Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

It’s the Bellringer from Notre Dame! Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise directed this Disney animated film based on Victor Hugo’s 1831 book of the same name (which, coincidentally I have decided to reread as an adult.) The film tells the story of the hunchback Quasimodo (Tom Hulse) who lives in Notre Dame Cathedral in the… Continue reading Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

Aladdin (1992) and Aladdin at the West End (2017)

‘Genie, you’re free’ Disney’s 31st animated Disney film directed by John Musker and Ron Clements tells the story of street urchin Aladdin (Scott Weineger) who has been sought after by the Sultan’s Vizier Jafar (Jonothan Freeman) to seek out a magic lamp in the cave of Wonders. Aladdin is often in trouble and meets the… Continue reading Aladdin (1992) and Aladdin at the West End (2017)

The Fox and the Hound (1981)

‘Copper, you’re my very best friend’ ‘And you’re mine too Tod’ We’ll always be best friends forever, won’t we? ‘Yeah, forever’ Ted Berman directed this Disney film about  orphaned fox Tod (Mickey Rooney) and a hound dog named Copper (Kurt Russell) who become unlikely friends but are separated by the social pressures around them. I… Continue reading The Fox and the Hound (1981)