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Tim Burton + Danny Elfman + Halloween — a perfect combination.

From one of my favorite Disney special features, Ichabod and Mr. Toad, this is based on the classic “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving. Nervous schoolmaster meets headless horseman!

VoicePlay performs the song from Disneyland/Disney World’s Haunted House!

For Halloween, some of my favorite movie witches: Kim Novak is a sexy witch who will lose her powers if she falls in love in “Bell Book and Candle.” The outstanding cast includes Jimmy Stewart, Jack Lemmon, and Elsa Lanchester. […]

Michael Cavna, who covers comics, graphic novels, and animation for the Washington Post writes about Peanuts’ classic Halloween special, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” The family favorite celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Cavna writes: Their swift narrative certainty […]

May the beauty of this hymn inspire all who celebrate Yom Kippur.

Christopher Columbus has not yet had the movie he deserves, but I prefer the Fredric March version to the later movies.  There’s also a History Channel program: And I recommend a brilliant and completely engrossing biography from biographer Laurence Bergreen […]

A blessed new year to all who celebrate Rosh Hashanah. May you and all you love be inscribed in the book of life.

Happy 4th of July!

Once again, PBS will broadcast the 4th of July celebration from the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C. Tom Bergeron hosts again, live at 8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building, with performances by: […]