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Finding The Groove

Not so very long ago, the Disney company made lots of animated films – some of which were drawn by hand by real people. They made big pictures; after the success of The Lion King, the goal of Disney Feature Animation was to make sweeping epics – always hoping for another shot at Oscar [...]

Progress City Home Theater: Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)

The third of the new documentary releases we’re reviewing, Waking Sleeping Beauty looks at the animation renaissance that occurred at Disney in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Directed by longtime Disney producer Don Hahn, the film is an absolute cannot-miss must-see treat for any fan of animation. The quality of the film itself [...]

June At The Walt Disney Family Museum

Another month, another crackerjack lineup of events at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. June’s events focus on animation, with screenings of classic Silly Symphonies and certain-to-be-fascinating presentations by producer Don Hahn and author Russell Merritt. There are, as always, lots of interactive and educational activities for families too. For more information, visit [...]

At The Cinema – Waking Sleeping Beauty

Waking Sleeping Beauty is a film that, by all rights, shouldn’t exist.

After all, at its core it’s the story of massive egos maneuvering for control and credit in the wake of one of the Disney company’s most successful artistic and financial periods since Walt’s death in 1966. Getting any of the parties involved [...]

A Peek At Christmas With Walt Disney

The Walt Disney Family Museum has released a short tease of the 51-minute film Christmas with Walt Disney, which recently premiered at the Museum’s own theater. Produced by Don Hahn, who seems to be everywhere these days, the film provides a look at Christmas through Walt’s eyes, with a mix of Disney family home movies [...]