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Lord, Protect This Balloon House and All Who Dwell Within the Balloon House

Up – It’s interesting that, at least in my own fairly insignificant experience, it seems like people only really talk about the very beginning of this movie. It makes sense, as it’s a very emotional start, but there IS a … Continue reading

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Disney Does Dali

Mickey and Donald: The Persistence of Mickey – The lead story in this volume is based on the real-life collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali. They worked on an animated short called Destino, but due to cost issues, all … Continue reading

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Just Ducky

It’s too bad that, these days, the default Google suggestion for “Donald” is our not-so-esteemed president rather than the duck. The two of them do have something in common (aside from the terrible temper), in that both had mothers from … Continue reading

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It’s a Jolly Holiday with Mary

Beth and I spent much of New Year’s Eve watching Mary Poppins, which neither of us had seen in some time, and I’m making a point of rewatching (or in some cases watching for the first time) the Disney animated … Continue reading

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Throwing the Books at You

The Last Adventure of Constance Verity, by A. Lee Martinez – I haven’t read all of Martinez’ books, but I believe each one takes place in a different universe, at least as far as we know. He definitely has a … Continue reading

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I Have Seen the Sleeping Knights of Jesus

As I mentioned in my review, Alan Garner’s Alderley Edge fantasies incorporate a local legend about sleeping knights. The story has it that a farmer from Mobberley set out to Macclesfield to sell a horse. An old man near the … Continue reading

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Dragon Nance

The Reluctant Dragon – I’ve seen this 1941 picture referred to as the first Disney film to mix live action and animation, but the two formats don’t really interact with each other that much. It starts with Robert Benchley’s wife … Continue reading

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