TCM will present something I'm really looking forward to: a new documentary exploring the under-celebrated subject of Disney's live-action films.

1 comment:

rick said...

Watched "The Barefoot Executive" - Joe Flynn was so amazingly funny, why isn't he appreciated more?! This film was released in 1971 when I was 8 - I thought it was great - I was the prime audience for all of the live-action Disney comedies of the 70s.