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American Legends [2001] (1 disc)

Director:Lara Shapiro
Writer:Shirley Pierce
Length:57 minutes
Sorting Category:Kids
Sorting Tub:Bravo
IMDB Rating:7.1/10
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: 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).

Reaction: Well done and fun. I grew up with these (except John Henry which was added later) and I've loved them my whole life.

Personal Rating: 8/10

Select Guest Cast
Alfre Woodard => Narrator (voice) / Polly (John Henry)
Carrie Harrington => Polly - Singing (voice) (John Henry)
Dave Murray => Thomas (voice) (John Henry)
Geoffrey Jones => John Henry (voice) (John Henry)
Tim Hodge => MacTavish (voice) (John Henry)
Bill Lee => Chorus (as The Mellomen) (voice) (Paul Bunyan)
Bob Stevens => Chorus (as The Mellomen) (voice) (Paul Bunyan)
Dal McKennon => Cal McNab (voice) (Paul Bunyan)
Max Smith => Chorus (as The Mellomen) (voice) (Paul Bunyan)
Parley Baer => Chris Crosshaul / Prologue Narrator (voice) (Paul Bunyan)
The Mellomen => Chorus (voice) (Paul Bunyan)
Thurl Ravenscroft => Paul Bunyan (voice) (Paul Bunyan)
Bud Linn => Singer (as The King's Men) (The Brave Engineer)
Jerry Colonna => Narrator (voice) (The Brave Engineer)
Jon Dodson => Singer (as The King's Men) (The Brave Engineer)
Ken Darby => Singer (as The King's Men) (The Brave Engineer)
Rad Robinson => Singer (as The King's Men) (The Brave Engineer)
The King's Men => The King's Men (The Brave Engineer)
Dennis Day => The Old Settler / Johnny Appleseed / Johnny's Angel (voice) (The Legend of Johnny Appleseed)
Lara Shapiro => Director
Jack Kinney => Director
Les Clark => Director
Mark Henn => Director
Wilfred Jackson => Director
Shirley Pierce => Writer / Writer
Broose Johnson => Writer
Dick Kinney => Writer
Dick Shaw => Writer
Erdman Penner => Writer
Jesse Marsh => Writer
Joe Rinaldi => Writer
Lance Nolley => Writer
Ted Berman => Writer
Tim Hodge => Writer
Winston Hibler => Writer
James Earl Jones => Host / Host