Oh the Wonderful World of Disney Classics
Writing about Reading Rainbow made me think how fortunate I am to have grown up with the real Disney. The one where Walt would step out from his desk and spin a little introduction relating to the feature presentation. Tom Hanks in Saving Mr. Banksgot it down pretty well.
Sundays nights I would look forward to whatever presentation Uncle Walt had for us to watch. There was always a variety ranging from live action movies with top actors of the day to mesmerizing and delightful animated shows (my favorite).
With the advent of packaged programming I was able to introduce my own kiddos to the Disney treasures through the thoughtful purchasing practices of our local library. Presented as Walt Disney Treasures, these are samples of Disney’s live action best. Even though the kiddos are grown up and gone, the MEPA and I don’t mind checking out one of the treasures for our nightly movie watch. Disney didn’t cut corners on production. The acting and scripts were always prime and still hold up well after all these years.
Do you remember Disney? Better yet, anyone come across the re-released treasures?
A couple of Treasure favorites so far: