Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7 Comments
In between my podcasts, head on over to Old Radio Fun where their current project’s goal “is to bring all Disney related Historic Audio Broadcasts to the masses.” Definitely animation related, with old audio for The Song of the South, Snow White, and Pinnocchio.
Original link from BoingBoing.
When I started working on the Walt’s People book series two years ago, I thought that Disney history was virtually dead. The future of The E-Ticket magazine was uncertain and Persistence of Vision had not been published for years. Not much was left.
I am so glad I was wrong: what you are doing with Animation Podcast is better than anything I could have dreamed for. I am hooked, uterly, totally hooked.
Thanks for this marvelous job Klay !
Just to clarify, these “Old Radio Fun” audio files are someone else’s project, but I’m glad to point you guys in their direction.
Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm Didier. Now that you’re hooked, I should start charging a fee, right? I’m only kidding. Come back any time.
I recall that my introduction to Disney animation was the recorded sountracks they released for kids. It was years before VCRs, so it was rare to see a movie in the theatre (Robin Hood was the first one I saw… it seemed that for every animation there were ten Kurt Russel or Jodie Foster films). However, I knew all the voices and songs. It’s funny, though… I was unprepared for how amazing the actual cartoons were (and are). I still haven’t seen most of them on the big screen, alas.
Kiddie Records (http://www.kiddierecords.com/) also hopes to preserve old 78s and 45s, for future generations.
There are a bunch of stories and songs from the golden age of children’s records, a period which ran from the mid 1940s into the early 1950s. I definitely remember listening to some of these when I was growing up. Classic performances from some of that generation’s greats, including Mel Blanc and Uncle Remus.
Looks like this “Robin Hood” movie would be a great movie to watch just like the movie about King Arthur.”`~
Actually, I think the Disney re-releases of the animated films were once every 5 years, overlapping, so at some point in your childhood (if you’re middle-aged) the various animated classics should have come around to your local theatre, more than once. One of my earliest recalled theatre visits was for the initial release of The Jungle Book.
It is true that there was a glut of the live-action films that were new at the time. Many were pretty mediocre, too. Oh, and that link no longer works.
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