Why doesn't this old movie ever get played on the Disney Channel? I loved it as a kid. For that matter, what about all the Herbie, the Love Bug movies?
That Darn Cat
|by Anonymous||reply 70||Last Wednesday at 3:49 PM|
I loved those old Disney movies - The Computer Who Wore Tennis Shoes, The World's Greatest Athlete, The Barefoot Executive, Now You See Him, Now You Don't, The Strongest Man in the World, The Cat from Outer Space.
I'm betting they're not on Disney+ or Disney Channel because they're rife with "problematic" portrayals and they'd get ROASTED over them.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/21/2021|
They're too old for most Disney Channel viewers to care about. Btw, I like That Darn Cat, too
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/21/2021|
I swear, it seems like Dean Jones was in ever Disney movie they made in that era.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/21/2021|
I also loved the [italic]Herbie The Love Bug[/italic] movies, but mostly because my father gave my mother a VW as a gift after my difficult birth. I rode around in the cubby hole until she gave the car to my sister and I grew large enough to no longer fit.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/21/2021|
Dean Jones and Kurt Russell
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/21/2021|
Did Dean Jones do blackface or portray an Oriental gentleman with fake teeth and glasses? Cuz that'll get you canceled.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/21/2021|
The Million Dollar Duck. I'd forgotten about that one.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/21/2021|
OP... Many of those you named are on Disney +. They post a warning about negative cultural references and images before the older films and cartoons.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/21/2021|
Thanks R8. I don't know if I have Disney+ but I'll look into it.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/21/2021|
And Swiss Family Robinson!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/21/2021|
Swiss Family Robinson had the swoony James McArthur. I had such a crush on him when I was little and didn't even know why.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/21/2021|
I so desperately wanted a treehouse after seeing Swiss Family Robinson.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/21/2021|
I had two treehouses, r12. I was loving my life.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/21/2021|
Agree, OP, That Darn Cat is an enjoyable movie.
Theme song by Bobby Darin.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/21/2021|
I fell in love with Siamese cats because of that movie!
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/21/2021|
I love That Darn Cat and The Love Bug.My favorite scene in That Darn Cat is the snack bar guy at the Drive-In Movie who trips with a cardboard tray of food and drinks.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/21/2021|
Was the Trouble With Angels a Disney movie?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/22/2021|
R17, no, it wasn’t.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/22/2021|
Disney has rereleased Song of the South in a Classic Disney Box Set.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/22/2021|
Local network tv channel would always play this movie on lazy Sunday afternoons as a kid -- I liked the movie, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/22/2021|
The Shaggy Dog was my favorite.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/22/2021|
[quote]Disney has rereleased Song of the South in a Classic Disney Box Set.
It comes with a free case of Aunt Jemima syrup.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/22/2021|
R11 You probably had a crush on him because he displayed his torso and cute nipples playing a Mohawk in a late 1950s movie whose name I've forgotten opposite Carol Linley.
PS I have gone googling
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/22/2021|
The Uncanny (1977) was a better movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/22/2021|
Another favorite from that era is Child Of Glass.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/23/2021|
It seems funny now, but I remember having to go to the theaters to see "Now You See Him, Now You Don't", "The Apple Dumpling Gang", and my favorite from the early 70s, "Escape to Witch Mountain".
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/23/2021|
I loved Gus, the first movie I saw at a Drive-In as a kid.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/23/2021|
Disney has better cat movies, you know.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||03/23/2021|
Ahh Dean Jones!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/23/2021|
I am the only darned cat!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/23/2021|
R29, why did you show us that! You've ruined Dean Jones now. No one wants to see him in a Mr. Brady perm singing Broadway tunes.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/23/2021|
Dean Jones! Haven't thought about him in decades.
Yes, he seemed to be in all the Disney live-action movies of the 60s. If not him, then Kurt Russell.
WHET to Dean Jones?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||03/23/2021|
You don’t think a majority of DL queens didn’t already know Dean Jones was in Company?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||03/23/2021|
There was some Disney movie that involved an alligator. "That Darn Alligator" maybe?
Anyone remember this movie?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||03/23/2021|
Thomasina was a cat movie. It scared me as a child.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||03/23/2021|
Get a grip! Better yet turn in your gay card and are banned from DL. Everyone who knows anything about Sondhiem's musical Company knows Dean Jones was part of OBC, if only for several weeks.
Mr. Dean Jones passed away back in 2015, aged 84.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||03/23/2021|
Dean Jones Wiki page
|by Anonymous||reply 37||03/23/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 38||03/23/2021|
Obituary on Legacy.com
|by Anonymous||reply 39||03/23/2021|
Along with Dean Jones and Kurt Russell, Fred MacMurray was in those Disney movies. Shaggy Dog and The Absent-Minded Professor. Wasn’t he in others, too?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||03/23/2021|
Cheryl's upcoming autobiography is called "That Darn Pussy."
|by Anonymous||reply 41||03/23/2021|
Harrison Ford looks a lot like Dean Jones. I could have mistaken DJ in R37’s pic for a young HF.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||03/23/2021|
Ah, Dean Jones. I remember when he and his brother, Jim, used to host large gatherings.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||03/23/2021|
Like one of the posters above, seeing “That Darn Cat” as a kid introduced to the beauty of the Classic Siamese Cat (I have two!).
Pyewacket in “Bell, Book and Candle” came later for me. Plus, “That Darned Cat” had a catchy Bobby Darin theme song, and cute Tom Lowell!
|by Anonymous||reply 44||03/23/2021|
I remember the Christina Ricci version from 1997 that would play on Disney Channel. They also had a 90s remake of Freaky Friday and The Computer That Wore Tennis Shoes.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||03/23/2021|
I *own* this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||03/23/2021|
I loved Thomasina, I don’t remember it being at all scary.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||03/23/2021|
r44 Fun fact: Tom Lowell's real name was Lowell Thomas. Eldergays will understand why he had to change it.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||03/23/2021|
R47 Wasn't there a scene in Tomasina where there was a giant gold statue of a cat with glowing green eyes?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||03/23/2021|
R44 I had Siamese cats growing up, too, due to my love of That Darn Cat.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||03/23/2021|
Wasn’t that the Cat from Outer Space, R49?
I loved that movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||03/23/2021|
These Siamese cats from Disney that have been cancelled.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||03/23/2021|
Tom Lowell had an EXCELLENT ass! I used to have a cap of it, but I can't find it. It was in that Disney movie, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||03/23/2021|
53 posts and no mention of That Darn Cat's own Grayson Hall....Dr. Julia Hoffman??????
|by Anonymous||reply 54||03/23/2021|
Two of the most memorable stars of “That Darn Cat”!
|by Anonymous||reply 55||03/23/2021|
R52 No! I love them!
|by Anonymous||reply 56||03/23/2021|
Seven cats died while making that movie, that would never be allowed today.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||03/23/2021|
On the set, with the boss! No DC, alas, but Tom Lowell is showing some leg!
|by Anonymous||reply 58||03/24/2021|
What's the big deal with the siamese cats? They are the best part of the movie. They are Asian and cats. Nothing particularly "cancel" worthy. Cats being cats and they have an accent. What's next? The Aristocats because she's a stereotypical upper crust French cat with an accent?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||03/24/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 60||03/24/2021|
There's a rumor that they used several cats to play DC because the cats kept getting killed on set, but I've seen nothing confirming that. At least two of the cats belonged to people who bred cats specifically for acting, I don't think they'd let their cats just get killed.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||03/24/2021|
[quote]Tom Lowell's real name was Lowell Thomas. Eldergays will understand why he had to change it.
Can you explain it to those of us who don’t understand?
|by Anonymous||reply 62||03/24/2021|
[quote] Disney has rereleased Song of the South in a Classic Disney Box Set.
Disney has done no such thing. This is some kind of bootleg set.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||03/24/2021|
R62 Lowell Thomas was a host of travel/explorer shows.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||03/24/2021|
r64 Well, more than that.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||03/24/2021|
R59 et al
"Grammy winner Janelle Monae will contribute new music to the Disney Plus streaming title “Lady and the Tramp,” in addition to her voice role in the live-action reboot.
Monae will perform two original songs for the film, led by Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux. Monae’s artist collective Wondaland is also “reinventing” a track from the original 1955 animated movie, individuals close to the project said.
That would be “The Siamese Cat Song,” originally recorded by Peggy Lee for the feline duo Si and Am in the animated version. Those characters and their famous refrain — “We are Siamese if you please / We are Siamese if you don’t please” — have long been considered a cringe-worthy depiction of Asian culture."
|by Anonymous||reply 66||03/24/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 67||03/24/2021|
Lady and the Tramp is one of the films Disney flags with warnings about "racist" content.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||03/24/2021|
[quote] Why doesn't this old movie ever get played on the Disney Channel?
Because it is too White, that's why.
The Millennials HATE All-American, White, Patriotic, family movies with Moms and Dads.
I didn't think much of the movie either but it did give employment to newly-widowed Elsa Lanchester.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||Last Wednesday at 2:17 PM|
Disney has expressly and explicitly stated Song of the South full film will not be released or shown in any format pretty much ever again. It was cancelled before that became a thing, and now since things have heightened you can kiss any chance of them doing so good bye.
You can find bits and pieces here and there such as on YT, and IIRC you can find recordings...
|by Anonymous||reply 70||Last Wednesday at 3:49 PM|