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Disney Does the Classics

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Sat,  3 Aug 96 18:18:59 -0700
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Subject: Disney Does the Classics

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Disney Classics:

The Inferno by Dante Aligheri

  The poet Dante (the voice of Bruce Willis) is led by his friend Virgil
  (the voice of Anthony Quinn) on a magical trip underground to the land of
  "Heck." Among the delightful creatures they visit are the lovebirds Paolo
  and Francesca (the voices of Andrew Dice Clay and Rosie O'Donnell), the
  Crying Trees (the band Nirvana), and the Five Singing Little Devils (the

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

  Crusty seafarer Captain Ahab (the voice of Dom Deluise) and his lovely
  mermaid friend Fishtail (speaking voice of Brett Butler, singing voice of
  Alanis Morrissette) take Ahab's young nephew Ishmael (Matthew Broderick)
  on a delightful romp at sea in search of the legendary great white whale
  Moby Dick (voice of Robin Williams). Though songs of the whale's evil
  temper and destructiveness are sung by many of the friendly natives on
  the islands visited by the jolly crew, Moby turns out to be a lonely, but
  lovable, giant. Ishmael learns an important lesson: Things aren't always
  as they appear!

Animal Farm by George Orwell

  Pigs, chickens, horses -- all the familiar barnyard crowd -- are the
  heroes of this charming celebration of teamwork and diversity.  The poor
  animals, having suffered for years on a failing farm under the tyranny of
  the cruel farmer Jones (Robert Goulet), are suddenly liberated when Jones
  trips and falls down a well. Though things are chaotic at first, the
  kindly young pigs Snowball (Michael J. Fox) and Napoleon (Eddie Murphy)
  help the animals all work together to turn the farm into a model of
  efficiency and happiness. After the animals nurse Jones back to health,
  he changes his evil ways and promises to treat all living things as his

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

  With his father dead and his evil uncle Claudius (Sylvester Stallone) now
  ruling over the once-happy people of Denmark, all seems lost for poor
  prince Hamlet (Johnny Depp). But Hamlet's father (Leslie Nielson) is only
  pretending to be dead until he can safely help place his young son on the
  throne and his evil brother in jail. Featuring an underwater ballet with
  the beautiful Ophelia (Bette Midler) and the loony antics of a wise-guy
  skull named Yorick (Rodney Dangerfield), Hamlet's best friend.

No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre

  Old friends Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Minnie Mouse are surprised to
  find themselves sharing a room in a beautiful resort hotel. Their every
  need is catered to by a mysterious butler (Jim Carrey). Opening in
  conjunction with Walt Disney World's new attraction, Being-and-Nothingness

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

  Young Gregor Samsa (Arnold Schwarzenegger), overwhelmed by the demands of
  his job as a clerk, wishes each night that he was a creature without
  responsibility. He is amazed one morning when he awakes to find himself
  changed into a beautiful beetle, which delights his family and terrifies
  his cruel boss (Jerry Seinfeld), who is horribly afraid of insects. Jiminy
  Cricket guides young Gregor to a happy community of insects that nest
  below the dull city of Prague.

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

  Thanks to the advice of a wise old owl (Sally Kellerman), a young boy
  (Neil Patrick Harris) avoids many traps set by the evil fates (Candice
  Bergen, Cybill Shepard, and Mary Tyler Moore) to help save Greece from
  disaster. The boy, who was stolen from his family at birth, is finally
  reunited with his loving mother (Barbara Streisand) and father (Bill

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

  Vladimir and Estragon (the delightful Chip 'n' Dale) wait for Godot (Rush
  Limbaugh), who arrives with limitless presents and makes all their dreams
  come true.

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