Haven't read this yet but remember enjoying the movie when it came out in 1982 in theaters.

Question: since you skipped over Popeye (1980) and Dragonslayer (1981) I am guessing you are not covering them. I realize they were co-productions with Paramount but two more examples of Ron Miller striving to make the studio's movies relevant again. IMHO, Popeye was a mixed bag but Dragonslayer was an underrated gem that is needlessly forgotten these days.

Love your blog!

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Thanks, Rich! Yeah, I was on the fence about Popeye and Dragonslayer for a long time but ultimately decided to leave them out (at least for now) since, to my understanding, Disney's creative involvement was relatively small, at least on Popeye. I'm also a fan of Dragonslayer and admire Popeye as kind of a glorious mess.

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Sep 19, 2023Liked by Adam Jahnke

Agreed on Popeye. Love Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall and the production design but I find the story really weak. Looking forward to your thoughts on Something Wicked This Way Comes.

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