EFC II #75 – Dumbo (1941)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#75 – Dumbo (1941)
Dir. Ben Sharpsteen
Starring: Edward Brophy, Herman Bing, Margaret Wright, Sterling Holloway, Verna Felton, Cliff Edwards

The seventy-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the film that turned everything around for Walt Disney in the 40s, the simple yet spirited tale of a young circus elephant outcast by his abnormally large ears, Dumbo.

Recorded in September 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Musical Score (Frank Churchill, Oliver Wallace)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, because it’s a Disney film.

Luke: Yes, it’s really grown on me, and is a wonderful film full of heart and spirit.

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EFC II #63 – The Jungle Book (1967)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#63 – The Jungle Book (1967)
Dir. Wolfgang Reitherman
Starring: Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, George Sanders, Sterling Holloway, J. Pat O’Malley, Bruce Reitherman, Verna Felton, Clint Howard, Chad Stuart, Lord Tim Hudson, John Abbott, Ben Wright, Darleen Carr

The sixty-third installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the last Disney animated classic produced under Walt Disney himself before his passing, The Jungle Book.

Recorded in September 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, it’s a Disney classic so I have to say yes.

Luke: No, I really enjoy it, maybe even a little part of me loves it, but it’s not a must watch film.

EFC II #60 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#60 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Dir. David Hand
Starring: Roy Atwell, Stuart Buchanan, Adriana Caselotti, Eddie Collins, Pinto Colvig, Marion Darlington, Billy Gilbert, Otis Harlan, Lucille La Verne, James MacDonald, Scotty Mattraw, Moroni Olsen, Harry Stockwell

The sixtieth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the first ever feature length animated film from the legendary Walt Disney, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Recorded in August 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, of course.

Luke: Yes, it’s an all time animated classic.

EFC II #47 – Le Million (1931)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#47 – Le Million (1931)
Dir. René Clair
Starring: Jean-Louis Allibert, Annabella, Raymond Cordy, Vanda Greville, Rene Lefevre, Paul Ollivier, Constantin Siroesco, Odette Talazac

The forty-seventh installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, an early sound musical from France directed by René Clair, Le Million.

Recorded in July 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, there’s something to it, and an interesting early use of sound through the musical format, I didn’t love it but it’s certainly worth seeing.