Norman Tokar

Made a zillion live action Disney movies in the 60s and 70s.

Follow Me, Boys! (1966) -- One of those movies I watched a zillion times on the Disney Channel as a child. I remember really liking this one, and I've read elsewhere that it seems to work in spite of its cheese (the magic of old Disney). I'd have to watch it again to give an honest review, but from what I remember, it's decent. C

The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) -- This was basically the best movie ever made when you were a kid. Watching it now, it's sort of hard to imagine it coming out in 1975 (instead of, say, 1955), but that speaks to the usual Disney dorkiness/timelessness that seems to work pretty well. The story is sort of average, but you got folks like Bill Bixby, Harry Morgan, Slim Pickens, and of course Tim Conway and Don Knotts (who are almost always funny) filling up the screen, which makes it better than most movies like this. (See Vincent McEveety for the sequel, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again.) B

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