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Reviews written by Unknown Tag: 'Username' (3 reviews)

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Song Of The South Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
1946 2029.
MPAA: 11163

Walt Disney Studios
 featuring Br'er Fox, Br'er Bear, Br'er Rabbit, Br'er Possum, Br'er Frog, Mr. Bluebird, Birds, Johnny, Sally, Uncle Remus; more Characters More Cartoon Characters...

Academy Award Winner  Song Of The South On Video!  Song Of The South BCDB Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6/5 stars from 33 users.)

Lost Treasure 8 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: BDS, June 11, 2005

I was fortunate enough while stationed in Japan to rent the Japanese Laserdisc release of this classic. The live action portions are painfully strained (not due to racial overtones; just a script that is weak and acting that pushes cute to regions beyond), but the animated sequences are brilliant. As an aside, what was really bizzare was to select the Japanaese language soundtrack; watching James Baskett and Hattie McDaniel speaking in Japanese is TOO funny. Knowing that it would never be re-releases in the US, I did make a VHS dubbing of it (in english), but I still have memories of Japan, because all of the songs (which were NOT dubbed) are subtitled in kanji and kana. Maybe, with the relaxed attitute that the studio is having with some of the previously-censored shorts being released in the :Disney Treasures" series, we may get a chance to see this once agin. We can hope...
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The Three Caballeros Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
Walt Disney Studios
 featuring Donald Duck, Pablo, King Neptune, Professor Holloway (The Cold-Blooded Penguin, Donald Duck, The Gauchito; more Characters More Cartoon Characters...

Academy Award Nominee  The Three Caballeros On Video!  The Three Caballeros BCDB Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1/5 stars from 10 users.)

The Better of the Two "Latin American" Films 8 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: BDS, June 10, 2005

This film really needs to be viewed along with "Saludos Amigos" as it is really the second part of a single "Latin American" film (and as they are both so short, it really doesn't make for a long "double feature". The animated sequences in this are much more satisfying than in "Saludos" ("Bahia" I think is a true gem, frequently forgotten, and the frequently televised "Three Caballeros" musical number holds up to anything that Disney did in the 40s). NONE of the sequences equal the best of the Disney features or shorts, but considering that these were assembled during a period of time when the studio was turning out literally hundreds of DoD training and propaganda films, it's amazing that the quality is as high as it is. Anyone who claims to be a fan or student of Disney owes themselves at least one look at these two films!
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Victory Through Air Power Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
Walt Disney Studios
 featuring Orville Wright, Wilbur Wright, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Eugene Ely, Calbraith P. Rogers, Sir John Alcock; more Characters More Cartoon Characters...

Victory Through Air Power BCDB Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (4/5 stars from 3 users.)

A Great Historical Document 8 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: BDS, June 07, 2005

Finally, this has been released in the "From the Front" Disney Treasure Tin. I have read about this since the early 70s (in Finch's "The Art of Disney") and had always wanted to see it. HAD I seen it back then (when I was in my early teens) I would probably not have appreciated it. But after a 20 year career in military (Naval) aviation I found it fascinating. The first 20 minutes is a very nicely animated, mildly amusing "historu of aviation" (at least the first 40 years of animation). From there, it moves to the heart of the matter - the presentation of Sevrensky's tretise on the importance of long range bombing capabilities to win the war. Some live action of Sevrensky is intermingled with "textbook" style animation to create a very powerful massage. Anecdotal stories say that it is this film that finally convinced FDR to commit to a long range bombing strategy (at Churchill's prodding). Parochially, I found Severensky's dismissal of Naval carrier-based aviation as being innefective; especually as in the 21st century, the national strategy is to move away from large (vulnerable) land-based air bases and TOWARDS mobile sea-based aviation. Probably due to the difference in a "World War" and today's "terror" wars. This is not for everybody, but if you are either a fan of Disney, or a WW II fan, it should not be missed.
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