Cinema: Frozen North

THE ISLAND AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD

Directed by ROBERT STEVENSON

Screenplay by JOHN WHEDON

Along with slush, broken toys and bills, one of the lingering misfortunes of every holiday season is the annual Disney movie, which displays a dismayingly hearty life span. It will circulate for months, play the Saturday matinee route and eventually show up on television. The small screen, in fact, is probably more suitable for The Island at the Top of the World, where its dirigible would not look so much like a balloon left over from a parade, and its seething volcano would appear at least somewhat...

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