Tuesday, October 12, 2010

On My Watch List....Disney Documentaries

I don't have oodles of time to watch movies and TV.  When I watch TV it is typically a children's program with the kiddos which is fine but occasionally, I DO like to watch something more adult like!  Next time I make a date with the TV I know just what I want to watch....something from Disney.  No, no, no...not Snow White or Beauty and the Beast (which I love). I will share those with the kids!  Nope, something more behind the scenes.  Check these out...
Far from a fairytale, Waking Sleeping Beauty is an unprecedented eye-opening look at the conflict, drama and tension that ushered in the second chapter of Disney’s animation legacy – a decade of unparalleled creativity that included The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King, told by the people who were actually there.

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story is an intimate journey through the lives of Robert and Richard Sherman, the astoundingly prolific Academy Award®-winning songwriting team. While their songs – “A Spoonful Of Sugar (Mary Poppins)” and “I Want To Be Like You (Jungle Book),” to name a few – celebrated family entertainment and happy endings, their life together was not as harmonious. Go behind the scenes, including interviews with Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Roy E. Disney and many more, for a fascinating glimpse into how Walt Disney used the language of music to bring the brothers together, creating a cinematic legacy like no other.

When the U.S. Government asked Disney to be a cultural ambassador to South America, the stage was set for Walt’s very own real-life adventure. With a group of handpicked artists, later called “El Grupo,” Disney’s WWII road trip achieved the impossible – goodwill – and in the process paved the way for two classic Disney films, Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros. Brought to life through rare footage and enriched with never-before-seen bonus features, Walt & El Grupo is a story of inspiration, joy and hope you won’t soon forget.

How great do these look??  I just think it is so interesting to get a peek into the back story of all these fabulous movies.  So, one of these nights, I am going to pop in The Lion King for me and the kids and then, after I tuck them in for the night, I will pop in The Boys to find out what happened behind the scenes!  You can buy these movies separately or as a three disc set.  If you buy the set you receive three free 8x10 lithographs if you order by November 29th.  Get your copies here today.

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