Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney at Disney: “There’s Always Magic at the Movies”

“I think the family pictures are what people really want to see – and musicals, of course.” Mickey Rooney’s boyishly ebullient spirit could have been custom made for a lifelong Disney career. His outlook about what movies could do for the public runs parallel to Walt Disney’s vision for his young […]

Mickey Rooney, the audience’s best friend

This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and Scribe Hard on Film. Full listings for SUTS programming on Turner Classic Movies can be found HERE. As far as I am concerned, he who is tired of Rooney is tired of life. I don’t […]

IT’S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD (1963): Universal Backlot Blogathon

Kristen over at Journeys in Classic Film is hosting the Universal Backlot Blogathon this weekend to celebrate 100 years of Universal Studios films: “Have a review of a film that used the backlot (either completely or just for a scene counts)? Interested in the history of the site? As long […]


The first musical number in THE MUPPETS (2011) immediately put me in mind of the old Busby Berkeley movies of yore, and you can hardly imagine my glee at the cameo appearance of Mickey Rooney, who starred with Judy Garland in two Busby Berkeley musicals, during “Life’s a Happy Song“! The old-fashioned musical style […]