Hey all…I’m still battling a cold, but reviews for Oliver & Company and Mary Poppins are on the way. Our recent contests to win copies of Oliver plus other recent Disney releases of Space Buddies and The Secret Of The Magic Gourd have now ended, so check out to see if you won!

Yesterday also marked the start of another contest here at Animated News & Views, and our biggest one yet: we have over $200 worth of classic Disney DVDs amounting to no less than ten movies, including Sleeping Beauty, Dr. Syn, Mary Poppins, a trio of Dalmatians, a double helping of Mulan and a dollop of south of the border comedy in the Classic Caballeros Collection (with Saludos Amigos and its sequel The Three Caballeros), all in one big bundle up for grabs to the person who correctly predicts as many wins as possible at the 80th Annual Academy Awards, being held on Sunday February 22 in Hollywood and showing at 8pm ET on ABC. Just follow this link to sign up, jump in and win a chance to waltz away with a very cool collection of discs that will complement (or kickstart!) your own Disney library!

Stay tooned! — Ben.