Mouse Magic

“I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse.”

— Walt Disney

Introducing: Mouse Magic!

I’ve been a fan of Walt Disney animation for as long as I can remember.  In 2016, I was able to attend the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s concert performance of Fantasia, which took my appreciation of both the animation and music of my favorite Disney film to a whole new level.  Since that time, I’ve become fully cognizant of just how much joy Disney and Pixar Animation have brought to my world over the years.  This realization was a lot like waking from a dream.  Determined to no longer let these masterpieces linger in the background of my nostalgia, this project is all about rediscovering the full power of old classics and new favorites, learning more about the history and production of these films, and giving me the excuse to finally see some that I’ve missed along the way.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – 1937

Pinocchio – 1940

Fantasia – 1940

Dumbo – 1941

Bambi – 1942

Saludos Amigos – 1942

Victory Through Air Power – 1943

The Three Caballeros – 1944

Make Mine Music – 1946

Song of the South – 1946

Fun and Fancy Free – 1947

Melody Time – 1948

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad – 1949

Cinderella – 1950

Alice in Wonderland – 1951

Peter Pan – 1953

Lady and the Tramp – 1955

Sleeping Beauty – 1959

One Hundred and One Dalmatians – 1961

The Sword in the Stone – 1963

The Jungle Book – 1967

The Aristocats – 1970

Robin Hood – 1973

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – 1977

The Rescuers – 1977

Pete’s Dragon – 1977

The Fox and the Hound – 1981

The Black Cauldron – 1985

The Great Mouse Detective – 1986

Who Framed Roger Rabbit – 1988

Oliver & Company – 1988

The Little Mermaid – 1989

DuckTales the Movie – 1990

The Rescuers Down Under – 1990

Beauty and the Beast – 1991

Aladdin – 1992

The Nightmare Before Christmas – 1993

The Lion King – 1994

A Goofy Movie – 1995

Pocahontas – 1995

Toy Story – 1995

James and the Giant Peach – 1996

The Hunchback of Notre Dame – 1996

Hercules – 1997

Mulan – 1998

A Bug’s Life – 1998

Doug’s 1st Movie – 1999

Tarzan – 1999

Toy Story 2 – 1999

Fantasia 2000 – 1999

The Tigger Movie – 2000

Dinosaur – 2000

The Emperor’s New Groove – 2000

Recess: School’s Out – 2001

Atlantis: The Lost Empire – 2001

Monster’s, Inc. – 2001

Return to Never Land – 2002

Lilo & Stitch – 2002

Spirited Away – 2002

Treasure Planet – 2002

The Jungle Book 2 – 2003

Piglet’s Big Movie – 2003

Finding Nemo – 2003

Brother Bear – 2003

Teacher’s Pet – 2004

Home on the Range – 2004

The Incredibles – 2004

Pooh’s Heffalump Movie – 2005

Howl’s Moving Castle – 2005

Valiant – 2005

Chicken Little – 2005

Bambi II – 2006

The Wild – 2006

Cars – 2006

Meet the Robinsons – 2007

Ratatouille – 2007

WALL-E – 2008

Tinker Bell – 2008

Roadside Romeo – 2008

Bolt – 2008

Up – 2009

Ponyo – 2009

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure – 2009

A Christmas Carol – 2009

The Princess and the Frog – 2009

Toy Story 3 – 2010

Tales from Earthsea – 2010

Tangled – 2010

Gnomeo and Juliet – 2011

Mars Needs Moms – 2011

Cars 2 – 2011

Winnie the Pooh – 2011

The Secret World of Arrietty – 2012

Arjun: The Warrior Prince – 2012

Brave – 2012

Secret of the Wings – 2012

Frankenweenie – 2012

Wreck-It Ralph – 2012

Monsters University – 2013

Planes – 2013

Frozen – 2013

The Pirate Fairy – 2014

The Wind Rises – 2014

Planes: Fire & Rescue – 2014

Big Hero 6 – 2014

Strange Magic – 2015

Inside Out – 2015

The Good Dinosaur – 2015

Zootopia – 2016

Finding Dory – 2016

The BFG – 2016

Pete’s Dragon – 2016

Moana – 2016

Cars 3 – 2017

Coco – 2017

Wreck-It Ralph 2 – 2018

The Incredibles 2 – 2018

Gigantic – 2018

Toy Story 4 – 2019

Frozen 2 – TBA