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Catching Up With Two Disney Legends

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 12, 2013 2:59 PM
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Yours truly plays m.c. for songwriter Richard Sherman and actor Jason Schwartzman, who plays him in Disney’s "Saving Mr. Banks." (Photo Courtesy of AFI) With the impending release of "Saving Mr. Banks" and the recent stage production of "The Jungle Book," Sherman has been busier than the Energizer Bunny.

New And Notable Film Books

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 27, 2012 2:04 AM
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Books continue coming in at a faster pace than I can possibly keep up with and it’s been a while since I did a survey. Here are some of the recent titles that pique my interest. Remember, these are not critiques, but descriptions based on a quick once-over. I hope to print full-fledged reviews, on a few more, in the weeks ahead.

Disneyana On A Presidential Scale

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 9, 2012 4:23 PM
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I was lucky enough to attend the grand opening of the new Disney exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library last week in Simi Valley, California, and I urge every diehard Disney fan to make a pilgrimage there between now and next April. There are more than 500 artifacts on display in the 12,000 square-foot presentation, making it the largest exhibit ever curated by the Walt Disney Archives. (Equally impressive is the fact that the whole project was conceived and executed in six months’ time.)

Catching Up

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 22, 2011 4:35 AM
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My Houston-based colleague, film critic, teacher and author Joe Leydon, has just turned 59, and feels that with a milestone year in front of him, it’s high time he caught up with famous films he’s never seen. We all have such a list, though some of us are more reluctant to admit it than others. Joe has not only decided to go public, but to publish a weekly diary of his observations. If you don’t read his reviews in Variety, or any number of other outlets, this may be a nice way to catch up with a good writer and lifelong film buff.

book review: A Disney Book You Don't Know About...And Others You Should

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 21, 2011 4:35 AM
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The Sign Of The Z — On DVD

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 21, 2009 5:41 AM
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Digging Into Disney

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 30, 2009 9:29 AM
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