Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Disney on TCM
The other day I mentioned The Absent-Minded Professor and now I see it is being presented on the cable channel Turner Classic Movies today (11:30 pm eastern/8:30 pm pacific). A showcase for a huge library of vintage films lovingly presented (commercial free, unedited and almost always in their original theatrical aspect ratio), Turner Classic Movies has been showing a number of Disney films lately. In addition to The Absent-Minded Professor, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (proudly letterboxed in the splendor of CinemaScope), Candleshoe and even The Barefoot Executive have all been featured on TCM, and Freaky Friday will be screened (when else?) Friday. The irony of course is that Disney’s own Disney Channel wouldn’t be caught dead showing one of these films. Check out the TCM schedule (TCM.com) and watch for other Disney films that may pop up among all the other classic films presented by this superb movie channel as a matter of course.