Category: Vault Disney

Vault Disney #10 – Melody Time

Original Release: May 1948 Runtime: 75 Minutes Here we are, at the end of the package film era of Disney, and all I can say is, “Thank goodness.” In the 1940’s Walt Disney Studios created package films, which were collections of several short films made into one feature, […]

Vault Disney #6 – Saludos Amigos

Original Release: August 1942 Runtime: 42 Minutes Saludos Amigos, or ‘Hello Friends’ in English, is a huge departure from the previous Disney films on our list. In fact, the next few films on our list will all follow a formula which labels them as ‘package films.’ Essentially, this […]

Vault Disney #5 – Bambi

Original Release: August 1942 Runtime: 70 minutes There is one thought that stuck with me throughout every single second of the fifth film on our Vault Re-watch, Bambi. That thought was simply: This film is gorgeous. The animation flows beautifully. The background of the forest is stunning and […]

Vault Disney #4 – Dumbo

Original Release: October 1941 Runtime: 64 minutes Jim Korkis, an excellent writer on all things Disney, mentions in his book that “Every Disney movie is someone’s favorite Disney movie.” (The Revised Vault of Walt: Unofficial, Unauthorized, Uncensored Disney Stories Never Told) And as I watch these movies in […]

Vault Disney #3 : Fantasia

Original Release: November 1940 Runtime: 126 minutes Even by today’s standards, Fantasia, stands as a huge experimental piece of media. There is nothing else quite like it (Unless you count its follow-up Fantasia 2000). As Deems Taylor, the master of ceremonies in the film, says early on, Fantasia […]

Vault Disney #2 – Pinocchio

Original Release: February 1940 Runtime: 88 minutes Despite the fact that Pinocchio was released a mere 3 years after Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, the differences in story-telling and animation feel decades apart. Pinocchio seems to transcend its predecessor in every way possible. Let’s start with brass […]