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Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) TV Spot

Archer Promos

Arrested Development Promos

As Good as It Gets (1997) Video Promo

Assassin's Creed II Trailer

'Bambi': The Magic Behind the Masterpiece (1997 Documentary)

  • "Of all Walt Disney's animated classics, the heartfelt story and natural wonders of Bambi seem to touch more people more deeply than any of the fantasy worlds created in his fairy tales. Now, through music, footage and artwork, never before seen by the public, we will celebrate the making of this Disney masterpiece."
  • "Walt Disney started planning Bambi in 1936, while still in production on his first full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In the following rare excerpt from the original Disneyland television series, Walt explains how his artists finally achieved Bambi's breathtaking realism."
  • "At first, animals were brought into studio art classes for close-up study by the Disney artists."
  • "A pair of baby deer, appropriately named Bambi and Faline, were imported from Maine and happily housed behind the studio where the animators could have access to real moving inspiration."
  • "To create a realistic look, nature photographers documented the hidden textures of the forest environment. Disney artists created hundreds of paintings and drawings that capture the many moods required to bring the forest to life. What makes many of these drawings even more remarkable is that despite their incredible detail, they're actually extremely small. Pastels and watercolors capture the seasonal colors and emotions of life in the forest."
  • "If you ever wondered how the artists perfected such realistic details as a single drop of rain, here's the secret: Animators studied slow motion photography of drops of milk that reveal the elaborate splash patterns that usually disappear in the blink of an eye. Strange shapes begin appearing on the animator's drawing boards. Drawing by drawing, drop by drop, a rainstorm was created."
  • "While the images for this rain drop sequence always remain the same, an early concept considered a different song to be sung from the point of view of the falling rain drops. Even here, the technique of using vocals is a scoring tool as evident. Presented here for the first time is the original test demo of the Rain Song from June of 1938, illustrated with concept and storyboard art."
  • "Once the animators were comfortable with drawing real animals, they had to adapt them into characters that could supply the range of expression and emotion needed to tell the story."
  • "A cute baby rabbit character was developed to give the story much-needed comedy relief."
  • "Here in rare newsreel footage, we see a group of studio visitors watch as Frank Thomas animates a sequence with Thumper. Characters were animated using pencil drawings on paper that were then photographed to test the flow of movement and expression."
  • "Disney Studios' ink and paint department created all their own paints. For Bambi, nearly 250,000 cels were drawn and painted. When you combine that figure with the animation drawings, concept art, layouts, character designs and backgrounds, over a million drawings went in to making a little fawn come to life. Pretty amazing, isn't it, Bambi?"
  • "To heighten the realism of Bambi, the multi-plane camera was used extensively. By painting different layers of a scene on separate sheets of glass and moving them independently as they're photographed one frame at a time, flat art could create the illusion of depth. This opening sequence is an excellent example of the magic of the multi-plane camera."
  • "When Bambi was first released in 1942, it was an immediate triumph, and was recognized as one of animation's all-time greatest achievements. Even now, over half a century later, Bambi continues to delight audiences. Perhaps because of its stark realism, it also lives on as one of childhood's most vividly memorable family classics."
  • "Bambi stands out as one of the first environmentally conscious films ever made. It shows that without responsible thinking, man can easily become the enemy of nature."
  • "The careless hunter's campfire almost destroys everything we've come to care about, and serves as a valuable lesson for everyone to respect all of nature's creatures and habitats. Despite the inherent traumas and heartbreaks of the struggle for survival in the wild, Bambi and his friends give us a life-affirming example of the resilience of the spirit."

Baskets Promos

Batman: The Brave and the Bold Promos

Beerfest (2006) Trailer

Best Doggone Dog in the West: The Making of 'Old Yeller' (1997 Documentary)

Bill Cosby's Picture Pages Videos Promo (1995)

  • "Bill Cosby's Picture Pages with a learn along color workbook, included with every video. It's recommended by the National Education Association. You can learn along with Bill Cosby and collect all four Picture Pages. They're available wherever videos are sold."

The Boondocks Promos

The Bye Bye Man (2017) Trailer

Cars (2006) Trailer

Chicken Little (2005) Trailer 2

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  • "What if you found out the sky was falling? Would you tell anyone? Would you be scared? Maybe even a little chicken?"
  • "On November 4...something really big is going down."
  • "Walt Disney Pictures presents...Chicken Little...Abby Mallard aka Ugly Duckling...Fish Out of Water...Runt of the Litter...Morkubine Porcupine...Buck Cluck...Turkey Lurkey."
  • "This November. Some heroes are born great. Others have greatness dropped upon them. Disney's Chicken Little."

Child's Play (2019) Trailer

The China Syndrome (1979) DVD Trailer

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) DVD Trailer

Cobra (1986) Trailer

Corpse Bride (2005) TV Spot

Countdown (2019) Trailer

Countdown - Official Trailer -HD- - In Theaters October 25, 2019

Countdown - Official Trailer -HD- - In Theaters October 25, 2019

  • "Our phones have become essential. Apps keep track of our schedules, our fitness, our love lives. But what if an app could tell you how long...before you die? Would you want to know?"

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Promos

Dancing with the Stars Promos

Dark Shadows (2012) TV Spot

The Dead Don't Die (2019) Trailer

Death Wish (2018) Trailer

Deja Vu (2006) Trailer

Deja Vu - Official Trailer

Deja Vu - Official Trailer

  • "It's a phenomenon known as deja vu. You arrive at a place you've never been, but it feels familiar. You look into the face of a stranger and you feel like you've known her, all your life."
  • "Deja Vu is believed by many to be a trick of the mind, but the truth is far more extraordinary. He has been shown a secret...the government doesn't want you to know."
  • "This Thanksgiving, the key to stopping a disaster starts by unraveling the mystery of Deja Vu. If you think it's just a feeling, go back and look again."

Dudley-Do-Right (1999) Trailer

Dudley Do-Right (1999) Official Trailer - Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker Movie HD

Dudley Do-Right (1999) Official Trailer - Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker Movie HD

  • "From the creator of George of the Jungle and the star of George of the Jungle and the acclaimed director who saw George of the Jungle comes a new kind of hero."
  • "Brendan Fraser. Sarah Jessica Parker. Alfred Molina."
  • "Dudley-Do-Right!"

Elf (2003) TV Spot

End of Watch (2012) TV Spot

Equitable Financial Companies Sponsorship (1996)

  • "This program is made possible by Equitable Financial Companies, dedicated to the presentation and advancement of public art."

Fargo Promos

Feud Promos

Fever Pitch (2005) TV Spot

The Final Destination (2009) TV Spot

From Dusk till Dawn: The Series Promo

Furry Vengeance (2010) TV Spot

Going in Style (2017) TV Spot

Gossip Girl Promos

The Haunted Mansion (2003) Teaser

The Haunted Mansion Teaser Trailer

The Haunted Mansion Teaser Trailer

  • "The Gracie mansion. 52 bedrooms...67 bathrooms...999 ghosts...and one unsuspecting guest who will come face to face with every one of them."
  • "The Haunted Mansion."

Home on the Range (2004) TV Spot

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) TV Spot

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) TV Spot

The Incredibles (2004) TV Spot

Into the Storm (2014) TV Spot

Jerry Maguire (1996) Video Trailer

The Jules and Doris Stein Foundation Sponsorship (1996)

  • "The Jules and Doris Stein Foundation...and Gerald and Virginia Oppenheimer."

'The Jungle Book': The Making of a Musical Masterpiece (1997 Documentary)

  • "It swings. It sings. The jungle is jumpin', with the behind-the-scenes story of Walt Disney's masterpiece, The Jungle Book."
  • "Rudyard Kipling's 1894 classic first caught Walt's attention in the late 1930s, but Disney didn't acquire the film rights until 1962. The Jungle Book was the last animated feature that Walt Disney personally supervised. As was often the case with his animated features, Walt's first approach to the story was through music."
  • "The music that we know today wasn't the first score written for the film. For an early version of The Jungle Book, composer Terry Gilkyson created a dark and mysterious song score."
  • "At the same time, veteran story man Bill Peet created a lush and moody visual approach to the classic story, firmly based in Kipling, but it seemed that this literal approach to the story wasn't what Walt had in mind. All the initial development was abandoned, except for one song..."
  • "Walt called on staff songwriters Robert and Richard Sherman for a fresh musical start."
  • "With The Jungle Book, what most interested Walt were the memorable characters and exotic settings. In re-approaching the story development, Walt gave an unusual instruction to his staff."
  • "Since it was Walt's idea to disregard the original Kipling story, he became personally involved in solving story problems for the Disney version of The Jungle Book."
  • "Following these instructions from the boss, director Wolfgang Reitherman began developing the characters."
  • "But selecting a credible voice for a character wasn't as easy as simply casting the latest popular actor."
  • "While discussing voice casting with his team, Walt had an inspiration."
  • "Another inspiration came in the casting of King Louie."
  • "In this rare film footage shot during the recording session for I Wanna Be Like You, Louie Prima and his band display their trademark eccentricity. Director Woolie Reitherman recalled the spark of an idea."
  • "Inspired by Prima's band, the animators took over."
  • "The unconventional approach to voice casting continued with the villainous tiger, Shere Khan."
  • "The voice of Kaa was provided by veteran Disney voice actor Sterling Holloway, who had played Mr. Stork in Dumbo...the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland...and the beloved Winnie the Pooh."
  • "Filling out the voice cast were Sebastian Cabot as Bagheera...J. Pat O'Malley as Colonel Haithi...Verna Felton as Mrs. Haithi...and director Woolie Reitherman's son Bruce Reitherman was cast as the voice of Mowgli."
  • "Bringing friendship to the screen seemed natural for two of Walt's top animators and lifelong best friends, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston."
  • "When his team was stumped for an ending to the film, Walt again stepped in, suggesting the final sequence."
  • "Sadly, Walt Disney would not live to see this happy ending. He passed away shortly after making this final story suggestion."
  • "Disney executives took notice when The Jungle Book premiered and was an immediate blockbuster hit."
  • "Though it was the end of an era at the Disney studio, in many ways, it was a new beginning. Because of the success of The Jungle Book, the Disney studio began its first formal recruiting and training programs for a new generation of Disney animators, and a triumphant future lay ahead."

Justice League Promos

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) DVD Trailer

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Promos

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) TV Spot

Lost Promos

Machete (2010) Trailer

Machete Kills (2013) TV Spot

'The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh': The Story Behind the Masterpiece (2002 Documentary)

The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh The Story Behind The Masterpiece

The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh The Story Behind The Masterpiece

  • "When you think of the most popular character from literature for children, who do you think of? Here's a clue: He's a bear."
  • "The stories about Winnie the Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood have become beloved classics, translated into dozens of languages, and adored by children around the world. For them, he's the lovable, huggable friend who shares their innocence and endless curiosity. For adults, Pooh represents the most admirable traits of childhood, a perception of a world filled with simplicity and beauty, and the loyalty of a steadfast friendship."
  • "When Walt Disney began plans for an animated version of Winnie the Pooh in 1961, he realized that children in Britain and Europe were more familiar with these stories than children in America. If that was the case then, it is far from true today. Winnie the Pooh toys, games, and the cuddly stuffed animals are many a child's best friend. This is only appropriate since that is how Winnie the Pooh came to be."
  • "This stuffed bear was a gift to A. A. Milne's son Christopher Robin on his first birthday. Edwin Bear was renamed Winnie the Pooh, based on a Canadian black bear at the London Zoo named Winnipeg, and a swan named Pooh. Mr. Milne was a successful author and playwright, and the friendship between Christopher Robin and Pooh was the inspiration for a set of verses for children. These stories also featured other characters from Christopher Robin's nursery, including the timid Piglet, the ever-gloomy donkey named Eeyore, and the constantly bouncing tiger called Tigger."
  • "A frequent visitor to the Milne family's Sussex estate was English artist Ernest H. Shepard. His affectionate sketches of Christopher Robin and his menagerie of stuffed toys were the perfect complement for the classic A. A. Milne stories. In 1924, A. A. Milne's first verses were combined as a book, titled When We Were Very Young. It was an immediate success in Britain, and would be the first of Winnie-the-Pooh books that would be published over the next four years. The adventures in these stories started out as bedtime stories told to Christopher Robin, but soon they were being read to boys and girls everywhere. A continent away, Walt Disney was one of those parents who fondly recall sharing these stories with their children."
  • "Walt acquired the rights to the Winnie-the-Pooh books in 1961, and started plans for a musical animated feature-length film, to be produced and directed by Disney veteran Wolfgang Reitherman."
  • "The talented songwriting team of Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman are renowned for their songs for Mary Poppins in 1964 and The Jungle Book in 1967. Walt personally enlisted them to work their magic for Winnie the Pooh."
  • "For many thousands of people, the characters from the Winnie-the-Pooh stories were defined by Ernest Shepard's charming book illustrations. Walt realized the value of staying consistent with his audience's childhood memories of these tales, and insisted his artists adhere as much as possible to the original designs of the characters."
  • "To complement these characters, the overall art design for the film attempted to also keep the feel of Shepard's line-drawn backgrounds as well. Most of these chalk and watercolor concept pieces have never before been seen by the public."
  • "The story to be animated is broken down shot by shot in drawings called storyboards. These allowed the staff to study the flow of the story, and to see where problems might exist."
  • "Once the story and characters are approved and before the animation can begin, the dialogue is recorded. Casting the voices for this stuffed menagerie brought out many of Hollywood's most interesting voices."
  • "Actor Sterling Holloway, who had provided the voice for the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland, was cast as Winnie the Pooh."
  • "Howard Morris, who was a regular on TV's Your Show of Shows and played Ernest T. Bass on The Andy Griffith Show, provided the voice for Gopher."
  • "Jon Walmsley, who starred as Jason on The Waltons, was one of three actors who provided the voice for Christopher Robin."
  • "Sebastian Cabot, who was familiar to American TV audiences as Mr. French on A Family Affair, was cast as the narrator."
  • "Other voices included character actor John Fiedler as Piglet...and multi-talented Hal Smith, who played Otis on The Andy Griffith Show, provided the voice for Owl."
  • "After the dialogue was recorded, the animators could begin the task of bringing the characters to life. Once the pencil animation was approved, the drawings were traced onto clear celluloids and painted. These were photographed against the hand-painted backgrounds, one frame at the time, to create the final footage. Here is a reconstruction of Tigger's song, tracing the evolution from storyboard, through pencil animation, to the final color footage."
  • "Buddy Baker wrote, arranged and conducted the musical score to complement the songs written by the Sherman brothers. As with Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, Baker designed it so the different musical instruments represent each of the major characters."
  • "On February 4, 1966, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree was released theatrically. Shortly afterwards, Walt started production on the second featurette, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, but he did not live to see the fulfillment of his prophecy about the popularity of the Pooh characters."
  • "In keeping with Walt's original intention, the first three shorts were combined into a full-length feature in 1977."

Men in Black (1997) Video Promo

Monsters vs. Aliens Video Game Trailer

My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) Video Promo

National Endowment for the Humanities Sponsorship (1996)

  • "The National Endowment for the Humanities."

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) Trailer

  • "Benjamin Gates has spent a lifetime hunting treasures that had been lost in history. And if a secret from the past is uncovered, history will be rewritten."
  • "Now, his search to clear his family's name has uncovered a secret he never expected to find. Every clue leads one step closer...to unlocking the mystery the world isn't ready to believe."
  • "National Treasure: Book of Secrets."

The Number 23 (2007) TV Spot

Philadelphia (1993) Trailer

The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (2008) TV Spot

Poltergeist (2015) TV Spot

The Predator (2018) TV Spot

Race to Witch Mountain (2009) Trailer

Race to Witch Mountain (2009) Trailer -1 - Movieclips Classic Trailers

Race to Witch Mountain (2009) Trailer -1 - Movieclips Classic Trailers

  • "150 miles outside of Las Vegas...there is a place where unexplained phenomena occur. It is known as Witch Mountain."

Scary Movie 4 (2006) TV Spot

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) TV Spot

The Secret Saturdays Promos

Shrek Forever After (2010) TV Spot

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) Trailer

Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (2008) Trailer

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Promos

The Story Behind 'Fun and Fancy Free' (1997 Documentary)

  • "Leave your worries behind and join us for a special behind-the-scenes story of the making of Walt Disney's merry masterpiece, Fun and Fancy Free."
  • "Walt Disney's 1947 feature, Fun and Fancy Free is composed of multiple segments, a format called a package feature. The two stories, Mickey and the Beanstalk and Bongo, were originally developed as full-length feature films. Here's the behind-the-scenes story of how they were paired up to create a Fun and Fancy Free feature."
  • "To keep his successful film series going, Walt Disney was constantly on the lookout for stories to bring to the screen."
  • "Disney was certainly familiar with the classic fairy tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. He had used the well-known story as the basis for a 1922 silent cartoon produced by his Laugh-O-Gram film company in Kansas City. Unfortunately, no prints of this film are known to exist. In 1933, he revisited the tale in Giant Land, a short with Mickey Mouse assuming the role of Jack. In 1938, Walt pitted Mickey against the giant again, this time as The Brave Little Tailor."
  • "With his experience as an adversary to giants, Mickey was a natural for the lead in this giant new feature-length film. His co-stars would be Donald Duck and Goofy."
  • "Development of Mickey and the Beanstalk as a full-length feature began on May 2, 1940. During that year, Walt Disney and several of his key story men developed many of the ideas that would be contained in the finished film: The growth of the beanstalk while Mickey, Donald and Goofy are asleep, the gags at the Giant's dinner table, and the role of the singing harp."
  • "At the same meeting, the suggestion was also made to use Foulfellow and Gideon from Pinocchio as the phonies who swindle Mickey out of his cow. Since they don't appear in the final version, just who does Mickey trade his cow to in exchange for magic beans?"
  • "Here is the answer, in a never-before-seen sequence developed in 1940, but dropped when the story was tightened for Fun and Fancy Free."
  • "Archival evidence of the early development of the feature version of Mickey and the Beanstalk ends in the summer of 1941."
  • "At the same time, work on Bongo was begun. The story was written in 1934 for Cosmopolitan Magazine by novelist Sinclair Lewis. Bongo was an unusually light-hearted story to come from Lewis, who was the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature."
  • "Since Bongo was a circus bear, there were early story notes suggesting that Bongo might even be a follow-up to Dumbo, using the same circus settings and some of the supporting cast, including the gossipy elephants."
  • "Early story sketches show a character design for Bongo that differs radically from the final one. The female bear who catches Bongo's eye went through similar revisions, as well as a couple of name changes, from Suzie to Silver-ear to her final name, Lulubelle. Bongo's nemesis, Lumpjaw, was always a big hulking brute, but in some early designs, he wore street clothes. In these early sketches, a few extra characters were present. Bongo had a chimpanzee for a valet, first named Beverly, then Chimpy. In addition, Bongo and Chimpy had a series of comic encounters with a pair of mischievous country cousin bear cubs."
  • "A partially completed script of Bongo was delivered on Monday, December 8, 1941, the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Just as Bongo and Mickey and the Beanstalk were at the height of their development, the world changed."
  • "Walt looked back to Fantasia, and the idea of combining unrelated music and story segments into a feature-length film."
  • "In 1946, Make Mine Music was released. It consisted of several animated segments featuring popular music of that era, provided by Nelson Eddy, Dinah Shore, Benny Goodman, and The Andrews Sisters."
  • "With the end of the war, Walt revived Mickey and the Beanstalk for his first and most famous star, and decided to pair it with Bongo. The introduction of the lovable little circus bear would make Mickey's return to the silver screen an even more sensational event."
  • "Since his debut, Mickey Mouse's voice had been provided by his creator, Walt Disney."
  • "Here in a recently discovered rare film clip, Walt Disney performs as Mickey Mouse, with Billy Blecher in a recording session for Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip."
  • "Walt had recorded Mickey's voice for Mickey and the Beanstalk in the spring and summer of 1941. This film would be the last time that Walt would regularly provide Mickey's voice."
  • "Jiminy Cricket, the popular supporting character from Pinocchio, was recruited to set the light-hearted tone for Fun and Fancy Free."
  • "Giving voice to Jiminy was his original voice, Cliff Edwards."
  • "This spritely song I'm a Happy-Go-Lucky Fellow, which opens Fun and Fancy Free, had actually been written for, but dropped from Pinocchio nearly a decade earlier."
  • "What follows, presented publicly for the first time, is Billy Gilbert's original test recording for the role of Willie the Giant."
  • "A human host was chosen to tell the story of Mickey and the Beanstalk: Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen."
  • "Bergen and Walt Disney were longtime friends. Walt had even featured Bergen's Charlie McCarthy in several short cartoons. In 1950, Bergen would also be a guest on Disney's very first television program."
  • "Co-starring in the live action segments was child actor Luana Patten."
  • "Telling the story of Bongo was Dinah Shore."
  • "Fun and Fancy Free premiered on September 27, 1947. Package films like Fun and Fancy Free kept the Disney magic alive in the eyes of movie audiences. And with these films, the Disney studio built up its creative strength to produce a whole new series of feature animation successes."
  • "For war-weary audiences, Fun and Fancy Free was a refreshing tonic, a tuneful and carefree jaunt with friendly and familiar characters, under the guiding hand of favorite storyteller Walt Disney. The same holds true today... (Leonard Maltin: To just an entertaining film that's really well done.)"

The Story Behind 'Toy Story' (1999 Documentary)

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009) TV Spot

Tangled (2010) TV Spots

Toy Story and Toy Story 2 (2009) TV Spots

Transformers: Animated Promos

Trust Promos

Underdog (2007) TV Spot

The Wild (2006) TV Spot

You Can Fly! - The Making of 'Peter Pan' (1998 Documentary)

  • "Fly away with us, second star to the right and straight on till morning, and discover the behind-the-scenes story of how the timeless tale of Peter Pan was transformed into a soaring Disney classic."
  • "The story of Peter Pan began its life on the London stage in 1904. It was written by Scottish novelist and playwright James Matthew Barrie."
  • "In 1913, a touring company of Peter Pan was seen by this youngster in the small town of Marceline, Missouri. The boy was Walt Disney. He never forgot this epic of boyhood and its unique combination of fantasy and swashbuckling adventure. In 1924, Walt also saw a silent film version of Peter Pan, starring Betty Bronson as Peter. The film contained many innovations, such as a live actress playing Tinker Bell, and special effects that were the state of the art for their day. The silent film, however, adhered to many of the conventions of the stage version of Peter Pan, including the stars rather obviously flying on wires, a performer in a dog suit as Nana, and a costumed actor as the crocodile."
  • "Walt Disney's efforts to make Peter Pan as an animated feature actually began in the late 1930s, during the production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, in an era when Disney's filmmaking imagination was at its peak."
  • "Walt Disney himself noted, 'The cartoon method gave us many advantages over the stage craft of Barrie's day, which no amount of pixie dust could cure.'"
  • "In 1939, Disney acquired the screen rights, and by early 1940, storyboards were begun. These never-before-seen watercolor illustrations by renowned British artist David Hall were part of Disney's initial work. Hall had also done extensive visual development of Alice in Wonderland for Disney in 1938."
  • "In this early version of the story, Nana traveled with Peter and the children to Neverland, as seen in these rare original story sketches."
  • "Much of the art created at this time was also darker than the original play, and far more sinister than a typical Disney effort."
  • "Another part of this early work was an elaborate musical number for Captain Hook's pirate crew, which was ultimately replaced by a different song, The Elegant Captain Hook. An attempt to persuade the Lost Boys to join the pirates' reigns, this earlier song, written by studio music director Frank Churchill along with Ray Kelly, is reconstructed here, using a rare song demo recording coupled with never-before-seen storyboard drawings of the original sequence."
  • "By 1941, a basic story structure was completed. However, the onset of World War II stopped the development. After the war, Walt Disney brought Peter Pan back into development. Progress continued throughout the 1940s, including extensive concept art by renowned color stylist Mary Blair."
  • "Walt assigned the character of Peter Pan to animator Milt Kahl."
  • "Young Bobby Driscoll was assigned to the role of Peter."
  • "Driscoll had debuted in Song of the South, after which Disney cast him in several projects, including So Dear to My Heart, and as Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island."
  • "Walt also didn't have to look far for the voice of Wendy. He found what he called 'the gentle and gracefully feminine voice', in the same actress who had played Alice in Wonderland: Kathryn Beaumont."
  • "Hans Conried, seen here as the face in the Magic Mirror, was cast in the tradition of the stage play as both Captain Hook...and Mr. Darling."
  • "To bring the villainous Captain Hook to animated life, Walt assigned veteran animator Frank Thomas."
  • "Walt knew that for his version of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell would have to be developed as a fully realized character. From the late 1930s on, character sketches traced Tinker Bell's development, and each reveals the then-current conception of feminine beauty."
  • "The use of Margaret Kerry as a live model for Tinker Bell was only part of the considerable reference used by Disney animators to bring Peter Pan to the screen."
  • "After nearly two decades of work, dozens of story treatments and thousands of drawings, Walt Disney's Peter Pan was finally finished. It was first released on February 3, 1953, and was an immediate audience favorite. It has remained one of Disney's greatest animated achievements, and a beloved classic."
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