Thursday, December 18, 2008

THE AGE OF BELIEVING: THE DISNEY LIVE-ACTION CLASSICS DVD: Review and Giveaway!

TCM Presents: The Family ClassicsWith All-New Original Special and Nostalgic Holiday Festival More Than 25 Live-Action Classic Films to Be Showcased Sundays Throughout December!
Tony® Winner and Three-Time Oscar® Nominee Angela Lansbury to Narrate Documentary Special,Which Will Feature Interviews with Such Stars as Kurt Russell, Dick Van Dyke, Dean Jones and Tim Conway
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is set to conjure up some pure movie magic this December, when the network debuts TCM PRESENTS: THE FAMILY CLASSICS. The festivities will include Sunday movie showcases featuring more than 25 Disney live-action classics, plus an all-new original documentary entitled THE AGE OF BELIEVING: THE DISNEY LIVE-ACTION CLASSICS, to be narrated by Tony® winner and three-time Oscar® nominee Angela Lansbury. The showcases will begin each Sunday at noon and feature such films as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), Freaky Friday (1976), The Parent Trap (1961), The Love Bug (1968), Treasure Island (1950), The Shaggy Dog (1959) and Swiss Family Robinson (1960), as well as Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), which stars Lansbury.
“With Walt Disney Pictures’ legacy of groundbreaking animated films, it can sometimes be easy to forget that since the 1950s, the studio has also produced an extensive collection of lovingly made live-action films perfect for the entire family,” said Charles Tabesh, senior vice president of programming for TCM. “So it is with great pride that we will present them in all their glory in the tradition of TCM ─ uncut and commercial free. With more than 25 outstanding movies and an insightful documentary special narrated by Angela Lansbury, TCM’s salute to these live-action films is a perfect family programming event for the holiday season.”
THE AGE OF BELIEVING: THE DISNEY LIVE-ACTION CLASSICS, which comes to TCM from FitzFilm, Inc. and writer/producer/director Peter Fitzgerald, will follow the studio’s history as it ventured beyond its animation legacy to develop non-animated family fare. It was slated to premiere at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14.
The special will feature interviews with a number of people who have contributed to the studio’s live-action oeuvre, including Kurt Russell, Dick Van Dyke, Dean Jones, Tim Conway, Lesley Ann Warren and Michele Lee; former child stars Karen Dotrice and Kim Richards; director Ken Annakin; and songwriter Richard M. Sherman. The special will also feature interviews with Walt Disney Company Board Director Emeritus Roy E. Disney, film critic and film expert Leonard Maltin, film historian Les Perkins, film writer Richard Schickel, author and film expert Paul Sigman-Lowery and author Bill Cotter. The following is the complete schedule for TCM PRESENTS: THE FAMILY CLASSICS:
Sunday, Dec. 21
Noon The Black Hole (1979) – starring Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Yvette Mimieux, Robert Forster and Ernest Borgnine.
2 p.m. Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) – starring Eddie Albert, Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann, Ray Milland and Donald Pleasance.
4 p.m. Return from Witch Mountain (1978) – starring Bette Davis, Christopher Lee, Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann.
6 p.m. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) – starring Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall and Sam Jaffe.8 p.m. Candleshoe (1977) – starring Jodie Foster, David Niven and Helen Hayes.
10 p.m. Freaky Friday (1976) – starring Jodie Foster, Barbara Harris and John Astin.
11:45 p.m. THE AGE OF BELIEVING: THE DISNEY LIVE-ACTION CLASSICS – narrated by Angela Lansbury.
Sunday, Dec. 28
Noon The Shaggy Dog (1959) – starring Fred MacMurray, Jean Hagen and Tommy Kirk.
2 p.m. The Shaggy D.A. (1976) – starring Dean Jones, Tim Conway and Suzanne Pleshette
4 p.m. The Love Bug (1968) – starring Dean Jones, Michelle Lee and Buddy Hackett.
6 p.m. Herbie Rides Again (1974) – starring Helen Hayes, Ken Berry and Stefanie Powers.
8 p.m. Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977) – starring Dean Jones and Don Knotts.
9:45 p.m. Herbie Goes Bananas (1980) – starring Cloris Leachman and Harvey Korman.
11:30 p.m. The World’s Greatest Athlete (1973) – starring Tim Conway, Jan Michael Vincent, John Amos and Nancy Walker.
Turner Classic Movies, currently seen in more than 75 million homes, is a 24-hour cable network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. TCM presents the greatest motion pictures of all time from the largest film library in the world, uncut and commercial-free. The network also offers critically acclaimed original documentaries and specials, including the Martin Scorsese Presents: Val Lewton—The Man in the Shadows, the Emmy®-winning Stardust: The Bette Davis Story and the Emmy®-nominated Brando. More information is available at TCM. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
This information can also be accessed on TBS, Inc.’s press site at News Turner.
Would you like to win a copy of this DVD? Here are the rules: Just let me know who in your family would enjoy The Age of Believing: The Disney Live-Action Classics DVD? This contest is open to everyone with a USA mailing address....bloggers and non-bloggers.
You may come back each day and enter (again) after you do the first rule, just leave a comment about what is one of your favorite classics movie or show. Click here to see how you can earn extra credits to win, and click here to see guidelines and the official rules. This contest will end on December 28th at 11:59 PM.

133 comments:

jpandtheboys said...

Well I would have to ME. :) I love the older Disney movies. This would be so fun to watch with our son when he is a bit older and share with him what I used to watch growing up. Swiss Family Robinson is one of my all time favorites. :) Thanks for the fun giveaway.

okaat said...

Everyone in my family would enjoy the disney adventure classics including Me. I loved the Herbie movies, especially, Herbie Goes Bananas. I remember going to to the drive in movies with my parents. We would take blankets and lay on the top of the old station wagon. Thanks for the contest and please count me in.

Jenna said...

My mom would enjoy this. I probably would too. Thanks!

Jenn S. said...

We are a big Disney family so everyone would enjoy. My daughter would probably enjoy it the most though.

Sandy said...

everyone would we luv disnet

Shannon said...

Everyone.

Mtlgrl4evr said...

My family would love this, especially my three daughters!

Kristie said...

Our whole family would love this! I could really see my sister liking it, though, she seems to collect Disney movies.

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dwhogan said...

Everyone in this house, Good luck to all

judybrittle said...

I love watching Disney movies with my grandkids. I know my 4 year old granddaughter would just love this.
She watches all my dvd's from old television shows.

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drming said...

My grandchildren would love this. Please sign me up for your contest.

mverno said...

my son

idahomom said...

I think that our entire household would enjoy watching. Thanks for the chance.

justicecw said...

Everyone would love this...especially my son! Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

yellowlabs said...

Everyone in my family would enjoy it!

Heather said...

I think my son would enjoy this the most, or my niece.

chromiumman said...

youngest would love this

Erica C. said...

my niece would like this the most :)

your buddy dom said...

my girlfriend would like this, she's a big disney fan

TopazTook said...

I have such fond memories of watching the Disney movies on TV growing up, so I think it would be me who would enjoy the DVD the most (although DH would like the Tim Conway part).

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Stephen said...

I and gf would watch it. No faves... :)

cmgnbox01 said...

My daughter would enjoy this. Thanks for the giveaway!

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janetfaye said...

My grandson would enjoy this.

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I am subscribed.

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lisagee said...

My kids/nieces/nephews would appreciate all these old and good movies just like I did way back when...

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cmgnbox01 said...

One of my favorite classic movies is It's a Wonderful Life.

Harli said...

My husband. :)
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ky2here said...

Interestingly enough, my parents would enjoy it most.

yellowlabs said...

Our whole family would love it!

toughturtles said...

my whole family thanks

tatertot374 said...

I would love to win this for my whole family to watch together. THank you!
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LIDARKSIDE said...

We all would enjoy this.

justicecw said...

I am a subscriber...thanks!
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justicecw said...

One of my favorite classics is A Christmas Carol. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

cmgnbox01 said...

My favorite classic show is I Love Lucy.

Skybluefusion said...

I loved the movie Santa Claus that Dudley Moore was in.

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yellowlabs said...

Everyone would love it in my house! My favorite classic show is The Honeymooners.

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Our family would love this!
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denyse said...

I love the Brady Bunch!

justicecw said...

One of my favorite classics is Miracle on 34th Street...guess I am just in the Holiday mood! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

greatlinda said...

My husband and I would love this. We are "oldies" and enjoy all those good "old" shows.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I would LOVE this! Thank you for this giveaway!

bleu said...

My whole family are huge Disney fans.

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Kimberly L said...

My entire family would enjoy this.

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Jennifer said...

I would love it and I know my kids would too! Thanks for the chance!

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Anonymous said...

My neices and nephews and myself would enjoy this DVD!

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Keitha

cmgnbox01 said...

Monday's entry...one of my favorite TV shows is the Patridge Family.

janetfaye said...

One of my favorite old shows is I Love Lucy.

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Linda W said...

lots od memories! I love the old shows! The Parent trap the old ones are the best!


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noreen said...

we would all love them but my oldest, Princess A would simply adore all of them

kkmartin said...

My would love this... and so would I! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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Jason said...

My Nephew would love this

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Tired Gardener said...

My daughter is 3 and my wife and I would love to share the classics with her.

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Ashley said...

My niece would love this, our favorite movie to watch together is The Little Mermaid.
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justicecw said...

A great classic show is I Love Lucy. Thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

lisagee said...

Merry Christmas people!
I think everyone is having a white Christmas :o)
Time to stay inside and watch some good ole movies!!

cmgnbox01 said...

Tuesday's entry...another classic show favorite is The Dick Van Dyke Show.

twbellamy said...

My wife would love this.

justicecw said...

Love the all time classic The Brady Bunch! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

purplepassion126 said...

My dad would love this. These are all the classics that he enjoys. Thanks so much!

bndraldy said...

My whole family would love this, especially me. Disney has consistently produced excellent family entertainment for many years! Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

Kaycee & Russ said...

Ooh me me me! I would love it!!!


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Anonymous said...

Have a feeling all the BIG and LITTLE Otises in my family would
soon be hooked on this one, Disney always being a winner.

lisagee said...

:o) Disney movies are great.
But sometimes on tv I like to watch
TAPS ...have you heard of HULU dot com? You can see all kinds of tv shows and movies. My son is hooked on it.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

"The Wizard of Oz" is my all-time favorite movie. Thank you for this giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I think our entire family would enjoy these movies.

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idahodad7 said...

Our family would love it.

mogrill said...

My favorite Disney Movie is Snow White (Which happens to be Disney's First ever full feature movie!!)

Great contest! Would love to win. Thank you!!

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

Here is my daily entry. My favorite movie is still "The Wizard of Oz". Thank you!

DOODLEGIRL said...

my daughter

Bonggamom said...

That DVD would be perfect for ... ME :) I grew up watching Disney live-action classics and watching this documentary would bring back some wonderful memories.

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cdrury said...

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fun for the whole movie

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yadgirl said...

I'd love it.

bndraldy said...

I think that our entire household would enjoy watching - especially me! I grew up going to the theater to see what are now referred to as "Classics". Thank you for offering this prize.

Jayfr said...

I would enjoy introducing these to my daughters. We used to see these in the summer -- our school used to show these on Wednesday afternoons.

Liz said...

I love all the old Disney classic movies, but one of my favs is North Avenue Irregulars. It is hilarious, and even my kiddos like it! Thanks for entering me in your contest.

skybluefusion said...

I just can't decide on a favorite disney movie. They have so many really good movies!

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lisagee said...

My fav Disney movies always had cute Kurt Russell in them :o)

twbellamy said...

My wife would really enjoy this...she loves Disney!

angie said...

My whole family would love this. I probably would enjoy it the most. :)

yadgirl said...

I loved Northern Exposure.

artmarcia said...

I think my parents would really enjoy this trip down Disney Lane.

bndraldy said...

Everyone would love to watch this... especially ME! I grew up with Disney and like many of his movies I am a classic! Thanks so much for a great giveaway!

Marc said...

The whole family would enjoy watching Disney Classics. I remember enjoying Swiss Family Robinson which was popular when I was a cub scout.

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Angelsminx said...

I love the Disney Classics and collect them.

iggysaysno said...

My daughters and I would enjoy this together!

Deborah Wellenstein said...

The Wizard of Oz-thank you!

Robin said...

My niece would just love this!
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chazvgo said...

I think we all would!! Thanks :)

masonsgranny59 said...

My daughter would enjoy this. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

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angie said...

My whole family would love this. I would probably enjoy it the most.

bndraldy said...

I believe my all time favorite TV show was I Love Lucy. My three cats are Fred, Ethel, and Lucy. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

redron said...

I would give it to my grandkids and they would love it

klp1965 said...

my son would love this :)

purango said...

My husband would enjoy these movies. garrettsambo@aol.com

Candie said...

My sister's entire family would love this. They are huge Disney fanes (from my 6 year old niece to my 18 month old nephew).

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Christine said...

Bednobs and Broomsticks is one of my favorites.

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blueviolet said...

I would especially enjoy it because I grew up with these classics and I'd love to share them with the kids!
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Gianna said...

My kids :)

Karen said...

My husband.

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nannetterya said...

This would be a family favorite

lisawonbig said...

AS much as the rest of the family would enjoy this, I would be the one to enjoy it the most!

BQM said...

I have to say my kids and I will love to watch these classics hits together.

Helen said...

I would enjoy it the most along with my kids.

Susanne said...

My daughter would love this!

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My daughter

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Marc said...

I remember watching The Black Hole at the movie theater and being impressed with the special effects at the time and the concept of the black hole effect. I know I'd apprediate the movie even more now.

Brimful Curiosities said...

I'd like to lie and say my daughter, but really this would be almost all for me (until she is old enough to appreciate the beauty). Oh, I do love Bednobs and Broomsticks and all the other glorious Disney classics. We watched Herbie tonight.

lilyk said...

My friend would enjoy this DVD.

JOYVEN said...

my daughter

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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

My whole family would enjoy watching ~ The Age of Believing: The Disney Live-Action Classics DVD!

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

favorite Disney classic is CINDERELLA!

Noggy said...

I love Bedknobs and Broomsticks, but the kids love The Shaggy Dog. I think the entire family would enjoy this.

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