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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)
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$80,172, 2 May 2010
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Color
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Don Hahn wanted to avoid making what he called a "talking heads documentary" where people sit in front of the camera and talk. This is why none of the interviewees appear onscreen. See more »

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References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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Magic under pressure: the business-side of Disney
29 June 2016 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

The resurgence of hand-drawn animation in the 1990s, fueled by box-office success but burdened by egos. With animator Don Bluth vacating Disney in 1979, and somewhat unscrupulously taking a large group of artists along with him, the animation arm of the Disney Company was in turmoil in 1980. With disappointing returns from "The Black Cauldron" scalding the Ink and Paint Club denizens, Roy Disney, Walt's nephew and a major supporter of Disney's animated output, brought in Michael Eisner as CEO, who in turn brought in Jeffrey Katzenberg to head up the animation division. While Katzenberg immediately rubbed his artists the wrong way, he managed to get the company on the right track, leading to major successes "The Little Mermaid", "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King" in the 1990s. This fascinating documentary from Don Hahn eschews the usual talking-heads format, moving the piece along with home movie footage, news clips, and by individual interview voice-overs from all the principals. For Disney-fanatics, it's a treasure trove of facts and financially-driven fantasy. *** from ****


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