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A Spoonful of Sugar

by Laura Leon January 2, 2014

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  Most people of a certain age recall their first time seeing Mary Poppins, the Disney confection about a brisk and no-nonsense nanny who tightens up the Banks family ship before departing on a favorable wind ...

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Bargain Bin

by Shawn Stone October 25, 2012

  There’s only one DVD in this edition, but it’s a terrific find: Walt Disney’s 1944 love letter to South America, The Three Caballeros. As the fun begins, it’s Donald Duck’s birthday. The irascible quacker receives a ...

A Boy and His Dead Dog

by Laura Leon October 10, 2012

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  The dark at the top of the attic stairs. The deceptively quiet emptiness of a school hallway at night. A cemetery during a midnight storm. Such are just a few of the horror-movie conceits filmmaker ...

Mary Poppins

by The Staff September 26, 2012

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  Mary Poppins was one of the great triumphs of the last years of Walt Disney’s career; after the Broadway success of The Lion King, it was only a matter of time before P.L. Travers’ beloved, ...

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