Cinema: Oz Revisited

A photograph can only capture an object; a drawing can liberate it. That phenomenon was not lost on Walt Disney, whose cartoons reveal a freedom noticeably absent from his "live" comedies. Nor is it lost on Chuck Jones, perhaps the foremost observer of the Disney fun factory. Scenarist-Director Jones, illustrator of many a Bugs Bunny and creator of Roadrunner, is the animating force behind The Phantom Tollbooth, his first full-length feature. It is based on Norton Juster's ten-year-old classic juvenile novel.

In the film, little Milo (Butch Patrick) is sitting around in San...

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