films seen
11/13
average score
2.00*
nationality
USA - 82 years old
status
R.I.P. (1906 - 1988)
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Legendary Disney director. If you love classic Disney, there's no avoiding Jackson's work. Like most Disney directors he's not much of an auteur, nor does he have many solo credits, but he did work on some of the biggest films in the industry.

The inoffensive

Saludos Amigos

by Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts
Specifics
1942 / 42m - USA
Genre
Fantasy, Musical, Animation
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rating
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

Lady and the Tramp

by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Specifics
1955 / 76m - USA
Genre
Romance, Animation
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Lady and the Tramp poster

Cinderella

by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Specifics
1950 / 74m - USA
Genre
Romance, Fantasy, Animation
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Cinderella poster

Dumbo

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

Pinocchio

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

Dubious filler

Peter Pan

by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney
Specifics
1953 / 77m - USA
Genre
Adventure, Animation
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Peter Pan poster

Alice in Wonderland

by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Specifics
1951 / 75m - USA
Genre
Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Alice in Wonderland poster

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
Specifics
1940 / 125m - USA
Genre
Fantasy, Music, Animation
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rating
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.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

by William Cottrell, David Hand, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen
Specifics
1937 / 83m - USA
Genre
Fantasy, Animation
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs poster

Big nopes

Melody Time

by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske
Specifics
1948 / 75m - USA
Genre
Musical, Animation
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Melody Time poster

Song of the South

by Harve Foster, Wilfred Jackson
Specifics
1946 / 94m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Song of the South poster

Somewhat of a forbidden fruit, if only because Disney refuses to rerelease the film. Look past the slavery elements and you'll find a very basic Disney musical with little to no dramatic drive, a couple of simple short animations and some overly happy songs. Not my cup of tea.