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Toon Talk: Bambi II DVD
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Displaying a refreshing economy of storytelling, Bambi II runs only sixty-four minutes (minus end credits) … ironic, as it took Disney sixty-four years to make it.

Toon Talk Rating: A-

In this ‘Toon Talk’ feature, I will briefly highlight a recommended film or DVD, outside of the Disney universe, of similar interest to the main subject.

Precocious, Pixyish Prince

Legendary movie musical director Stanley Donen (Singin’ in the Rain) brings an experimental, almost avant-garde, eye to his film adaptation of the classic children’s tale The Little Prince (1974, Paramount). The My Fair Lady team of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe supply the Oscar-nominated song score, brought to life by a cast of Broadway faves Richard Kiley (Man of La Mancha), Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and, in a rare onscreen appearance, Bob Fosse (Chicago).

Also stars Gene Wilder and young Steven Warner as the title character, this flight of fancy is available on DVD from Paramount Home Video.

Coming Soon in Toon Talk:

  • Curious George jumps out of the storybooks and onto the big screen in a new animated adventure (Universal, February 10).
  • Paul Walker and Jason Biggs co-star in the Arctic adventure, based on a true story, Eight Below (Disney, February 17).
  • “This is the night, it’s a beautiful night …? for the new Platinum Edition of the perennial favorite Lady and the Tramp (Disney DVD, February 28).

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Kirby is a lifelong Disney fan and film buff. He is also an avid list maker and chronic ellipsis user ...

Took Talk: Disney Film & Video Reviews by Kirby C. Holt is posted whenever there's something new to review.

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-- Posted February 7, 2006

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