films seen
7/9
average score
1.85*
nationality
USA - 74 years old
status
R.I.P. (1899 - 1974)
more info

The inoffensive

Saludos Amigos

by Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts
1942 / 42m - USA
Fantasy, Musical, Animation
3.0*/5.0*
Saludos Amigos poster

Fun anthology that holds 4 shorts inspired by a trip through South-America. The interesting part is that you see the Disney crew enjoying their little vacation and making some sketches based on their impressions, accompanied by the shorts that evolved from them. It's short, charming and amusing, definitely one of Disney's better efforts.

Worthy but flawed

Dumbo

by Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen, John Elliotte
1941 / 64m - USA
Fantasy, Musical, Animation
2.5*/5.0*
Dumbo poster

Pinocchio

by Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen
1940 / 88m - USA
Fantasy, Animation
2.5*/5.0*
Pinocchio poster

Dubious filler

Fun and Fancy Free

by Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, William Morgan
1947 / 73m - USA
Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
2.0*/5.0*
Fun and Fancy Free poster

A compilation of two slightly beefier Disney shorts, connected by short Jiminy Cricket interludes and some strange live action scenes. The Bongo one is decent but a little too long, the Jack and the Beanstalk one has been done so many times now that it really started to drag after a while. Not that great really, but short.

Plain forgettable

Fantasia

by James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Ford Beebe Jr., David Hand, Ben Sharpsteen
1940 / 125m - USA
Fantasy, Music, Animation
1.5*/5.0*
Fantasia poster

The film that showed other animated anthologies the way. For that I am grateful, because I'm a big fan of the format, but the combination of classical music and the Disney aesthetic isn't that big of a success. The interaction between the animation and the music also isn't all that great. Not great.

Big nopes

Bambi

by James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, David Hand, Graham Heid, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright
1942 / 70m - USA
Drama, Animation
1.0*/5.0*
Bambi poster

Irritation overload

The Three Caballeros

by Norman Ferguson, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, Harold Young
1944 / 71m - USA
Comedy, Musical, Animation
0.5*/5.0*
The Three Caballeros poster