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- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: G
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 14 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 7, 2002
- Originally Released: 1960
- Label: Walt Disney Video
- 2-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- THX Mastered Audio
- Additional Release Material:
- Making Of: "The Making of POLLYANNA"
- Featurette: "Walt's America"
- Audio Commentary: Cast Members (Featuring Hayley Mills)
- Shorts: Original Animated Short That Accompanied the Film
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
- Interactive Tour: "Inside the Disney Archives"
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Richard Egan, Jane Wyman, Karl Malden, Adolphe Menjou, Nancy Olson, Donald Crisp, Agnes Moorehead, Kevin Corcoran & James Drury|
|Directed by||David Swift|
|Edited by||Frank Gross|
|Written by||David Swift|
|Composition by||Paul J. Smith|
|Produced by||Walt Disney|
|Director of Photography:||Russell Harlan|
Academy Awards 1960 - Honorary Awards: Hayley Mills
Rating: 5/5 -- This is Disney at its finest. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Rating: 2/5 -- It's so saccharine it's difficult to take seriously.
Eleanor H. Porter's 1913 best-seller about a relentlessly cheerful little girl has been turned into an astonishingly pleasant movie under Walt Disney's supervision. Full Review
Pollyanna emerges on the wide screen as the best live-actor movie Disney has ever made: a Niagara of drivel and a masterpiece of smarm. Full Review
Hayley Mills' work more than compensates for the film's lack of tautness and, at certain points, what seems to be an uncertain sense of direction. Full Review
Rating: 4/5 -- Heartwarming period coming-of-age tale with typical Disney gloss
Film Journal International
Rating: 4/5 -- One of Disney's best 1960's films...and one of Hayley's best.
Kansas City Kansan
In this Walt Disney classic, which earned 14-year-old British actress Hayley Mills a special Honorary Academy Award for best Juvenile Performance, the imaginative, optimistic, and inquisitive orphan, Pollyanna Whittier comes to live with her cold, very wealthy Aunt Polly Harrington in 1912. Despite the many rules and roadblocks to happiness set up by her emotionally repressed relative, Pollyanna constantly searches for the small pleasures that brighten her life, and the lives of those around her. However, when something happens that finally threatens to kill Pollyanna's spirit for good, Pollyanna may need more than good will to overcome some harsh realities.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment:
Hayley Mills received a special Academy Award(R) for her performance as Pollyanna in this timeless Walt Disney tapestry of small-town Americana. Here you'll meet Pollyanna, the orphan who brings sunshine into the lives of everyone she meets. But her Aunt Polly (Jane Wyman) is too concerned with appearances, propriety, and local politics to appreciate her effervescent niece. It isn't until the town almost loses their "Glad Girl" that Aunt Polly realizes the power of love and lightheartedness. Featuring an impressive all-star cast and a story filled with fun, laughter, and tears, POLLYANNA will inspire your entire family and prove that the art of positive thinking is just as delightful today as it was at the turn of the century!
- The See-Also, "Same Lead Performer" is British actress Hayley Mills.
- Shot in Technicolor.
- Additional cast: Jenny Egan (Mildred Snow); Gage Clarke (Mr. Murg); and Noland Leary (Mr. Thomas).
- Leon Charles was the dialogue coach.
- Copyright 1960 The Walt Disney Company.
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