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Bolt: Beginning of the Beginning - Jim MIles (11/20/2008)
Does Bolt signal the return to greatness of Walt Disney Animation Studios? Jim tells you why he thinks it does.

Jim on Film: Treasure Islands - Jim Miles (9/29/2008)
Jim looks at some overlooked treasures from recent Disney music and DVD releases.

Brushes with Greatness - Jim Miles (5/2/2008)
Jim shares two very special letters he received from two of the all-time greats - Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston.

Jim on Film: Bring on the Bonus Features - Jim Miles (3/14/2008)
Jim talks about the Platinum Edition DVDs and bonus features he'd like to see come from Disney.

Jim on Film:Enchantment: A Survey of Disney's Feature Film Live-Action Musicals - Jim Miles (1/4/2008)
With the recent release of Enchanted Jim presents a survey of Disney live-action musicals.

Jim on Film: They Can't Do the Sum - Jim Miles (6/21/2007)
Jim criticizes decision making and conclusions drawn inside Disney and other movie studios.

Jim on Film: Something More - (3/14/2007)
Jim discusses the replacement of Alan Menken on The Frog Princess with Randy Newman and elaborates on what makes a good musical.

Jim on Film: A Great, Big, Beautiful Tomorrow - Jim Miles (1/3/2007)
Jim looks at upcoming Disney feature Meet the Robinsons and the young tenure of John Lasseter.

Jim on Film: Turn About and Fair Play - Jim Miles (11/2/2006)
Jim criticizes Disney for some of their CD and DVD release practices.

Disney’s Broadway Babies - Jim Miles (9/25/2006)
Jim gives his ideas for who should star in The Little Mermaid on Broadway.

Out with the New, In with the Old - Jim Miles (7/18/2006)
Jim talks about the differences he sees in traditional and CGI animation.

Jim on Film: Great Expectations - Jim Miles (5/16/2006)
Jim explains why Disney animation could've and should've moved beyond the realm of children's movies.

Jim on Film: Rescue Aid Society - Jim Miles (4/4/2006)
Jim comments on some of the changes happening with Disney animation since Pixar's come on board.

Jim on Film: Treasure Planet: 101 Reasons - (3/9/2006)
Jim gives his reasons why Treasure Planet is an underrated ... treasure.

Jim on Film: Will the Sun Ever Shine Again? - Jim Miles (2/13/2006)
Jim weighs in on the future of Disney animation with the Pixar purchase.

Jim on Film: Disney MVPs - Jim Miles (1/17/2006)
Jim selects his 10 Disney live-action MVP actors and actresses through Disney history.

Jim on Film: Disney Thermometer - Jim Miles (11/28/2005)
Jim takes the current temperature of the Disney Studios.

Jim on Film - (5/18/2005)
Jim talks about some of his favorite "non-Disney" Disney films.

Jim on Film: Disney War - Jim Miles (4/11/2005)
Jim gives his perspective on the recently released book on Disney, Disney War.

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (2/24/2005)
Jim looks at the documentary by former Disney animators Dream On Silly Dreamer.

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (2/4/2005)
Jim looks at some of the more fun recent Disney characters.

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (12/24/2004)
Jim reviews Disney's touring theatrical production On the Record.

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (12/15/2004)
Jim gives his three Disney Christmas wishes.

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (11/22/2004)
Jim looks at the issue of Disney lumping feature animations with their other animted output.

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (10/12/2004)
Jim looks at some Disney films that he thinks should be thought of in a better light.

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (9/7/2004)
Jim discusses the Disney films that influenced him and made him a Disney fan.

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (8/5/2004)
Jim concludes is two-part series "Disney's Live-Action Report Card".

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (7/8/2004)
Jim looks at some recent films that have had themes worthy of classics.

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (6/2/2004)
Jim looks at the six of the original books that inspired Disney films

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (5/20/2004)
Jim imagines some possibilities for Disney's recently announced upcoming theatrical production On the Record.

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (4/20/2004)
With all the troubles for Disney lately, Jim looks at a bright spot with his live-action report card.

Jim on Film: The Problem with IMAX Releases - Part Two - Jim Miles (3/9/2004)
Jim concludes his two-part series looking at Disney's recent trend of releasing films on IMAX or large sceren format.

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (2/5/2004)
Jim on the problem with IMAX releases.

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (1/8/2004)
Jim talks about Lessons of Walt Disney.

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (12/3/2003)
Jim revisits the topic of "Guilty Pleasures"

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (11/5/2003)
Jim looks at more of Disney's beloved stars in Disney Renaissance Stars II.

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (10/14/2003)
Jim concludes his series Chronologically Through the Canon: Searching for New Insights into Old Favorites.

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (10/2/2003)
Jim contines his series Chronologically Through the Canon: Searching for New Insights into Old Favorites looking at all of Disney's feature animations.

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (9/4/2003)
Jim begins a series entitled Chronologically Through the Canon: Searching for New Insights into Old Favorites looking at all of Disney's feature animations.

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (8/6/2003)
Jim gives Disney some advice on marketing their next animated feature, Brother Bear.

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (7/3/2003)
Jim wonders if Disney has gone too far with the PG-13 rating for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and other recent moves.

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (6/19/2003)
Jim tells you why The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a great Disney film.

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (6/5/2003)
Jim talks about some people he'd like to see do voices for Disney films.

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (5/22/2003)
Jim discusses stereotypes in classic films and the real issues that should be examined.

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (5/8/2003)
Jim lists some lesser-known live-action films he thinks should be re-released on video.

Jim on Film - Jim Miles (4/24/2003)
Jim tells you why he thinks the luster is wearing off Disney video releases.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (4/10/2003)
Jim looks at some films he thinks should be remade.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (2/20/2003)
Jim says good bye … for a while.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (2/4/2003)
Jim tells you what Disney stars are currently on Broadway in case you want to be a "Stage Door Johnny".

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (1/23/2003)
Jim makes a wish list.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (1/9/2003)
Jim makes the case for producing more live-action musicals.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (12/26/2002)
Jim talks about what went wrong with Disney's animation division and how to get it back on track.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (12/12/2002)
Jim gives his 10 saddest moments in Disney animated film history

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (11/29/2002)
Jim thanks Disney for years of wonderful memories.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (11/14/2002)
Jim gives the qualities he thinks Disney should look for in a new head of Feature Animation.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (10/31/2002)
Jim discusses the copyright issue currently in the news relating to such Disney properties as Steamboat Willie and Snow White.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (10/17/2002)
Jim tells you why he hates the phrase "The best animated film since Beauty and the Beast"

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (10/3/2002)
Continuing a theme, Jim gives you 101 reasons why Oliver & Co. is another overlooked Disney film.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (9/19/2002)
15 months later - Jim looks back at Atlantis with a more objective eye.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (9/5/2002)
Jim looks at some of the lesser-known but still great songs in the Disney library.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (8/22/2002)
Jim gives you 101 reasons (give or take) why Pocahontas is an overlooked Disney film.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (8/8/2002)
If Jim ran Disney … Jim continues discussing Disney's live-action flms.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (7/25/2002)
If Jim ran Disney … Jim discusses what's wrong with Disney live-action films.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (7/11/2002)
Do your friends question your love of Disney? Jim has an answer for them.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (6/27/2002)
Jim talks about Disney's selective editing of their films.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (6/13/2002)
Jim discusses the importance of Lilo & Stitch to the future of Disney traditionally animated films.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (5/16/2002)
Jim looks at the pros and cons of Disney's Broadway offerings.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (5/2/2002)
Jim looks at some modern-day quintessential Disney live-action films.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (4/18/2002)
Jim puts his creativity to use inventing new ways to display and enjoy Disney.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (4/4/2002)
Jim looks at some actors who had early roles with Disney that he wish had gone on to Disney careers.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (3/21/2002)
Jim answers the question: "Why I like Disney?". After all, isn't it just kid's stuff???

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (3/7/2002)
Jim talks about the so-called Disney animation formula and why he thinks it's a fallacy.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (2/21/2002)
Jim talks about the Disney's Renaissance Stars - some big-name Disney stars and their non-Disney projects.

Jim On Film - Jim Miles (2/7/2002)
Jim Miles takes a look at the successes and failures of recent animated features and gives some advice to the Walt Disney Company and Hollywood "insiders".

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