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.

Director:

Don Hahn

Writer:

Patrick Pacheco (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Hahn ... Narrator (voice)
Ron Clements ... Self (voice) (archive footage)
Peter Schneider ... Self (voice) (archive footage)
Roy Edward Disney ... Self (voice) (archive footage)
Rob Minkoff ... Self (voice) (archive footage)
Glen Keane ... Self (voice) (archive footage)
Michael Eisner ... Self (voice) (archive footage)
Jeffrey Katzenberg ... Self (voice) (archive footage)
Mike Gabriel ... Self (voice) (archive footage)
Roger Allers ... Self (voice) (archive footage)
David Pruiksma ... Self (voice) (archive footage)
Gary Trousdale ... Self (voice) (archive footage)
George Scribner George Scribner ... Self (voice) (archive footage)
John Musker ... Self (voice) (archive footage)
Thomas Schumacher Thomas Schumacher ... Self (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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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

It is mentioned in the film that Frank Wells called the Disney studio at 3am to find out what Goofy's original name was (Dippy Dawg). See more »

Quotes

Peter Schneider: People always talked about Roy as the idiot nephew. That was his nickname. Nothing could be further from the truth. He was smart, unassuming and powerful. You could easily underestimate him, but you did so at your own peril.
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Connections

References Fun and Fancy Free (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody Wants To Be A Cat
from The AristoCats (1970)
Written by Floyd Huddleston and Al Rinker
Performed by Phil Harris, Scatman Crothers, Thurl Ravenscroft and Liz English
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Great for Basic Information
10 June 2011 | by cannedgravySee all my reviews

I'm an avid fan of Disney and Disney history. I was elated to hear about this documentary and bought the DVD. Absolutely fascinating subject if you care anything for the history of Disney's place in the entertainment world. It was great to see all the archived footage from the 80s and 90s.

My only gripes with this doc is that there's SO much stuff to cover it can't possibly be done with the confines of a feature length. So to me it felt very rushed as they were pushing through subjects and materials really fast. You may think you'll get a lot of John Lasseter in this and Tim Burton but you don't. they only mention Nightmare Before Christmas and move on. A bit dissatisfying for me since I'm fascinated in the outside people who were working for Disney at the time.

All in all a great Doc on a fascinating subject. But it felt rushed and leaves out quite a bit of stuff I felt should have been mentioned. Maybe one day Ken Burns will make a doc on the subject and I'll finally get my 10 DVD box set! Until then, it's great for the basics. Still a MUST SEE for Disney fans!!! Go see it!


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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
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