Thursday, March 20, 2014

This just in from Garry Apgar:

[With winter almost gone, at least in the colder North American climes, it's nice to turn our thoughts to spring and what the French call le joli mois de mai. As reported in the news squib above from May 1953 our Gallic friends were thinking big at that time, Disney-big, in terms of animation.

I could be wrong, but I believe Walt did a live-action re-make of "The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep" in the mid 1960s called "The Nanny and the Chimney Sweep" ... though, if memory serves, he changed the title somewhat.

"French Cartoon Ready," New York Times, May 14, 1953, p. 33

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