Reviews

Follow Me, Boys! (1966)

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Actor Kurt Russell turned 70 years old on March 17, 2021. Beloved by many, his filmography is quite extensive and he’s no stranger to this blog having appeared in over a dozen films for Disney. Today, we take a look at the first Disney film he acted in, the 1966 live-action film, Follow Me, Boys!

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Bon Voyage! (1962)

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You’d think a film about a family taking a vacation to Europe would be an interesting film to watch. If this were the film in question, you’d be wrong. Nevertheless, we must go through with it. Here’s my review of the James Neilson-directed Bon Voyage!.

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The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)

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Before I get into the review, I firstly wanna apologize for how late this review is! I ran late on editing it.

Secondly, I wanna point out that this film was one of the few films that Disney made in black-and-white. However, it was later colorized and I happened to watch the colorized version. I would have preferred to see the original black-and-white version, but this was the copy that I got my hand on. So without further ado, let’s take a look at The Absent-Minded Professor!

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The Shaggy Dog (1959)

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On October 6, 2015, we lost another live-action Disney legend, Kevin Corcoran.

Gonna miss you, kid!
Gonna miss you, kid!

Known best for his childhood appearances in Disney films, the actor was 66 years old when he passed away. To pay tribute to him like I did for Dean Jones, I decided to review one of the films that he was in. I’ve already reviewed two of his films before (Pollyanna and Babes in Toyland), so today I’m doing a film that many find beloved: The Shaggy Dog. Do I find it beloved? Well, let’s find out!

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The Happiest Millionaire (1967)

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After Disney had HUGE success with “Mary Poppins”, they naturally looked for a way to recreate that success. This is where “The Happiest Millionaire” comes in.

Based on a non-musical play which was in turn based on a true story of an eccentric millionaire in early 1910s Philadelphia, this movie musical featured much of the same crew who worked on “Mary Poppins”. And sadly, this was also the last film that Walt Disney personally worked on as he died during its production in 1966. The film would be released to theaters in 1967.

And would the film be a hit? Umm….no.

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The film didn’t do well at all, not even coming close to the unprecedented success of “Mary Poppins”. One factor that may have caused its downfall was its extremely long running time. The film was actually 172 minutes long, making it the longest live-action Disney film till date. Heck, it’s STILL the longest live-action Disney film ever!

"You mean there's actually a Disney movie longer than me?"
“You mean there’s actually a Disney movie longer than me?”

So, due to the failure of the film, it was later cut down to 164 minutes and even later cut down to 144 minutes!

But, we are lucky to be living in this era because the film in its entirety (all 172 minutes of that entirety) would be released on DVD in a special “Restored Roadshow Edition” of the movie. Yay, us!

yaySo the question arises, was the film actually “bad” or was it because the runtime was just too darn long? Well, let’s find out together! Ladies and gentlemen, this is “The Happiest Millionaire”. Continue reading “The Happiest Millionaire (1967)”