Originally Posted by lefty
It kind of does. After The Jungle Book Disney fell into a deep creative funk for almost two decades with the death of Roy Disney: The Aristocats, 1970. Robin Hood, 1973. The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh, 1977. The Rescuers, 1977. The Fox And The Hound, 1981. The Black Cauldron, 1985. The Great Mouse Detective, 1986. Oliver & Company, 1988. It wasn't until 1989 that they began to get out of it with the Eisner films now being made: The Little Mermaid, 1989. The Rescuers Down Under, 1990. Beauty And The Beast, 1991. Aladdin, 1992. The Lion King, 1994. Pocahontas, 1995. lefty
I would rate most of the first list higher than most from the second list. I believe what you are talking about is the homogenization of Disney movies into formulaic crappy musicals featuring saccharine, horrible plots and grandiose Elton John pop songs. Most of the egregious offenders are on the second list. Maybe you prefer that. I don't. I'd rather watch The Black Cauldron, The Rescuers, The Great Mouse Detective, The Sword in the Stone, The Aristocats, or Robin Hood than anything on that second list.