Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Turner Classic Movies Presents: The Family Classics


I loved all the classic live-action Disney films when I was a kid. My absolute favorite was The Parent Trap (the original 1961 version starring Hayley Mills), which I hold especially dear now since I have twins of my own! I remember chuckling at The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) and The Absent-Minded Professor (1961), crying through Old Yeller (1958), and enjoying the adventures in Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) and The Love Bug (1968). Recently, I found out that Turner Classic Movies is going to air 26 of these classic movies during the month of December! They will also be featuring a brand-new documentary called The Age of Believing: The Disney Live-Action Classics, narrated by Angela Lansbury and containing interviews of classic Disney stars such as Tim Conway, Dick Van Dyke and Kurt Russell. The shows will run every Sunday during the month of December and begin at noon. The line-up includes:

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Noon Treasure Island (1950)
1:45 PM Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
4:00 PM 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
6:15 PM Old Yeller (1958)
8:00 PM The Parent Trap (1961)
10:15 PM Pollyanna (1960)
12:30 AM The Barefoot Executive (1971)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Noon The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1970)
1:45 PM The Strongest Man in the World (1975)
3:30 PM The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
5:15 PM Son of Flubber (1963)
7:00 PM The Age of Believing: The Disney Live-Action Classics
8:30 PM The Apple Dumping Gang (1975)
10:15 PM The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Noon The Black Hole (1979)
2:00 PM Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
4:00 PM Return from Witch Mountain (1978)
6:00 PM Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
8:00 PM Candleshoe (1977)
10:00 PM Freaky Friday (1976)
11:45 PM The Age of Believing: The Disney Live-Action Classics

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Noon The Shaggy Dog (1959)
2:00 PM The Shaggy D.A. (1976)
4:00 PM The Love Bug (1968)
6:00 PM Herbie Rides Again (1974)
8:00 PM Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
9:45 PM Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)
11:30 PM The World’s Greatest Athlete (1973)

I’m getting my TiVo ready so I can tape all these wonderful classics to share with my kids! I encourage you, too, to share them with your family. These are delightful films that deserve to be rediscovered by today’s children. They’re full of fun, adventure, and plenty of magic! You can learn more on the Turner Classic Movies website at www.tcm.com.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Susan!

    I love Parent Trap also, the one with Lindsay Lohan. Heavnt' seen the original version thou. thanks for your blog also am learning things about kids and parenting. kudos to you!

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