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A selection of personal favourite live action Disney films...

HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS (1989)

Directed by Joe Johnston.
Written by Ed Naha and Tom Schulman.
Based on the story by Stuart Gordon, Brian Yuzna and Ed Naha.Starring Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman, Kristine Sutherland, Thomas Wilson Brown and Amy O'Neill.

Struggling inventor Wayne Szalinski is desperately trying to perfect a shrinking device he has created but is struggling to find positive results, despite demands from his surperiors to perfect the experiment. When his daughter Amy and son Nick are accidetally shrunk along with the children from next door and then thrown out with the trash, the kids must somehow find their way through the jungle of their back yard to the house without being eaten alive by giant insects or cut to pieces by lawnmowers.

ED WOOD (1994)

Directed by Tim Burton.
Written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.
Based on the writings Nightmare of Ecstasy by Rudolph Grey.
Starring Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Patricia Arquette, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jeffrey Jones, Lisa Marie and Bill Murray.

Eccentric cross-dressing filmmaker Ed Wood desperately wants to make a masterpiece, yet his ambitions and imagination eclipse his talent and budget. Finally managing to land the role of writer and director on a B-movie called I Changed My Sex, Wood manages to incorporate many of his own ideas into the screenplay, while also succeeding in casting one-time horror icon and now perpetual heroin user Bela Lugosi in a supporting role. The resulting picture, Glen or Glenda, bombs at the box office, but Wood is determined to finance his next project, a B-movie called Bride of the Atom. Yet his lack of ability and confusing private life soon begins to overshadow his work.

TRON (1982)

Directed by Steven Lisberger.
Written by Steven Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird.
Based on a story by Steven Lisberger.
Starring Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner and Cindy Morgan.

Still bitter after being fired from ENCOM by his rival Ed Dillinger, computer wizard Kevin Flynn is determined to find evidence of corruption but is unable to bypass the Master Control Program, which oversees the ENCOM system. Teaming up with his ex, Lora Baines, and her lover Alan Beadley, Flynn gaines access into the building to search for proof of Dillinger's corruption, but the computer manages to suck him into the heart of a computer game, where he finds an electronic world dominated by Gladiator-style fights to the death.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (2011)

Directed by Joe Johnston.
Written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
Based on the character created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.
Starring Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke and Stanley Tucci.

Despite constantly being rejected by the US Army due to his size, scrawny youth Steve Rogers repeatedly reapplies, determined to enlist so he can do his part against the Nazis in Europe. Sensing his passion, Dr. Erskine allows him to pass the tests and volunteer for an experimental project to create an indestructable super-soldier. While it is a success, Erskine is assassinated during the procedure, under the orders of Nazi Johann Schmidt. While not taken seriously by the other soldiers, Rogers wages a one-man war against the German army.

FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR (1986)

Directed by Randal Kleiser.
Written by Michael Burton and Matt MacManus.
Based on the story by Mark H. Baker.
Starring Joey Cramer, Veronica Cartwright, Cliff DeYoung, Sarah Jessica Parker and Howard Hesseman.

Returning to his home in Florida eight years after having vanished, David Freeman is still the same age as the night he disappeared. The military keep him under close guard, conducting experiments on him while also analysing an alien spacecraft that has been discovered. But soon the ship begins to call for David, and he has to make the decision whether or not to stay with his family and remain a scientific guinea pig for the rest of his life or escape on the craft.

NATIONAL TREASURE (2004)

Directed by Jon Turteltaub.
Written by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Marianne Wibberley and Cormac Wibberley.
Based on the story by Jim Kouf, Oren Aviv and Charles Segars.
Starring Starring Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel and Sean Bean.

After being double-crossed by the financier of his latest expedition while exporing in the Arctic, historian Benjamin Gates and his collaborator Riley Poole return to the Unitied States to stop his rivals from stealing the Declaration of Independence. Forced to kidnap Dr. Chase, a beautiful woman working at the National Archives, they race to beat his investor before an important piece of history is gone forever.

COOL RUNNINGS (1993)

Directed by Jon Turteltaub.
Written by Lynn Siefert, Tommy Swerdlow and Michael Goldberg.
Based on a story by Lynn Siefert and Michael Ritchie.
Starring Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba and John Candy.

Having been blacklisted from qualifiying in the Winter Olympics after cheating during the 1968 event, Irv Blitzer now resides in Jamaica. When a group of local youths announce their intentions of competing in the upcoming Olympics, they approach Irv to help coach them. Despite having been raised in warm climates and having no knowledge of the sport, Irv tries to teach them the fundamental rules of bobsledding, while also finally facing up to his own shameful mistake.

WHITE FANG (1991)

Directed by Randal Kleiser.
Written by Jeanne Rosenberg, Nick Thiel and David Fallon.
Based on the story by Jack London.
Starring Ethan Hawke, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Seymour Cassel and James Remar.

Teenager Jack Conroy makes his way to the Yukon in the north of Canada, where men prosect their claims for gold. Meanwhile, when a wolf dies its young pup struggles for survival and is eventually captured and bred into a fighter. But soon their paths cross when Jack is attacked by a bear and the wolf, whom he names White Fang, saves him. The two strike up a bond and the wolf joins him on his quest to start a new life.

OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (2013)

Directed by Sam Raimi.
Written by Mitchell Kapner.
Based on the characters created by L. Frank Baum.
Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Zach Braff.

During a performance, fledging magician Oscar Diggs is forced to flee when a tornado begins to tear across the land. Attempting to make an escape in his hot air balloon, he is caught in the storm and eventually finds himself in the Oz. Striking up a friendship with Finley, a flying monkey, and Theodora, a beautiful princess, Oscar makes his way to the Emerald City, where is is believed to be a wizard who was prophesised to come and rid the land of an evil witch.

WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (1988)

Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Written by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman.
Based on the story Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf.
Starring Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer and Stubby Kaye.

Hired to investigate the possible infidelity of cartoon beauty Jessica Rabbit, who is married to animated superstar Roger Rabbit, private detective is soon thrust into a case of murder when Roger is accused of killing Marvin Acme, the ower of Toontown who was suspected of having an affair with Jessica. Roger pleads with Eddie for help as the sinister Judge Doom and his patrol of weasals hunt him down to serve out their own brand of justice.