December 24, 2021 Podcast

Welcome to the 78th episode of the Movies Past and Present podcast. And Merry Christmas Eve to you and yours!

TCM Big Screen Classics Series for 2022

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has announced the lineup of films for their 2022 Big Screen Classics series. This is a great opportunity to see classic movies in an actual theater along with some great context from a TCM host (typically TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz).

Here’s the list of films. For more info, visit

TCM Classic Film Festival 2022

The TCM Classic Film Festival is back again for 2022! The festival will take place April 21-24, 2022 in Hollywood, California. Select passes are still available online. For more information, visit

A Tribute to Walt Disney Animation Studios

Walt Disney Animation Studios recently released their 60th animated motion picture, Encanto. The film has been playing exclusively in theaters and will make its debut on the Disney+ streaming service today (December 24). Make sure to check it out!

A complete list of Disney Animation’s 60 films in chronological order is here.

To commemorate this wonderful milestone, here’s my ranking of all 60 films (solely based on personal taste and preference, not necessarily respecting the overall quality or historical significance of the film).

  1. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  2. The Jungle Book (1967)
  3. Cinderella (1950)
  4. Peter Pan (1953)
  5. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  6. Aladdin (1992)
  7. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  8. 101 Dalmatians (1961)
  9. The Rescuers (1977)
  10. Tangled (2010)
  11. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
  12. The Little Mermaid (1989)
  13. Dumbo (1941)
  14. Bambi (1942)
  15. Mulan (1998)
  16. Zootopia (2016)
  17. Big Hero 6 (2014)
  18. Frozen (2013)
  19. Fantasia (1940)
  20. Tarzan (1999)
  21. The Lion King (1994)
  22. Pinocchio (1940)
  23. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
  24. Frozen 2 (2019)
  25. Moana (2016)
  26. Encanto (2021)
  27. Robin Hood (1973)
  28. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
  29. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
  30. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
  31. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
  32. Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
  33. Saludos Amigos (1943)
  34. Hercules (1997)
  35. Fantasia 2000 (2000)
  36. Pocahontas (1995)
  37. Oliver and Company (1988)
  38. Bolt (2008)
  39. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
  40. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
  41. Treasure Planet (2002)
  42. The Aristocats (1970)
  43. Winnie the Pooh (2011)
  44. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  45. Meet the Robinsons (2007)
  46. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
  47. The Sword in the Stone (1963)
  48. Make Mine Music (1946)
  49. Melody Time (1948)
  50. Fun and Fancy Free (1947)
  51. The Three Caballeros (1945)
  52. Lilo and Stitch (2002)
  53. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
  54. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
  55. The Fox and the Hound (1981)
  56. Brother Bear (2003)
  57. Chicken Little (2005)
  58. Home on the Range (2004)
  59. Dinosaur (2000)
  60. The Black Cauldron (1985)

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Dates Announced for the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival

We at the Movies Past and Present blog are huge fans of the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) network. Not only does TCM curate wonderful classic film programming 24/7 on their cable network, TCM also puts on one of the best classic movie festivals in the country with their annual TCM Classic Film Festival. Both the network and festival are celebrating major milestones in 2019—TCM turns 25 and the TCM Classic Film Festival turns 10. 

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The 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival will be held on April 11-14, 2019 in Hollywood, California. The theme for this year’s film festival is “Follow Your Heart: Love at the Movies.” Tickets will go on sale in November 2018 (specific date TBA). Here’s an official statement from the TCM Classic Film Festival website:

“Whether it’s in the afternoon, at first sight or in the air, the TCM Classic Film Festival will celebrate love in all of its forms. As we come together for the 10th Annual Festival, and the 25th anniversary of TCM, there will be many-splendored moments to revel in romance and obsessions, delight in faithful friendships and surrender to the enduring allure of the silver screen with fellow classic movie lovers.”

We can’t wait! For all of the latest information on the upcoming TCM Classic Film Festival, visit See you in Hollywood in April 2019!