Best Family Movies of 1959
A beautiful princess born in a faraway kingdom is destined by a terrible curse to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a deep sleep that can only be awakened by true love's first kiss. Determined to protect her, her parents ask three fairies to raise her in hiding. But the evil Maleficent is just as determined to seal the princess's fate.
Journey to the Center of the Earth
An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.
Darby O'Gill and the Little People
A wily old codger matches wits with the King of the Leprechauns and helps play matchmaker for his daughter and the strapping lad who has replaced him as caretaker.
Donald in Mathmagic Land
Disney used animation here to explain through this wonderful adventure of Donald how mathmatics can be usuful in our real life. Through this journey Donald shows us how mathmatics are not just numbers and charts, but magical living things.
The Shaggy Dog
Through an ancient spell, a boy changes into a sheepdog and back again. It seems to happen at inopportune times and the spell can only be broken by an act of bravery....
A comedy musical based on the comic strip charcters created by Al Capp. When residents of Dogpatch, USA are notified by the government that they must evacuate because of atomic bomb testing, they try to persuade the government that their town is worth saving. Meanwhile, Earthquake McGoon wants to marry Daisy Mae; Daisy Mae wants to marry Li'l Abner, and Li'l Abner just wants to go fishing.
This final True-Life Adventure would also appear to be one of the best, as we go into the South American jungle to observe the jaguar. Jungle Cat is more intimate than its kin, allowing individual animal characters to be developed. Central to the cast is a pair of jaguars (one ebony), whose fighting leads to love and, not long after, two babies (one resembling each parent).
The Alphabet Conspiracy
Dr. Frank Baxter, with the help of The Mad Hatter and Jabberwock, takes young Judy exploring the world of language, in which she finds out that language is for doing more than just talking.
The Christmas Visitor
T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
A Dog of Flanders
The love and friendship of a boy and his dog as the boy tries to become an artist like his idol, Peter Paul Reubens.
Mysteries of the Deep
Mysteries of the Deep is a 1959 Disney nature documentary short film. Though not an official True-Life Adventures film, it did accompany the release of The Vanishing Prairie and was included on the Walt Disney Legacy Collection's True Life Adventures releases as a bonus feature. It is narrated by Winston Hibler. The film is a panorama of animals inhabiting the sea near the coast: dolphins, sharks, whales, crabs, rays and fish of all kinds.
A kitten is dropped in a sack out of a car and rolls down a hill, to arrive at the door of Clyde and Matilda Mouse...
A pair of not-too-bright Mexican cats, one shorter-tempered than the other, decide to chase Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico.
A Witch's Tangled Hare
Rabbit - in this case Bugs - is an important needed ingredient in Witch Hazel's brew.
The Cat Gang
The Cat Gang is a group of precocious British kids. They have a habit of hanging around a grown-up customs official who wishes that they'd beat it. But the Gang comes in handy when a smuggling gang arrives on the scene.
Harold and the Purple Crayon
This is the ingeniously imaginative story of a small boy who, with his magic crayon, draws himself in and out of a series of adventures.
Two boys go outside at night to capture a bird.
I Captured the King of the Leprechauns
Behind the scenes of Darby O'Gill and the Little People.
Moochie of the Little League
A young newspaper boy who is on a Little League team works hard to persuade an elderly Englishman, with whom he had a previous run-in, to donate land for a baseball diamond.
Miracle On 34th Street
In this charming TV adaptation of the 1947 film classic, a kindly old gentleman (Ed Wynn) working as a Macy's department store Santa causes a commotion when he claims to be the real St. Nick. Forced to prove his sanity, he is taken to court where he must convince the judge and his friends that he actually is Santa Claus. The faith of one skeptical little girl (Susan Gordon) and a Christmas miracle are the keys to his true identity.
Venus and The Master Cyclinder
The Professor sends Poindexter to help the Master Cylinder on Venus. Felix rockets to the planet to save him.
A telhetetlen méhecske
A naughty worker bee goes against the hive's warnings.
Mystery in the Mine
Jane and Tom set out on an adventure in which they must keep the corrupt Grimblatt from locating the K-13 fuel for his evil space mirror.
The Trouble With Women
This short film illustrates some of the perceived problems a supervisor might face working with women, but ultimately demonstrates where the real problem lies.
The Sad Horse
A lonely boy finds companionship with a horse.
Shura Tychinking decides to wear sombrero and make everybody to believe he's a different person just arrived from Latin America.