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A little bit of news, a little bit of history, a whole lot of Disney.

(Formerly [I]Tim's Disney News Archive[/I])

  1. Disney/Pixar Takes Four Awards on Oscar Night

    by , 02-27-2011 at 11:23 PM (The Mouse Castle)
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    On a night when [I]The King's Speech[/I] reigned over the Academy Awards, Disney and Pixar performed royally, winning a total of four Oscars, two each for [I]Toy Story 3[/I] and [I]Alice in Wonderland[/I].

    As expected, [I]Toy Story 3[/I] won for Best Animated Feature, beating out [I]How to Train Your Dragon[/I] and [I]The Illusionist[/I]. It also won Best Original Song ...
  2. 'Alice in Wonderland': Still Brillig After All These Years

    by , 02-03-2011 at 10:35 PM (The Mouse Castle)
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    Of the movies released during Disney's second "golden age" of animation, [I]Alice is Wonderland[/I] is my favorite. Lacking the warm, gooey center of [I]Cinderella[/I] or [I]One Hundred and One Dalmatians[/I], [I]Alice[/I] is the most non-Disney of Disney feature films, an episodic farce that piles gag upon gag in rapid succession. You don't invest any real emotion in the ...
  3. 'Alice' vs. 'Alice': A Wonderland Smackdown

    by , 03-07-2010 at 11:22 AM (The Mouse Castle)
    From my blog, I settle once and for all which "Alice in Wonderland" is better: Disney's 1951 animated classic, or Tim Burton's 2010 revisionist interpretation.

    [quote]I caught the midnight showing of "Alice in Wonderland" Thursday night and, like many Disney fans, immediately started comparing Tim Burton's somewhat dark vision of Lewis Carroll's classic tale with the 1951 animated film. There were some revisionist improvements that Burton hit upon (the coming-of-age, ...

    Updated 01-02-2011 at 06:21 PM by disneytim (Update Link)

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  4. What to See at D23 - Day Two

    by , 09-02-2009 at 09:09 PM (The Mouse Castle)
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    [I]Updating [URL="http://www.disneynewsarchive.com/blog/2009/08/what-to-see-at-d23-day-one.html"][COLOR=#996699]Day One[/COLOR][/URL], Disney has announced the honorees for this year's Disney Legends awards: [/I]

    [I][B]Robin Williams[/B] - ...

    Updated 09-07-2009 at 08:16 AM by disneytim

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  5. Post-War Walt: More Goodies From the Walt Disney Family Museum

    by , 08-27-2009 at 11:05 PM (The Mouse Castle)
    The Walt Disney Family Museum released a few more pics from their collection today, just a month away from September's preview weekend. They come from the museum's Gallery 7, which focuses on the studio's artistic and financial comeback in the 1940s and '50s in the wake of World War II.

    "Cinderella" was Walt's return to the world of fairy tale princesses more than a dozen years after "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." "Cinderella" lacked the artistic detail ...