Oswald Historian Lauds Debut of Lost Short Hungry Hoboes

Thanks to the discovery of the lost Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short Hungry Hoboes in a private London vault in 2011 and its subsequent digital restoration, fans are finally getting a chance to see the silent animated classic for the first time. Originally released in 1928, Hungry Hoboes is No. 20 of 26 Oswald shorts …

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One Hundred and One Dalmatians: Did You Know?

By Charles Solomon January 25 marks the 55th anniversary of the premiere of One Hundred and One Dalmatians. The first animated feature to earn more than $10 million on its initial release, Dalmatians has remained a favorite with audiences, critics, and artists since 1961. Disney Legend/animator Andreas Deja summed up the film’s appeal: “It’s the …

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Five Famed Flicks: Disney Films Released in January

It’s the middle of January, a month named after Janus—the Roman god of beginnings and transitions. It’s a time to reflect on the previous year, and to daydream about the fun yet to come in 2016. These particular 31 days got us to thinking: How has Disney kicked off the new year, cinematically speaking, throughout …

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