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Disney Animated Movies 56 – Moana

With Moana, we’ve reached the end of this Disney Animation Studios blog marathon. I’ve been enjoying it, seeing both movies I remember fondly from my childhood, and movie’s I’ve never seen before. That said, it’s also a relief that it’s … Continue reading

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Disney Animated Movies 49 – The Princess and the Frog

Although Bolt was fairly well received by critics and even better by fans, it was only mildly successful. After a string of box office bombs and mild success stories, Disney Animation Studios and John Lasseter, head of Disney’s entire animation … Continue reading

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Disney Animated Movies 43 – Treasure Planet

This movie’s history goes as far back as when The Little Mermaid began its production. Directors Ron Clements and John Musker were interested in making Treasure Island in space. Jeffery Katzenberg, the chief of Walt Disney Studios at the time, … Continue reading

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Disney Animated Movies 35 – Hercules

When The Little Mermaid released in 1989, it earned $211 million on a $40 million budget. Unadjusted for inflation, only The Rescuers Down Under earned less in theaters during the Renaissance era. Hercules is the least profitable of the Renaissance … Continue reading

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Disney Animated Movies 31 – Aladdin

There are so many different ways to start the introduction to a movie like this, so let’s begin with Aladdin’s backstory. Aladdin is based on Aladdin and the Magic Lamp from One Thousand and One Nights, sometimes called Arabian Nights. … Continue reading

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Disney Animated Movies 28 – The Little Mermaid

While The Great Mouse Detective brought Disney Studios out of what some refer to as their first dark age, 1989’s The Little Mermaid kick started the Disney Renaissance. For pretty much the entirety of the 90’s, Disney released a major … Continue reading

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Disney Animated Movies 26 – The Great Mouse Detective

After The Black Cauldron turned out to be a financial disaster for Disney’s animation studio, the company was in trouble. They closed their original animation building, restructured the company and seriously considered shutting down their animation department entirely. However, they … Continue reading

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