Darren Sanderson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (23 of 24)
In My Own Words:
Cineman lives in England (Liverpool) and as well as enjoying sf/fantasy and animation insists on writing about himself in 3rd person. He is an avid fan of Warner Cartoons particularly and the animated Disney features too. He also likes horses and movies though finds it difficult to combine the two. He has consistently failed to win any Academy Awards for cinematography possibly due to his not bein… Read more


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Tarzan (1999) Disney [VHS] <b>VHS</b> ~ Tony Goldwyn
Tarzan (1999) Disney [VHS] VHS ~ Tony Goldwyn
Tarzan swings into our homes with this, the latest video release from the ever-reliable Disney. You know the plot (shipwreck, kid, apes, strangers etc) and the usual Disney extras are here (villain, comedy-reliefs, songs et al) but is it any good? Yes, yes it is. Tarzan is a convincingly troubled youth struggling to fit into an environment that isn't his and Jane is a wonderfully flustered Victorian gel with a backbone strong enough to crack a coconut on. The now mandatory breath taking scene crops up a few times as Tarzan literally surfs his way through a jungle that is a perfect blend of computer and artist and the chase with the baboons...well, gave me the willies. The songs… Read more
The 50 Greatest Cartoons: As Selected by 1, 000 An&hellip by Jerry Beck
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Luxury Item, 7 Jun 2000
I don't know whether to recommend this book or not. Don't get me wrong it is a fine volume and well worth including in the animation section of your bookshelves but it's a little like a compilation album of classical music; something you can listen to and then go out and get more of the things you like. Mr Beck has talked to a wide range of people in the animation business and asked for their favourites before piling all the votes together and coming up with a top 50. The contents are heavily weighted towards the Hollywood studio cartoons (eg "What's Opera Doc", "The Cat Concerto", "Clock Cleaners" to name a few) but there's room for more (such as… Read more
The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Charact&hellip by John Grant
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Reading, 7 Jun 2000
This is not a small book, it's big and by golly it's beautiful too. Lavishly illustrated it tells you all you need to know about the stars of the animated shorts, television and, of course, the features; from Snow White to Hercules. When I bought my second copy (to keep up to date) I was pleased to see that Mr Grant had included films such as "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", "Duck Tales: The Movie - Treasure Of The Lost Lamp", and "James And The Giant Peach", films that could have been easily excluded. But no, Mr Grant clearly loves his subject material and he conveys that through excellent reviews and observations. Each feature has several sections devoted to… Read more

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