Reviews

Old Yeller (1957)

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If you’re into live-action Disney, then you definitely know the name, Tommy Kirk. Having started out his Disney career as Joe Hardy in a The Hardy Boys serial for The Mickey Mouse Club, Tommy Kirk later went on to star in a number of theatrical and TV films for Disney. Some of these include The Shaggy Dog, Babes in Toyland, and The Misadventures or Merlin Jones. He would act in other non-Disney films later on in his career (most notably in a number of beach party films), but his fame would always be tied to his work for Disney.

Sadly though, on September 28, 2021, Tommy Kirk passed away at the age of 79. To pay tribute to him, I decided to watch and review the very first Disney film that he acted in (and one that I’m surprised nobody up to this point has requested me to review): the beloved classic, Old Yeller! Directed by Robert Stevenson and based on the book by Fred Gipson, this is a film that has made its mark in cinematic history if only for its unforgettable ending! Heck, if you’ve never seen the film before, you already know how this film ends. Without further ado, here’s my review of Disney’s Old Yeller!

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Reviews

Westward Ho, The Wagons (1956)

westwardhothewagons(If this is your first time on this blog, I ask you to read my About page first! You can find a link to it at the top left-hand corner of this blog. Thanks!)

Sometimes on my journey through these live-action Disney films, I come across films that are forgotten gems. Other times I come across films that are better left forgotten. This film happens to fall in the latter category. Sit back and enjoy as we review the 1956 film, Westward Ho, The Wagons!

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The Light in the Forest (1958)

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Prejudice, especially that which is due to skin color or religious beliefs, is a dangerous and disgusting societal evil that every generation bears witness to. In recent events, we have witnessed what African Americans in this country go through on a daily basis. The Jews have gone through this for hundreds of years. And since 2001, Muslims like myself, are no stranger to the word, “Islamophobia”.

If only things like this would get more media coverage!
If only things like this would get more media coverage!

How do people address the issue of prejudice? Many people use various mediums, including film. The Disney Studios themselves addressed this topic in a film entitled The Light in the Forest. Although dealing with prejudice between white men and the American Indians, the film is extremely relevant in our era and applicable to any one of us.

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