Toy Story (1995) starring Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, by John Lasseter
Synopsis of Toy Story
In Toy Story, Woody, a cowboy doll, is Andy’s favorite. But when Buzz Lightyear arrives the space hero takes Andy’s room by storm! Their rivalry leaves them lost and in a nightmare with Sid, a toy-torturing boy next door. To escape they need to work together.
Editorial Review of Jingle Bells starring Jason Alexander, Don Knotts, Shelly Long courtesy of Amazon.com Sacrificial giving–reminiscent of O. Henry’s timeless “Gift of the Magi”–is the theme… Read More »Jingle Bells [movie]
Batman: Year One, starring Benjamin McKenzie, Bryan Cranston, Eliza Dushku
Synopsis of Batman: Year One
When Gotham City is in desperate need of heroes, two men take a stand for justice…but on opposite sides. Bruce Wayne returns home after years abroad to become a crimefighter, just as honest cop Lt. James Gordon moves to Gotham and finds corruption at every level. When Bruce becomes the masked vigilante Batman, the city explodes as his new nemesis Catwoman, the mob and Gordon all close in!
Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996), starring Gilbert Gottfried, Jerry Orbach, Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, John Rhys-Davies
Review of Aladdin and the King of Thieves
I truly enjoyed the original Aladdin movie by Walt Disney, and I was terribly disappointed by it’s first sequel, The Return of Jafar. I’m glad to say that I truly enjoyed Aladdin and the King of Thieves. It’s as good, if not better, than the original film. Let me tell you why.
French/Czech co-production, the dream-like La Planete Sauvage concerns the degradation of the Oms, human-like creatures on the futuristic planet Yagam. The Oms are kept as pets and beasts of burden by the Draggs, 39-foot beings who comprise Yagam’s ruling class. The status quo is upset when Terr, one of the Oms, accidentally receives an education, whereupon he organizes the other Oms to demand equality with the Draggs
Disney’s first original made-for-video movie, The Return of Jafar picks up where Aladdin ended, with the evil sorcerer Jafar trapped inside a magic lamp. But when a clumsy thief releases Jafar from the lamp, Jafar plots his revenge against Aladdin. Now it’s up to Aladdin and his friends to foil Jafar once and for all and save the sultan’s kingdom
Product description of Bambi The forest comes alive with BAMBI, the critically acclaimed coming-of-age story that has thrilled and entertained generations of fans. Now digitally restored… Read More »Bambi
The Man Called Flintstone(1966) starring the voice talents of Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Harvey Korman
One of my favorite childhood movies was The Man Called Flintstone. Released after the end of the original TV series, it uses the well-worn plot line of Fred being an identical duplicate of some “important” person. In this case, secret agent Rock Slagg. Slagg’s boss, Chief Mountmore, decides to use Fred to complete Slagg’s mission. To capture of the evil criminal genius, the Green Goose (voiced with glee by Harvey Korman) …. Before he can take over the world.
The Secret of NIMH 2 — Timmy to the Rescue (1998) starring Ralph Macchio, Dom De Luise, Harvey Korman, Eric Idle
Editorial review of The Secret of NIMH 2 — Timmy to the Rescue courtesy of Amazon.com
The Secret of NIMH 2 – Timmy to the Rescue: A huge letdown after the grandeur of Don Bluth’s 1982 adaptation of Robert C. O’Brien’s book (this was the first feature Bluth made after leaving Disney to protest the studio’s allegedly lowered animation standards), this straight-to-video sequel offers far poorer art and thinner characterizations. The story finds Timmy (voiced by Ralph Macchio), son of the Jonathan Brisby character from The Secret of NIMH, leaving the family farm and heading to Thorn Valley, where the rats of NIMH live. There, Timmy seeks a path in his father’s footprints to become a hero and meets a girl mouse who tells him her parents are among some NIMH mice wrongly presumed dead for years. A rescue ensues, of course, in which Timmy and the refugee rats risk getting caught themselves.Read More »The Secret of NIMH 2 – Timmy to the Rescue
Gay Purr-ee (1962) starring Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons, Paul Frees
Gay Purr-ee is often remembered as the animated cartoon with the voice of Judy Garland …. But it’s quite frankly a lot more than that. It takes a simple story: The farm girl who runs away to the big city in search of happiness, only to find that she was truly happy back home after all. And tells it in the setting of a musical, with the main characters all being cats.