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1) This is a pretty neat video.

2) I kinda wish it was longer, with more clips.

3) One of these things is not like the others.

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  • FigmentJedi

    I’m guessing Dinosaur is your problem? It’s been considered a part of the canon for a while now, though it wasn’t at first

  • They started losing me after #17… maybe I’m too old to be a princess?

  • Julia

    Bolt? computer generated?

  • Figment got it right out of the gate :)

    I keep meaning to go back and determine when they decided to sneak that in. Remember in the early part of this decade when they said they were going to stop using the numbers? Those were crazy times.

  • Eilonwy

    Yeah, I never counted on the Disney Computer animated features to be a part of “The Disney Animated Motion Pictures.” I mean, call me confused but “Peter Pan: Return to Neverland” was released in theaters and not counted here, yet “The Rescuers Down Under” is counted. “Victory Through Air Power” also should technically be here, too, if we are counting the whole kit and kaboodle.

    Personally, I loved “Tangled,” though it could have been better (starting with the name being “Rapunzel.”)

  • FigmentJedi

    Peter Pan 2 and Jungle Book 2 were by the Disney Toon Studios (which made all of the direct to video junk), not Feature Animation where Down Under was produced under. And Victory Thru Air Power is more live-action anyways

  • That’s correct… “Return to Neverland” was part of the “MovieToon” line of theatrical releases that were created by what was, essentially, Disney’s television animation unit (they went by a few different names over the years.) The first of these was “Ducktales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp”. Other films from the unit include “A Goofy Movie” (and its sequel), “The Tigger Movie”, and several others from the early part of the decade.

    “Victory Through Air Power” gets lumped in with those live-action/animation hybrids like “The Reluctant Dragon,” “Song of the South,” “Mary Poppins,” etc, which never appear on this list (despite the fact that “Saludos Amigos” and “The Three Caballeros” included lots of live-action.)

    Basically it’s a construct that was created for marketing in the late 80s and early 90s, but the thread that connects the “official” list is that they were created by the animation unit of the Walt Disney Studios/Walt Disney Feature Animation/Walt Disney Animation Studios. Even the CG films like Bolt and Tangled were made by this division, which goes all the way back to Snow White.

    All of them, that is, except for “Dinosaur.” It was created by a separate division called The Secret Lab, which was put together to make CG films. It was disbanded after the film flopped. So its inclusion does not make sense – if it’s “official” then why not the MovieToons? Why not the awful Zemeckis mocap films? Why not the Selick stop-motion films?

    Of course, it’s all semantics, but that’s what fanboys like me are for :)

  • Eilonwy

    I see.

    I was gonna say that “Saludos Amigos” and “The Three Caballeros” did contain live action. I just noticed no “The Nightmare Before Christmas” either! :( I guess that wasn’t Walt Disney Studios/Walt Disney Feature Animation/Walt Disney Animation Studios either.

    I remember hearing that for the 50th film, Disney had planned to do a “search for Mickey” film? I guess this either was a rumor or a thing that fell apart given the various Disney Interactive plots: Kingdom Hearts series and now Epic Mickey (which I am dying to play!!)

  • Yeah the “search for Mickey” rumor was from quite a long while ago – I think it was probably a real rumor, but that was before they killed their 2D animation slate after “Home on the Range” and switched to all-CG before Eisner left and Pixar arrived.

  • Funkybat

    I was wondering how they got to fifty. I thought we were at about 45 or so.

    I’m sorry, but there is no way I’m counting “Dinosaur” as part of the canon.

    “Home on the Range?” Yes.
    “Chicken Little?” Ehhhh.. Yes.
    “Dinosaur?” I would put it in a class all itself. I personally see it as a noble experiment with a underwhemling story and characters, but it’s really got no connection to the “normal” Disney animated features.

  • Funkybat

    I too was looking forward to that “Search for Mickey” film, but even back then, I put the odds of it actually being made at about 20%. I also was looking forward to that “Disney Villains: project, but was equally un-surprised when it never happened.

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