February 8, 2023 Podcast

Welcome to episode 97 of the Movies Past and Present podcast.

In this episode, my good friends Mitch and Lilly from ImagineeringDisney.com join me for a discussion of Walt Disney’s classic musical Mary Poppins (1964).

This film and podcast are part of my “Disney 100” movie watching project which celebrates 100 years of The Walt Disney Company. Here’s a list of the 100 Disney films I’m watching in 2023 (list on Letterboxd.com).

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February 3, 2023 Podcast

Welcome to episode 96 of the Movies Past and Present podcast.

New in Theaters

Opening in U.S. theaters today, February 3:

Classic Cinema Corner

2022 Movie Watching Project

100 Movies from 20th Century Fox (My curated list on Letterboxd)

10 20th Century Fox favorites from the year:

  1. Down Argentine Way (1940)
  2. Laura (1944)
  3. The Razor’s Edge (1946)
  4. All About Eve (1950)
  5. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
  6. The Longest Day (1962)
  7. The Sound of Music (1965)
  8. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  9. Star Wars (1977)
  10. 9 to 5 (1980)

2023 Movie Watching Project

100 Movies from The Walt Disney Company (My curated list on Letterboxd)

Thanks for Tuning In!

Subscribe to the Movies Past and Present podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, and Stitcher. I hope that watching some great movies will bring you peace and comfort this week. Thanks for listening, be safe out there, and dedicate yourself to the truth.

2023 Movie Watching Project

For my movie watching project this year, I’ve decided to watch 100 films from The Walt Disney Studios in honor of the 100th anniversary of the formation of the The Walt Disney Company.

©️ The Walt Disney Company

I curated a list of 100 of my favorite feature films from the multiple studios and distribution arms of the company, including animated features from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios and live action films from Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm.

The list is still a bit of a work-in-progress. The most up-to-date list is on my Letterboxd page. Here’s the list as it currently stands (in chronological order):

  1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 1937)
  2. Pinocchio (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 1940)
  3. Fantasia (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 1940)
  4. The Reluctant Dragon (Walt Disney Pictures, 1941)
  5. Bambi (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 1942)
  6. Saludos Amigos (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 1942)
  7. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 1949)
  8. Cinderella (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 1950)
  9. Treasure Island (Walt Disney Pictures, 1950)
  10. Peter Pan (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 1953)
  11. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Walt Disney Pictures, 1954)
  12. Lady and the Tramp (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 1955)
  13. Sleeping Beauty (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 1959)
  14. The Shaggy Dog (Walt Disney Pictures, 1959)
  15. Swiss Family Robinson (Walt Disney Pictures, 1960)
  16. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 1961)
  17. The Absent-Minded Professor (Walt Disney Pictures, 1961)
  18. The Parent Trap (Walt Disney Pictures, 1961)
  19. Mary Poppins (Walt Disney Pictures, 1964)
  20. The Monkey’s Uncle (Walt Disney Pictures, 1965)
  21. That Darn Cat (Walt Disney Pictures, 1965)
  22. The Jungle Book (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 1967)
  23. Blackbeard’s Ghost (Walt Disney Pictures, 1968)
  24. The Love Bug (Walt Disney Pictures, 1968)
  25. The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (Walt Disney Pictures,1969)
  26. The Aristocats (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 1970)
  27. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (Walt Disney Pictures, 1971)
  28. Now You See Him, Now You Don’t (Walt Disney Pictures, 1972)
  29. The World’s Greatest Athlete (Walt Disney Pictures,1973)
  30. Charley and the Angel (Walt Disney Pictures, 1973)
  31. Robin Hood (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 1973)
  32. The Island at the Top of the World (Walt Disney Pictures, 1974)
  33. Escape to Witch Mountain (Walt Disney Pictures, 1975)
  34. No Deposit, No Return (Walt Disney Pictures, 1976)
  35. Gus (Walt Disney Pictures, 1976)
  36. Freaky Friday (Walt Disney Pictures, 1976)
  37. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 1977)
  38. The Rescuers (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 1977)
  39. Pete’s Dragon (Walt Disney Pictures, 1977)
  40. Candleshoe (Walt Disney Pictures, 1977)
  41. The North Avenue Irregulars (Walt Disney Pictures, 1979)
  42. The Black Hole (Walt Disney Pictures, 1979)
  43. The Devil and Max Devlin (Walt Disney Pictures, 1981)
  44. Tron (Walt Disney Pictures, 1982)
  45. Never Cry Wolf (Walt Disney Pictures, 1983)
  46. Splash (Touchstone Pictures, 1984)
  47. Ruthless People (Touchstone Pictures, 1986)
  48. Three Men and a Baby (Touchstone Pictures, 1987)
  49. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Touchstone Pictures, 1988)
  50. Dead Poets Society (Touchstone Pictures, 1989)
  51. Gross Anatomy (Walt Disney Pictures, 1989)
  52. The Little Mermaid (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 1989)
  53. Pretty Woman (Touchstone Pictures, 1990)
  54. Dick Tracy (Touchstone Pictures, 1990)
  55. The Rescuers Down Under (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 1990)
  56. What About Bob? (Touchstone Pictures, 1991)
  57. The Rocketeer (Walt Disney Pictures, 1991)
  58. Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 1991)
  59. Father of the Bride (Touchstone Pictures, 1991)
  60. Newsies (Walt Disney Pictures, 1992)
  61. Sister Act (Touchstone Pictures, 1992)
  62. The Mighty Ducks (Walt Disney Pictures, 1992)
  63. Aladdin (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 1992)
  64. Cool Runnings (Walt Disney Pictures, 1993)
  65. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Walt Disney Pictures, 1993)
  66. The Lion King (Walt Disney Animation Studios,1994)
  67. Ed Wood (Touchstone Pictures, 1994)
  68. While You Were Sleeping (Hollywood Pictures, 1995)
  69. Toy Story (Pixar Animation Studios, 1995)
  70. Hercules (Walt Disney Animation Studios,1997)
  71. Mulan (Walt Disney Animation Studios,1998)
  72. Rushmore (Touchstone Pictures, 1998)
  73. Tarzan (Walt Disney Animation Studios,1999)
  74. The Sixth Sense (Hollywood Pictures, 1999)
  75. Remember the Titans (Walt Disney Pictures, 2000)
  76. The Emperor’s New Groove (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 2000)
  77. The Princess Diaries (Walt Disney Pictures, 2001)
  78. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Walt Disney Pictures, 2003)
  79. The Incredibles (Pixar Animation Studios, 2004)
  80. Cars (Pixar Animation Studios, 2006)
  81. Ratatouille (Pixar Animation Studios, 2007)
  82. Wall-E (Pixar Animation Studios, 2008)
  83. Up (Pixar Animation Studios, 2009)
  84. Tangled (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 2010)
  85. Saving Mr. Banks (Walt Disney Pictures, 2013)
  86. Frozen (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 2013)
  87. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Marvel Studios, 2014)
  88. Big Hero 6 (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 2014)
  89. Inside Out (Pixar Animation Studios, 2015)
  90. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Lucasfilm, 2015)
  91. Zootopia (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 2016)
  92. Moana (Walt Disney Animation Studios, v2016)
  93. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Lucasfilm, 2016)
  94. Black Panther (Marvel Studios, 2018)
  95. Avengers: Infinity War (Marvel Studios, 2018)
  96. Avengers: Endgame (Marvel Studios, 2019)
  97. Hamilton (Walt Disney Pictures, 2020)
  98. Luca (Pixar Animation Studios, 2021)
  99. Encanto (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 2021)
  100. Wish (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 2023)

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