Author: Daniel Alpine

April Showers: Bambi 80th Anniversary

In 1923, author Felix Salten would publish his book, Bambi. Little did he know that 19 years after its publishing, it would be adapted into an excellent animated film about life, struggle, death, and rebirth. ...

The Rescuers

The Journey: The Rescuers 45th Anniversary

In 1962, two children’s books by Margery Sharp called The Rescuers and Miss Bianca caught Walt Disney’s attention. For the next few years, Walt tried to adapt them into an animated film. Unfortunately, it was initially...

Disney has a variety of fun summer movies

Hawaiin Rollercoaster Ride: Lilo & Stitch at 20

The year is 2002. While the animated films released after Tarzan proved to be small successes, Disney was in need of an actual successful film. Little did they know that a simple project being made...

Newsies

Carrying the Banner: A Newsies Celebration

In 1991, cameras started to roll on a new Disney movie called Newsies. Little did any know that this simple project would eventually reach such new heights that Disney decided to take another step with...

Beauty and the Beast

Something There: Beauty and the Beast at 30

Once upon a time, in the year 1987, Disney was in production of their big animated project, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Then chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg and vice president Peter Schneider asked the associate producer of...