films seen
13/14
average score
2.19*
nationality
USA - 64 years old
status
R.I.P.
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One of the big classic Disney directors. Luske is one of the people who helped to turn Disney into an animation powerhouse. I'm not a big fan of the mouse myself, but for animation fans there's really no way around Disney's legacy.

Solid pieces

Sleeping Beauty

by Clyde Geronimi, Les Clark, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman
Specifics
USA [1959] - 75 mins
Genre
Romance, Fantasy, Animation
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Sleeping Beauty poster

The inoffensive

Saludos Amigos

by Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts
Specifics
USA [1942] - 42 mins
Genre
Fantasy, Musical, Animation
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Saludos Amigos poster

Fun anthology that holds 4 shorts inspired by a trip through South-America. The interesting part is that you see the Disney crew enjoying their little vacation and making some sketches based on their impressions, accompanied by the shorts that evolved from them. It's short, charming and amusing, definitely one of Disney's better efforts.

Worthy but flawed

101 Dalmatians

by Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman
Specifics
USA [1961] - 79 mins
Genre
Adventure, Animation, Family
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
101 Dalmatians poster

Lady and the Tramp

by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Specifics
USA [1955] - 76 mins
Genre
Romance, Animation
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Lady and the Tramp poster

Cinderella

by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Specifics
USA [1950] - 74 mins
Genre
Romance, Fantasy, Animation
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Cinderella poster

Pinocchio

by Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen
Specifics
USA [1940] - 88 mins
Genre
Fantasy, Animation
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Pinocchio poster

Dubious filler

Peter Pan

by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney
Specifics
USA [1953] - 77 mins
Genre
Adventure, Animation
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Peter Pan poster

Alice in Wonderland

by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Specifics
USA [1951] - 75 mins
Genre
Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Alice in Wonderland poster

Fun and Fancy Free

by Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, William Morgan
Specifics
USA [1947] - 73 mins
Genre
Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Fun and Fancy Free poster

A compilation of two slightly beefier Disney shorts, connected by short Jiminy Cricket interludes and some strange live action scenes. The Bongo one is decent but a little too long, the Jack and the Beanstalk one has been done so many times now that it really started to drag after a while. Not that great really, but short.

The Reluctant Dragon

by Alfred L. Werker, Hamilton Luske, Jack Cutting, Ub Iwerks, Jack Kinney
Specifics
USA [1941] - 74 mins
Genre
Comedy, Animation, Family
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
The Reluctant Dragon poster

Plain forgettable

Make Mine Music

by Robert Cormack, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Joshua Meador
Specifics
USA [1946] - 75 mins
Genre
Music, Animation, Family
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Make Mine Music poster

Fantasia

by James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Ford Beebe Jr., David Hand, Ben Sharpsteen
Specifics
USA [1940] - 125 mins
Genre
Fantasy, Music, Animation, Family
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Fantasia poster

The film that showed other animated anthologies the way. For that I am grateful, because I'm a big fan of the format, but the combination of classical music and the Disney aesthetic isn't that big of a success. The interaction between the animation and the music also isn't all that great. Not great.

Big nopes

Melody Time

by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske
Specifics
USA [1948] - 75 mins
Genre
Musical, Animation
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Melody Time poster