Category Archives: Reviews

Book Review: Mr. Laurel & Mr. Hardy

Publisher: New American Library Year: 1968 Pages: 176 Type: Softcover ISBN: N/A “For Stan – The onlie begetter.” – Shakespeare (in part) There have been countless comedy teams since the days of Vaudeville brought slapstick humor to the masses. Some teams added members to become … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The 1924 Silent Film Peter Pan

In 1924, a 23-year old Walt Disney was captivated by a silent film entitled Peter Pan. It was an adaption of a stage play written by the original author of the story, Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. It would … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rescuers – A Fantasy

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Year: 1959 Pages: 150 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 59-6477 (First Edition) “I was thinking,” added Madam Chairwoman, “of Miss Bianca.” This action-adventure story is about three courageous mice each from a different background who go on a quest to rescue a … Continue reading

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Live-Action JUNGLE CRUISE Movie Review and Funko POP! Figurine

Can you smell what Dwayne Johnson is starring in now? Probably, because it takes place in the deep jungle, and they don’t have indoor plumbing there… so, no showers. Just a thousand mile long bath. It’s the river. Just the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Celebrated Cases of Dick Tracy

Publisher: The Wellfleet Press Year: 1990 Pages: 291  Type: Hardcover ISBN: 1-55521-620-X “Little crimes lead to big crimes.” – Dick Tracy This is an interesting collection of some of the ‘cases’, or strips, of Dick Tracy. But before you get to them, you are … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Illustrated Treasury of Disney Songs

Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corp. Year: 1993 Pages: 254 (288 in 7th Edition) Type: Hardcover ISBN: 1-56282-743-X “Disney songs (are) eminently hummable and totally unforgettable.” A book must be good when it’s available in 7 printings (as of 2018)! You can pick up a copy … Continue reading

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Places: PRIMITIVE DESIGNS in Port Hope, ON

The United States has Roadside Attractions pretty much on every street corner. At least, that’s the way it seems. And we all love those kitschy tourist traps! But it’s especially engaging when the proprietors mix in DIY and art installments … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kids Say the Darndest Things!

Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc. Year: 1957 Pages: 194 Type: Hardcover ISBN: Book Club Edition “If I was an elefunk, I’d be a fireman, ’cause then I could squirt fires out with my nose.” And there’s more where that piece of logic came from! Yes, it’s … Continue reading

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Walt Disney Animation Studios SHORT CIRCUIT Season 2 Review

This a NON-SPOILER article. I watched Season One of this series and was underwhelmed. I felt the emphasis for the majority of the Shorts was not placed enough on the story, creating confusing or directionless efforts. The overall impact of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Disney in Clay – The Art of Brenda White

Publisher: Brenda White / The J. S. McCarthy Company Year: 1994 Pages: 250 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 0-9642931-1-0 “Quality and not quantity will prevail.” – Brenda White Are you the kind of person who reads a book for the pictures? Well then, this book is for … Continue reading

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