The Little Mermaid (1989) – Ron Clements and John Musker

Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale gets the Disney makeover in this the first recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of The Lion King. While Lion King is undeniably more popular, The Little Mermaid was the film that more or less launched the Disney renaissance. Prior to…

Batman: The Animated Series (1994) – Sideshow, Avatar and Trial

  Killer Croc (Aron Kincaid) is the center of the first episode this week, in Sideshow. This one had an original airdate of 3 May, 1994, and saw Croc escaping from a prison train, and finds solace and refuge with a retired¬†circus show that takes pity on him.¬†Amongst the sideshow carnival is May and June,…

Young Frankenstein (1974) – Mel Brooks

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles book has been very enjoyable so far, and I’m still at the beginning of the massive tome! It was with great joy that I settled in to watch Mel Brook’s homage and send-up of the Universal Frankenstein films. Gene Wilder headlines a laugh-infused cast, that is just a joy to watch,…

What’s Up, Doc? (1972) – Peter Bogdanovich

The next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for Some Like It Hot is this zany madcap comedy set in San Francisco and starring Barbara Streisand and Ryan O’Neal. Hanging the slightest of story threads on the concept of four identical overnight bags, and four adjoining hotel rooms, this one…