films seen
13/14
average score
2.19*
nationality
USA - 64 years old
status
R.I.P. (1903 - 1968)
more info

One of the big classic Disney directors. Luske is one of the people who helped to turn Disney into an animation powerhouse. I'm not a big fan of the mouse myself, but for animation fans there's really no way around Disney's legacy.

Solid pieces

Sleeping Beauty

1959 / 75m - USA
Romance, Fantasy, Animation
3.5*/5.0*
Sleeping Beauty poster

The inoffensive

Saludos Amigos

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

101 Dalmatians

1961 / 79m - USA
Adventure, Animation
2.5*/5.0*
101 Dalmatians poster

Lady and the Tramp

1955 / 76m - USA
Romance, Animation
2.5*/5.0*
Lady and the Tramp poster

Cinderella

1950 / 74m - USA
Romance, Fantasy, Animation
2.5*/5.0*
Cinderella poster

Dubious filler

Peter Pan

1953 / 77m - USA
Adventure, Animation
2.0*/5.0*
Peter Pan poster

Alice in Wonderland

1951 / 75m - USA
Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
2.0*/5.0*
Alice in Wonderland poster

Fun and Fancy Free

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.

2.0*/5.0*
The Reluctant Dragon poster

Plain forgettable

1.5*/5.0*
Make Mine Music 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

Melody Time

1948 / 75m - USA
Musical, Animation
1.0*/5.0*
Melody Time poster