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TREASURES FROM THE DISNEY VAULT
September 2, 2019  | By David Bianculli

TCM, 8:00 p.m. ET

 
The latest of TCM’s periodic dips into the Walt Disney vault contains some small pleasures and rarities – smaller than usual, but still well worth noting, experiencing, and enjoying. The 1947 movie Fun and Fancy Free (8 p.m. ET), a pairing of two different film shorts, includes “Mickey and the Beanstalk,” a successful Disney reworking of the classic Jack and the Beanstalk fable. It’s the last time Disney himself provided the voice of his famous cartoon rodent on film. Also shown tonight (at 9:39 p.m. ET) is 1968’s The Love Bug, starring Dean Jones, which arguably sold a lot of Volkswagen Beetles in the late Sixties and early Seventies. (That’s when I bought my first of two VW Bugs, but not because of the Disney movie. Because they were cheap, and so was I.)
 
 
 
 
 
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