Category Archives: Animated

Fantasia

Fantasia (1940) The world’s top conductor Leopold Stokowski was a bit of a rock star, associated with dating Greta Garbo and jetsetting around the world. Walt Disney pioneered family entertainment with the risky, but wildly successful Snow White. The two couldn’t have been more opposite, […]

Rock & Rule

Rock & Rule (1983) director Clive A. Smith music Deborah Harry, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Cheap Trick, Earth Wind and Fire starring (voice) Catherine O’Hara Ever get a song stuck in your head? When Debbie Harry supplied her talents for the underwhelming animated musical Rock […]

Xanadu

Xanadu (1980) Although it’s often compared with Down to Earth, the 1947 musical about a meddling muse starring Rita Hayworth, Xanadu exists firmly in it’s own girly space-time continuum. An era of blousy peasant skirts slit to the waist, rollerskates, leg warmers, and hair ribbons. […]