What Made the Disney Renaissance Era so Special? Part 1

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    What made the Disney Renaissance Era so special? This video was originally inspired by this question and I felt like in order to properly answer it that I needed to understand the circumstances that lead up to this era. I hope you find this video to be a comprehensive understanding of Disney’s Dark Age!
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  • The Jaunty Professor
    The Jaunty Professor  2 months ago +52

    Thank you so much to everyone who watched this video! :) If you felt like it wasn't enough, don't worry, I got you. Check out, “What Made the Disney Renaissance Era so Special? PART TWO" thexvid.com/video/aqnUDxxY1qg/video.html

    • Margo Maguire
      Margo Maguire 20 days ago

      Why would I do that when this video sucked this bad?

    • ShalakumX Simba
      ShalakumX Simba 25 days ago

      @The Jaunty Professor : "Creator" ? "Brilliant" ?? Walt Disney was for his own so-called creations what Jean de La Fontaine was for Aesop's fables, Stan Lee for Marvel or Donald Trump for both his family's industrial empire and later Obama Administration's policies, mate.

    • momokemi
      momokemi Month ago

      why ya voice keep cracking

    • Chris Sheedy
      Chris Sheedy Month ago

      Great video! One small nit: it's *"Chairman", not "Charmain."*

    • Fanhobby Friki
      Fanhobby Friki Month ago

      Today Disney represents mediocrity and evil with his ideological fanaticism of the SJW sect.

  • Aaron Bradley
    Aaron Bradley 4 hours ago


  • MeltedVelveeta CheeseSauce

    I kind of like Secret of NIMH because of the characters. However, I prefer other movies than Secret of NIMH. I love An American Tail because it's fun!~ Thanks Don Bluth. Remember, just because Don Bluth's Secret of NIMH is a visual masterpiece, that doesn't he's perfect. Don Bluth and Disney have something in common, they made a awesome movies and they did make mistakes sometimes. To be honest, I'm more of a Disney person then a Don Bluth.

  • Jerad Hernandez
    Jerad Hernandez Day ago

    Nice video, even though the sword and the stone and robin hood are two of my childhood favorites.

  • Everything Cool
    Everything Cool 3 days ago +1

    Walt Disney caused the recession that's what you just said

  • Ádám Varga
    Ádám Varga 4 days ago

    Pure existential nihilism in one shot.
    I'm depressed.

  • TikiKrissy
    TikiKrissy 5 days ago


  • M Chambers
    M Chambers 5 days ago

    While I agree with most of what you say a problem is that people nit pick the worst Disney films from 1961-1988 and the best films from 1989-2000. 'The Black Calderon' is great film! Darker was a better way to go. The fact that Disney didn't even bother to release it on home video is downright embarrassing. Many films which under preformed at the box office made more money and became better known than on video. A good example is 'Braveheart.' A movie has to be really great to get people to sit in a theater for THREE HOURS! It was also poorly marketed. On video the film became well known and loved.

  • Paul Holmes
    Paul Holmes 6 days ago

    Some of my all time favourite Disney films are from this era. The animation may be cheap but the films are fun and forever enjoyable. The Rescuers, The Jungle Book, Robin Hood, The Great Mouse Detective. I'd watch them over the earlier films (and some of the later ones) any day.

  • owen c.
    owen c. 6 days ago

    a land before time was such a huge part of my childhood i was obsessed with it for a while. and i always loved the secret of nimh too. don bluth's work is so great

  • Darkless4X
    Darkless4X 7 days ago

    Back when Disney was so original & worth the entertainment. Nowadays Disney just wants to take over other movie franchises & make garbage sequels that no one cares for.

  • Jarlborg1984
    Jarlborg1984 9 days ago

    Dumb. Disney sucks and the handful of good Disney movies were made during this time - the sword in the stone, robin hood, fox and the hound. the secret of nihm is probably the best animated movie ever and definitely better than anything from Disney. Everything after this is stupid. Lion king, aladdin, etc. you can tell from the style of drawing..big fat lines...looks horrible. garbage. now everything is pixar which is even worse.

  • Abbimation
    Abbimation 9 days ago

    I do agree with the dark age begin in 1961, John Lasseter was right! Xerography nearly killed the art style what Disney once have from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Sleepy Beauty. And the direction the animation division was going at the time before Micheal Eisner comes along.

  • AYellowBarn
    AYellowBarn 10 days ago +5

    i liked the black cauldron. imagine a live action of that. would be bad ass!

  • Campbell Animation
    Campbell Animation 10 days ago

    The introduction of xeroxing did not produce low quality animation, if anything the artists true drawing was actually seen on the screen as originally intended. However I will agree that with the xerox process also bring through the rough lines too it did make the overall quality of the image a lot rougher

  • TheMissingLink
    TheMissingLink 12 days ago +2

    The Black Cauldron is a wonderful movie.

  • Lyndii Mey
    Lyndii Mey 12 days ago +1

    *(((New Leadership)))*

  • munky82
    munky82 13 days ago

    I was 6 years old when The Little Mermaid came out. I always remembered Disney as a brand that brings out an awesome movie every year, and their television shows were amazing (Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers, Talespin, Ducktales etc). Interesting hearing about the "ages"

  • Luna Lovegood
    Luna Lovegood 13 days ago

    One thing that wasn’t mentioned here was how important The Great Mouse Detective really was. If you watch the SuperCarlinBrothers video about it, you’ll find that that movie, despite it not doing as well as An American Tail, saved Disney! It was a box office success and it was the starting point to the return of their creativity and innovation, namely regarding the computer graphics used in the famous Big Ben scene. They ended up using the money they made from that movie to make The Little Mermaid, so really without The Great Mouse Detective, the Renaissance wouldn’t have happened

  • L V
    L V 13 days ago

    You explain that their current ways (at the time) were not sustainable and then fault them for coming up with ways to make it sustainable AND profitable? You can't do business if you don't make money. Also, how did Dalmatians (and other movies after that) compromise animation quality?

  • letzgoterps
    letzgoterps 16 days ago

    Your opinion is trash due to either not understanding art or having so much hate for capitalism that you can't see that the art thru were doing was great

  • Tiffany Johnson
    Tiffany Johnson 17 days ago +1

    Man, a lot of my favorites came from the “Dark Ages”.

    • Zeburaman2005
      Zeburaman2005 14 days ago

      Most of mine are from the "Dark Ages", too. Also, first time I hear that period being called that. And I'm honestly not a big fan of the "Renaissance".

  • Keith Hoffmaster
    Keith Hoffmaster 17 days ago

    And in 2018/2019...Disney would purchase those animated properties that gave it such headaches in years past: An American Tail, All Dogs Go to Heaven, The Land Before Time....Anastasia....when Disney Bought 20th Century Fox.

    Paradoxically...I actually think that Disney is the best home for these properties. Now now, hear me out here. Disney was blindsided by The Secret of Nimh.

    I myself can attest to just how much that one film has been a part of my childhood. And that's what Disney covets...it's what they *LIVE* for...poor unfortunate souls such as...oh wait, I'm getting sucked into a Disney song, aren't I? Damnit....

    EGPMH 17 days ago

    I think the dark age was in the early 2000's there were tons of great Disney animated movies in the 60's through 90's; but in the 2000's you had the awful Doug movie, a bunch of sequels (not saying they were terrible movies just saying they were dependent on them), and even brought for a bunch of bad remakes and remasters and even sequels to movies from 30 to 70 years prior i.e. Bambi 2, Peter Pan 2, all the Cinderella sequels, and about 5 Winnie the Pooh sequels. Plus they heavily depended on other studies such as Tim Burton Productions, Studio Ghibli, UTV Motion Pictures, ImageMovers, Yash Raj Films, Vangaurd Animation, C.O.R.E., and Starz Animation.

  • 60sisthashit
    60sisthashit 18 days ago

    Lol. So this video is about trying to put down the greatest Disney-movies of all time. Hahahaha.

  • Boom Dos
    Boom Dos 20 days ago

    The initial films of the so-called "renaissance" were magnificent: Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Lion King and Aladdin. The last 5 films of the 90s were pure junk + El Dorado from 2000. Lilo and Stitch was ok, they're going in the right direction, and here comes Nemo saving their ass from another "Dark age"

  • Syanna’s Stressed Out Soup

    Yikes, I loved “The Black Cauldron”

  • Conner Shield
    Conner Shield 22 days ago +1

    You're the "ThE MaNgA Is BeTtEr ThAn ThE AnImAtIoN" kinda guy or "ThE SuB Is BeTtEr ThAn ThE dUb"

  • Lee Crowe
    Lee Crowe 23 days ago

    OK, you lost me when you said that the dark age started with "101 Dalmatians"...(I'm an animator and animation historian.)

  • Co.crimson 2234
    Co.crimson 2234 23 days ago

    I loved alot of those movies that he considers bad

  • Laura Westenra
    Laura Westenra 23 days ago

    All of my favorite Disney movies are from the so-called dark age. Those films have a warmth and storybook coziness to them you don't find in the gaudy, hyper-produced films. much better characters, better writing, far less cringe than the flatter, more obnoxious characters and tacky color scheme that came in the late 80s and 90s. .

  • John Kroener
    John Kroener 24 days ago

    I wonder, from a source material perspective, what people more knowledgeable than myself on the industry make of the notion that Disney 1990s return to stories founded in legend and mythology (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Hunchback, The Lion King, etc) as opposed to newer, one might argue more original material?
    Frozen obviously could also be included in this list, though really an entirely different era. There’s something Shakespearean in that: that the studios greatest artistic successes were those based on ancient or existing stories that resonated because they felt elemental and the artists could place more emphasis on execution of the material. I don’t know the history of Disney as deeply as some others though, so this might not hold true absolutely.
    As a side note, I probably haven’t seen Sleeping Beauty since I was 8 years old: it looks AMAZING! Seems to be right in the sweet spot in terms of life-like movement and magical fluidity, plus the colors are breathtaking. One can definitely see how the “dark ages” were a step backwards by contrast.
    What do people think of how songs played into all this? As a musical theatre actor, it strikes me that Disney only started producing true standards of repertoire in the 90s. There are a few exceptions like “Once Upon A Dream” which was based an a Tchaikovsky melody, and “So This Is Love”, but the really there seem to be far more singable numbers in the 90s and 00s, which you can see reflected at any musical theatre audition call today. Any thoughts?

  • Shannon Cusick
    Shannon Cusick 24 days ago

    Jesus christ what is wrong with you, man?

  • b.williams
    b.williams 24 days ago

    Even if we accept your premise that xerography = poor quality = poor films, an animated movie is more than just it's animation. Lets take 101 Dalmatians and the Jungle Book, for example. What about their soundtrack? What about their voice actors? What did the critics say? (They freaking loved them, and still do, by the way) And maybe more important than all of these elements, what stories do they tell? Good stories. Entertaining stories. Enduring stories. I don't really think it's fair to lump those two into the Dark Ages purely because you don't like their animation.

  • Anna 3084
    Anna 3084 24 days ago

    Listen, say what you want about The Black Cauldron, but it's still my favorite Disney movie ever

  • Megalus Doomslayer
    Megalus Doomslayer 24 days ago

    The black cauldron sucked because it was a half-assed abridgment of the chronicles of Prydain. You can't make a so-so abridgement of a so-so series and expect good results.

  • Ana Marie Delos Santos
    Ana Marie Delos Santos 24 days ago +1

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  • Kip Loretta
    Kip Loretta 24 days ago


  • G94
    G94 24 days ago

    well 101 dalmatians is my fav movie ever. so goodbye.

  • ShalakumX Simba
    ShalakumX Simba 25 days ago

    "Creator" ? "Brilliant" ?? Walt Disney was for his own so-called creations what Jean de La Fontaine was for Aesop's fables, Stan Lee for Marvel or Donald Trump for both his family's industrial empire and later Obama Administration's policies, mate.

  • Lawson Vaughan
    Lawson Vaughan 25 days ago +1

    The fox and the hound fucking slaps change my mind

  • Oggatha Christie
    Oggatha Christie 26 days ago +3

    Heh, I like how TJP lionizes Don Bluth for Secret of Nimh, American Tail, & the Land Before Time...all of which used xerography as well.
    If you're gonna bash xerography, be consistent about it.

    • Lee Crowe
      Lee Crowe 23 days ago

      Ugh -- if he think Bluth is a good storyteller, he's lost me further. Good animator, not so good at storytelling.

  • Sister Wendy Beckett
    Sister Wendy Beckett 26 days ago +1

    Wow! You actually think that the string of animated Disney films of the 1990s was all THAT? I mean THE LION KING, most definitely! THE LITTLE MERMAID, ALADDIN & BEAUTY & THE BEAST, yeah, I guess so, maybe.... But... the rest of them? Dude.... POCAHONTAS? TARZAN? HERCULES? HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME? RESCUERS DOWN UNDER? MULAN? A GOOFY MOVIE? FANTASIA 2000??? All of them: sheit! Absolute, unequivocable sheit! .... You actually have the temerity of pronouncing the sum of these embarrassing titles a tangible `renaissance?' Good God, man!... I'd gladly take SLEEPING BEAUTY, THE RESCUERS, MARY POPPINS or even the lowly THREE CABALLEROS (which many feel to be an actual low point in the studios output) any olde day over this crass, formulaic, tired-ass common-denominator commercial bullshit!!

  • Chapel Montoya
    Chapel Montoya 27 days ago

    Great job, very informative. I tend to ignore these types of videos but yours manage to catch my attention.

  • 2mwillis
    2mwillis 27 days ago

    Don bluth is a fucking OG pimp

  • 2mwillis
    2mwillis 27 days ago

    Walt was a true supporter of Hitler.. hail Walt Disney

  • Steven Elston
    Steven Elston 27 days ago


    KILLTHe BODY 27 days ago

    Love the 80’s Disney movies: Oliver in company, the black cauldron etc classics to me

  • CartoonCritter1985
    CartoonCritter1985 28 days ago

    Very interesting Disney history here, thanks for posting!

  • Dime TheDude
    Dime TheDude 28 days ago

    So what’s this poop era of Disney we’re in now?

  • Rationalific
    Rationalific 28 days ago

    You're on point with this. One other thing to consider is the "limited animation" that destroyed most animation from the 1950s until the Disney Renaissance (and currently hurts post-Renaissance 2D American animation).

  • Polona Florijancic
    Polona Florijancic 28 days ago

    he should have just said the animation looked less polished. I love the way the dalmatians look. it's magical. same for the artistocats.

  • Emily Burden
    Emily Burden 28 days ago

    I don't care what anyone says, 101 Dalmations, The Arisocats and Robin Hood are still my all time favourite films.

  • WWolfff 358
    WWolfff 358 29 days ago +1

    My favourite Disney or probably all time movie (The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh) came from the Dark Age!!!

  • SephiMasamune
    SephiMasamune 29 days ago

    Tbh i like the 'rougher' style of animation that defined the 70s and 80s Disney films. 101 Dalmatians, Robin Hood, The Sword in the Stone, The Rescuers, The Fox and the Hound, The Aristocats, The Great Mouse Detective, Oliver & Co. All brilliant movies in their own right. The animation is not of a lesser quality, it's just a different style and personally i like it. I will agree that The Little Mermaid did launch the Renaissance and has an overall more polished style, but that does neccesarily make it a better movie? Not in my book.

  • Lyseas
    Lyseas Month ago

    I like the Dark Age Disney... I like the darker tone. Maybe because I grew up with them.

  • Hammad Irfan
    Hammad Irfan Month ago

    Animes still better.

  • Coolestmovies
    Coolestmovies Month ago

    I knew within the first ten seconds this was going to be a screed against xerography. For fuck’s sake, hopefully you got over it since creating this video.
    That process made the movies profitable. It’s a BUSINESS. It exists to make money. When methods become expensive, you find new methods. People will bitch, but those people would rather a studio DIE from ever increasing costs of doing things the old way than embrace a more economic model with its own artistic merit.
    Times change, but clearly some people are STILL unable to accept it. Bluth tried to keep that “old magic” alive, and after just TWO hit movies (American Tale, Land Before Time) he continued to crank out “old-style animation” movies - many of which RE-USED animation cycles from earlier works - that no one bothered to go and see. Remember Thumbelina? Pebble and the Penguin? Didn’t think so.
    Xerography wasn’t the death of animation. The works still required the work of animators, designers, painters, everyone. But it added an assembly line aspect that proved beautiful art - like so many of those 60’s and 70’s box office SUCCESSES - could be done without bankrupting the studio.
    The “dark” era you refer to frankly can not be discussed without looking at the bigger problems of the entire Walt Disney Corp at the time, in particular the execs who green-lit just ONE animated feature that didn’t connect with audiences (The Black Cauldron, followed one year later by The Great Mouse Detective, which marked the TRUE beginning of the supposed “Renaissance”) but also green-lit a HIGHER number of costly and unsuccessful live action movies released by Disney from the late 70’s through to the creation of Silver Screen Partners, Touchstone and Hollywood Pictures in the mid-80’s, when the ENTIRE COMPANY found its footing. Not that I care to watch any follow ups after this, but hopefully any such videos will address THAT, because it’s a story much bigger than just the animation division.

  • Loritorinco
    Loritorinco Month ago

    But damn Disney fans are so weak and can’t handle dark stuff. 😂

  • Loritorinco
    Loritorinco Month ago

    So many Disney dick riders 😂 your champion is no god.

  • Bluntteh
    Bluntteh Month ago

    Great video! But that ending was abrupt hella

  • fuzzywzhe
    fuzzywzhe Month ago

    What's funny is that in the 1990's I was just out of college, and I witnessed the "renaissance of Disney" as an entirely formulaic, cynical, corporate cash grab.
    These were billed as "instant classics", what they really were, were cheap copies of actual classics.
    Can you name the source material? Because I'm not going to help, but all of these so-called instant classics borrowed if not entirely, but very heavily, from other source material. Remember, Disney is a business, their job isn't to entertain you, it's to make money off from you.

  • This Charming LoveHound

    Black Cauldron crew checking in.

  • Cory Macgowan
    Cory Macgowan Month ago

    Holy vocal fry alert.
    Really smart video though. Well done.

  • AeneasGemini
    AeneasGemini Month ago +1

    Disney only went into decline recently, when they stopped doing animated musical films and started focusing on awful live action (Black cauldron was actually great, but meh, different strokes). They're producing nothing of substance and have to fall back on re-animating old stories, problem with re-animation is that all it produces is soulless monsters

  • Alex
    Alex Month ago +1

    I disagree that Xerox in itself was bad, the way they used it was the problem. It also didnt help that the stories they were telling ranged from dull to flat out bad. It didnt have the awe and wonder because the storytelling and the ideas weren't up to par.

  • Gregor Clegane
    Gregor Clegane Month ago

    So Disney vs Land Before Time's animator was the WWE vs WCW of the animation world.

  • Rhys Thomas
    Rhys Thomas Month ago

    It's funny how everyone says 'dwarves' (said here in the reference to Snow White). The actual English plural of 'dwarf' is 'dwarfs' and the film is titled 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'. It was Tolkien who created the word 'dwarves' to refer to the race that live in Middle Earth, which he specifies are a race of their own and are not 'dwarfs'.

  • Poop Poo
    Poop Poo Month ago

    Jesus dude, why do you sound like such a brat?

  • Save the Rhino
    Save the Rhino Month ago

    7:00 "CharMain" ? Seriously ?

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  • Litebodie
    Litebodie Month ago


  • Henry McCoy
    Henry McCoy Month ago +1

    well you are wrong
    the 101 dalmations was great, a box office smash and stills stands up today
    go back to your bridge, troll

  • Evelyn Samuel
    Evelyn Samuel Month ago

    I remember seeing the black cauldron in theaters. I was about eight, and a huge fan of disney movies at the time. I remember how I felt watching it, and how disappointed I was in the whole experience. See, it wasn't that it was too dark. I was a very progressive eight year old, and had watched much scarier stuff. The issue I had, at the time, was that, at least for a disney movie... it was boring. It didn't hold my attention for more than a minute.

  • elrond3737
    elrond3737 Month ago

    "Transition into something incredible" That is until they bought Star Wars and destroyed it.

    • Karl Karlos
      Karl Karlos Month ago

      George Lucas destroyed Star Wars long before he sold it to Disney. Now change your diapers, you are beginning to smell.

  • James Moore VOCALS
    James Moore VOCALS Month ago

    Voice break after every phrase. What a talent haha. Decent content however mate.

  • Kirby Saxton
    Kirby Saxton Month ago

    Xerography wasn’t “discovered”, it was developed by Ub Iwerks for animation from a process that was invented in the 40s by Chester Carlson. And I think the notion that xerography necessarily compromises the quality of animation is pretty silly. A lot of the animators celebrated this development, as their drawings were able to be put directly onto the screen. The “hand-drawn” sketch quality of 101 Dalmatians and many of the films of that period has incredible aesthetic value that is completely different but just as valid as the cel-painted process of the earlier films.
    Also... Don Bluth used Xerography. Secret of Nimh was created using Xerox technology. I think you’re video misses the mark on why the films of the dark age are inferior. For one, if you’re attacking this from an aesthetic perspective, Disney was recycling animation and had severely limited use of the multi plane camera, which meant that their animation lacked the depth they were famous for after Bambi. But I really think that what’s missing here is something less tangible, less explainable: the writing. The story. The characters. The emotion. It’s something you can’t quantify with “facts” or “dates”, so it’s harder to make a video essay about it. But that challenge needs to be faced responsibly if you’re going to make analytical videos. This period was considered a low point in the history of the company because the films weren’t connecting with the audience. You can’t attribute that to a technological process.

    • Kirby Saxton
      Kirby Saxton Month ago

      Side note: Little Mermaid, the movie that everyone agrees brought the company into the renaissance period, used Xerography.

  • Realityis Yourperception

    I was born in 88 and i cant help but feel the almost crappy look of Robin hood, the great mouse detective, the rescuers, and the fox and the hound were to me Disney's golden age and had a great story and artistically looked great. This modern cgi and almost flawless look of modern cartoons almost kills it for me. Damn, guess I'm the old fart now and my kids can say "GET WITH THE TIMES DAD" sheesh. Excuse me, I can hear you. Lol Story arc of life right.

  • Adrián Sanabria Sanabria

    The remember seeing the black cauldron some 10 years ago and, from a certain point of view, it was pretty much a lotr ripoff, I know about the books and that it is a completely different story but yes, it still seems to be a lotr copy, but with a princess.

  • Danny Simion
    Danny Simion Month ago

    I love your historical perspective on the days leading up and during Disney’s dark ages an important era in this company’s history that would lead up to my childhood growing up in the Renaissance era!! Starting with that red haired little mermaid…

  • NordicHellas
    NordicHellas Month ago

    No idea why Sleeping Beauty wasn't a major hit. Such a beautiful and good quality film. Black Cauldron I enjoyed, and again have no idea why that wouldn't be a hit. Think they were trying to appeal to people with good tastes and intelligence rather than too kids with ADHD.

  • ilbv5
    ilbv5 Month ago +1

    I disagree with whole alot of this video.

  • Kyle Leland
    Kyle Leland Month ago

    Robin Hood and The Fox & The Hound are 2 of Disney's best films.. Dark Ages??

  • ASMCartoons
    ASMCartoons Month ago

    What a waste of time. You didn't like some of their cartoons, but time has affirmed that they are classics and innovative in their own right. Thumbs down.

  • Chillton
    Chillton Month ago

    Bollocks. Those xerographed animations are best looking ones. They have this ore organic, live personality, preserved from original, gesture drawn frames of the animators, unlike the polished, sterile, cleaned up cells. It's like with Pixar. The moment they've made a smashing hit with Toy Story, a bunch of corporate idiots attributed that to the fact Toy Story was 3D. And so we were served a bunch of forgettable crap in the '90s that wasn't Pixar. Nowadays, Toy Story's visuals, though still great, look dated compared to it's 3rd outing. But it's still a great watch, because... COMPELLING STORY, spot on STORYtelling, fleshed out, relatable characters. You can sprinkle glitter over a dog shit, and wrap it in fancy paper and shiny ribbons, but it will still be a dog shit at it's core.

    • Chillton
      Chillton Month ago

      And Don Bluth left, because the stories were exactly that, sterile, sugar coated, meaningless. That's Why Secret of Nimh, American Tale, Land Before Time still look like Disney, use xerograph and rotoscope, but it gives you nightmares throughout what the characters has to endure in order to earn their happy ending. Tough, life teaching stories with stakes, and message.

  • Hungarian Nationalist
    Hungarian Nationalist Month ago +1

    Grown children talking about animation for cartoons in the comments. LOL

  • Albert Guerrero
    Albert Guerrero Month ago

    You know nothing Jaunt Snow...

  • Andrae Elite
    Andrae Elite Month ago

    I'll call it the Bronze Age because Aristocats, Fox and the hound, Oliver and Company,etc were classics in their own right. I will never fault a company for taking chances on original stories.

  • Seth Whorl
    Seth Whorl Month ago

    I was a fan of the fox and the hound...

  • RachAel
    RachAel Month ago

    If you didn’t like Oliver and Company, fuuuuuuuuuuck youuuuuuuuu!

  • Paul Kyriazi
    Paul Kyriazi Month ago

    Great information and visuals. Lots of things I didn't know, even though I've read lots of books and seen lots of videos. Good job.

  • David P
    David P Month ago

    this is the best video about animation ever. You're awesome

  • James
    James Month ago

    And now they're ramping up to crash the entire movie industry.

  • Shmaynoria
    Shmaynoria Month ago

    There's nothing inherently great about this era of movies, it's just a generational thing. The Aristocats, The Fox and the Hound, and The Great Mouse Detective ("Dark Age" Disney films), though less popular, could be considered far superior films through an artistic / critical lens than the vastly more popular "Renaissance Era" films such as The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, or Pocahontas.
    Only one thing can be certain, and that is that Disney stopped making good films altogether in the 2000s, and computer animation will never be a good substitute for the artform of traditional animation, which we have now lost forever.

  • TheBrutal757Channel

    Honestly, the late 60's and 70's were when a lot of my favorite Disney films were made, such as Jungle Book, Aristocats, Robin Hood, and Sword in the Stone. I'm not saying they were the best films, but I liked those movies more for the characters, stories, and dialogue (and music in Jungle Book's case) than the animation.

  • Peter Kaminsky
    Peter Kaminsky Month ago

    101 Dalmatians takes place in contemporary times, being animated like Sleeping Beauty would not have fit as well. The animation may have been a stylistic choice as well as having the benefit of being cheaper

  • Daniel de Solano
    Daniel de Solano Month ago

    The live action remakes are the pinnacle of the new dark age that Disney is experimenting

  • ArkhamInmateE32b
    ArkhamInmateE32b Month ago

    Multiplane camera- now THAT was technology worth investing in. It created new possibilities. Xerography just did the same old job but cheaper and crappier. That being said, the commenter RooflessLA does a great job of countering most everything in this video. And he's right, Bluth films don't really give up as well as people remember them. Bluth storytelling was always weak.

  • Smooth Triston
    Smooth Triston Month ago

    I fucking love the black cauldron.

  • Violet Whitaker
    Violet Whitaker Month ago

    I love the land before time