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The story of the Disney Renaissance, an incredibly prolific, successful and prestigious decade lasting from 1984 to 1994 that saw the fallen Walt Disney Animation Studios' unexpected progressive triumphant return to excellence.

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Don Hahn

Writer:

Patrick Pacheco (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Hahn ... Narrator (voice)
Ron Clements ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Peter Schneider ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Roy Edward Disney ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Rob Minkoff ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Glen Keane ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Michael Eisner ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Jeffrey Katzenberg ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Mike Gabriel ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Roger Allers ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
David Pruiksma ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Gary Trousdale ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
George Scribner George Scribner ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
John Musker ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Thomas Schumacher Thomas Schumacher ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
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The story of the Disney Renaissance, an incredibly prolific, successful and prestigious decade lasting from 1984 to 1994 that saw the fallen Walt Disney Animation Studios' unexpected progressive triumphant return to excellence.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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From 1984 to 1994 a perfect storm of people and circumstances changed the face of animation forever.

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Rated PG for some thematic elements and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Persistence of Vision See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,115, 28 March 2010

Gross USA:

$80,741

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,918
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Color:

Color
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A very interesting look behind the scenes...
5 January 2016 | by osj2507See all my reviews

... from a workers point of view, at Disney as a business and the people running and leading this big-machine-of-a-corporation.

From the workers it seems that they were tossed back and fourth. they love their job, but it was and properly still is a very stressful place to work.

I didn't know all the facts of when it started, who they had been working with etc. and its really interesting to see that both Pixar and Dreamworks have been "insiders" at Disney from the beginning and themselves brown to so much. Disney have had some difficult years, but is now a very successful business again, it seems to be running smoothly.

I can only say, I love all the animations movie, and the ones from Disney have something special, Pixar and Dreamworks have their separate own style today and I love them as well, but there still is something special about a Disney release.

I must say, that their feature films of today are also very magical in a Disney kind of way, and that is also great to watch.

So to all your that was in this film and to the workers of today and tomorrow, Disney will always have a special place in many of our hearts, and it's because of all you hard working people, those who kept it together and stuck it out in the rough times and those who are still fighting this day today, to make Disney as vivid, groundbreaking and refreshing as it has always been.


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