Reviews

That Darn Cat! (1965)

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Directed by Robert Stevenson, That Darn Cat! proves to be an interesting entry in the live-action Disney films lineup. It was Disney star Hayley Mills’ last of six films she made for Disney (not counting future TV sequels) as well as future Disney star Dean Jones’ first of ten films he would make for Disney (again not counting cameo appearances in future remakes). But is that the only thing the film should be noted for or is it actually worth remembering for its quality? Let’s take a look at That Darn Cat!!

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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In Search of the Castaways (1962)

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Today we take a look at yet another live-action Disney movie based on/inspired by the works of Jules Verne, In Search of the Castaways. Without further ado, let’s dive right into this review.

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The Parent Trap (1961)

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What do you get when you take a German book originally written as a movie scenario inspired by a movie and make a movie of it? You get a film franchise that includes one megahit film, three TV sequels, and a 90’s remake starring Lindsay Lohan.

Let’s take a look at the film that started it all! Here’s The Parent Trap!

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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The Moon-Spinners (1964)

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It’s Hayley Mills time again!

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“Who needs ‘Saved by the Bell’ when you have ‘Good Morning, Miss Bliss’?”

No, we’re here viewing another Hayley Mills Disney film: a film with thrills and suspense…or at least a film that’s supposed to be filled with thrills and suspense. Sit tight as we take a look at “The Moon-Spinners”.

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Pollyanna (1960)

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Hayley Mills, what can we say about her? She was an English actress, daughter of actor John Mills, and shot to fame as a child actress in many early Disney films. She acted in a total of six theatrical films for Walt Disney, many of them being hits. After her time with Disney, she would go on to acting in more mature film roles as well as starring in the Disney Channel 80’s sitcom, “Good Morning, Miss Bliss” as the titular character.

"TV Stardom, here I come!"
“TV Stardom, here I come!”

(Fun fact: The show didn’t do well and was soon canceled. The rights were bought by NBC and then remade as the hit 90’s sitcom, “Saved by the Bell”, completely without the character of Miss Bliss. Imagine how that must have made Hayley Mills feel!)

"TV Stardom, there you go!"
“TV Stardom, there you go!”

But in today’s post, we’re going to be looking at her very first film at the Disney Studios. And that film is none other than “Pollyanna” based on the classic children’s novel by Eleanor H. Porter. I’d just like to say that I’ve never read the book, so I have no idea what’s supposed to happen. Hence I won’t be comparing the film to the book. With that said, let’s dive into the review.

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