“Forgotten Hollywood”- Disney Celebrates 50 Animated Films!

Posted on December 6, 2010 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…Disney1968

   Disney Studios has proudly distributed their 50th animated movie with the release of Tangled. Based on the Brothers Grimm 1812 fairy tale of Rapunzel, it’s a wonderful family-friendly motion picture that has Oscar written all over it. No one does it better in my estimation.

   Historically, Walt Disney took a chance in 1937 with his first animated Technicolor feature film release of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs. Studio chiefs throughout Hollywood, and Disney’s wife were convinced it would fail. The film became the #1 money-maker of 1938, and was second only to Gone With the Wind for the decade. Prior to Snow White, animation was  presented in a two-reel format. Disney tested the Technicolor process in his 1936 short – The Three Little Pigs.

Rapunzel_-_Project_Gutenberg_etext_11027   The tale of Rapunzel, part of a comprehensive assemblage, was originally created back in 1698, adapted from Persinette by Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force. The Brothers Grimm included the story in a collection that included Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. In 2002, a Barbie doll resembling Rapunzel was created for a new generation of children to enjoy.

   Kudos to Mandy Moore and a fine cast for providing a stellar vocal track. This latest feature is filled with a usual blend of humor and pathos; all classic Disney. As usual, the music is predictabaly top-notch. And, Tangled is the most expensive film made in the history of  screen animation.

800px-disney star   Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History is delighted to celebrate the pioneering work and legacy of Walt Disney in Cinema.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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