The recent announcement that WALL-E will be the first partnership between Disney and the Criterion Collection with a Pixar movie being the first title in this hopefully fruitful association. Many people have wondered what more the corporation, which strives to release the best copies of movies on home video, may have in store. The best Disney-owned films, according to Collider, are listed below, that should be on the Criterion Channel.
1. Bambi (1942)
Director(s)- Clyde Geronimi, Samuel Armstrong, David Hand & more
Along with his new companions, a rabbit named Thumper and a skunk named Flower, a young deer by the name of Bambi explores the woodland where he lives. When he was a child, he gets a lesson from his adoring mother and his father, The Great Prince of the Forest, that there are hazards in the wide meadows where hunters can detect the animals. He also meets a stunning young doe named Faline. As Bambi matures, he discovers that in his forest home and on the road to adulthood, there is tragedy in addition to beauty and joy.
2. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Director(s)- Wolfgang Reitherman, Eric Larson, Clyde Geronimi, Les Clark
Everyone comes together to celebrate the birth of the lovely Princess Aurora, who will inherit the throne. Everything is great until Maleficent, the evil fairy, makes an unwelcome appearance. Maleficent curses the young princess and tells her she will perish by pricking her finger on a spinning wheel’s spindle before dusk on her sixteenth birthday. The enchantment is fortunately gets change by one of the good fairies, Merryweather. All so that Aurora will instead experience a deep sleep from which she can only be awaken by the kiss of true love. The day has come at last.
3. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
Director- F.W. Murnau
After beginning an affair with a city woman who was on vacation, a farmer with a lovely wife and a small child goes into a downward spiral. She wants to accompany him back to the city, but when he brings up his wife, she recommends drowning her. The farmer reluctantly accepts and leaves that evening for the city in his boat with his wife. When the moment comes, he is unable to carry it through. However, his wife gets frighten to death. He begs his wife forgiving him as they arrive in the city and witness a young couple getting married. She agrees, and they spend a beautiful day together doing exciting things like getting their picture taken, going to a fair, and dancing. They get into a huge storm while they are returning in their boat in the late evening, which puts their lives in a jeopardy.
4. Fantasia (1940)
Director(s)- James Algar, Wilfred Jackson, Ben Sharpsteen & more
Disney-Owned film animators put visuals to Western classical music while Leopold Stokowski directs the Philadelphia Orchestra. Mickey Mouse portrays an aspiring magician who goes beyond his bounds in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” The evolution of life, from single-celled organisms to the extinction of the dinosaurs, is the subject of the novel “The Rite of Spring.” Ostriches, hippos, elephants, and alligators perform a comedic dance called “Dance of the Hours” on stage. The beginning of a new day interrupts a demonic celebration in “Night on Bald Mountain” and “Ave Maria,” pitting the forces of light and dark against one another.
5. Star Wars: Original Trilogy (1977, 1980, 1983)
Director(s)- George Lucas (IV), Irvin Kershner (V), Richard Marquand (VI)
The first film in the Star Wars story to be created was the original trilogy. These were the films that were made between 1977 and 1983. They mostly concentrate on Luke Skywalker’s ambition to become a Jedi and his struggle against Sith Lord Darth Vader and his master Darth Sidious, as well as the Rebel Alliance’s efforts to rescue the galaxy from the control of the Galactic Empire.
6. The Abyss (1989)
Director- James Cameron
According to the US government, the Russians are to blame whenever an American nuclear submarine goes down. They hire a group of workers from an underwater drilling station to assist in finding the crash site for the Navy SEALS who have been sent on deployment. There is more conflict between the two teams as they approach their destination. The SEALS become sceptical and begin to believe a Russian mini-sub when some workers claim to have seen UFOs underwater. The employees discover that they are the only ones capable of preventing World War III after a string of nearly catastrophic mishaps. However, they are not the only residents of the depths, and odd events are taking place above the surface.
7. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Director- John Ford
The Joad family, which the world first met in John Steinbeck’s classic book, is emigrating to California in search of a better life. The family, lead by newly-pardoned son Tom, picks up a truck and moves to the West after the bank seizes their drought-stricken farm. The Joads encounter numerous other families travelling the same route and clinging to the same dream while facing obstacles along the way. But the Joads quickly come to the realisation that California isn’t nearly the promising land they had envisioned.
8. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Director- Jim Sharman
The romantic couple Brad and Janet stumble onto the sinister home of transvestite scientist Dr. Frank-n-Furter while stranded with a flat tyre in a storm. Brad and Janet encounter a houseful of strange individuals, including a rocking biker and a spooky butler, as their innocence gets shatter. The latest invention of Frank-n-Furter, a strong man named “Rocky,” gets unveil through elaborate dances and rock tunes.
9. The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
Director- Robert Wise
The Earth of 1950 gets orbit by a flying saucer. It lands on the Mall in Washington, DC. A jittery soldier shoots the sole occupant when they step outside. He gets save by Gort, a huge and extremely powerful robot who can melt tanks with the little fraction of his might. In order to learn more about this world, the injured alien even moves in as a boarder with an Earth family. The alien commands Gort to stop his rampage and is then brought to a hospital. When they start to question him, he comes clean. Also, lets them know that Gort is a member of a species of super-robot enforcers creates to maintain galactic peace who, if angered, will destroy Earth.