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American Legends (2001)

Consists of new narration by James Earl Jones, which is interspersed with the Disney shorts John Henry (2000), Johnny Appleseed (1948), Paul Bunyan (1958), and The Brave Engineer (1950).

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Cast overview:
James Earl Jones ... Himself - Host
Alfre Woodard ... Polly - Narrator (voice) (archive footage)
Geoffrey Jones Geoffrey Jones ... John Henry (voice) (archive footage)
Tim Hodge ... MacTavish (voice) (archive footage)
Dave Murray Dave Murray ... Thomas (voice) (archive footage)
Carrie Harrington Carrie Harrington ... Polly (singing voice) (archive footage)
Dennis Day ... Old Settler / Johnny Appleseed / Johnny's Angel (voice) (archive footage)
Jerry Colonna ... Narrator ('Brave Engineer') (voice) (archive footage)
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Consists of new narration by James Earl Jones, which is interspersed with the Disney shorts John Henry (2000), Johnny Appleseed (1948), Paul Bunyan (1958), and The Brave Engineer (1950).

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Disney's American Legends See more »

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Consists of the Disney shorts John Henry (2000), Paul Bunyan (1958), The Legend of Johnny Appleseed (1948), and The Brave Engineer (1950) (about Casey Jones), with introductions provided by James Earl Jones. See more »

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Classics from my childhood, plus a new classic!
25 January 2004 | by larryfoxSee all my reviews

I remember watching these classic Disney shorts on "The Wonderful World of Disney" or at school when I was a kid, and now my children can see them as well. "Paul Bunyon" was always my favorite, and I love the new "John Henry" segment, but Eddie Cantor's narration on the Casey Jones piece is just plain annoying.

James Earl Jones provides some historical background to the men behind legends.

7/10


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