It’s another post of why the 90’s ruled! I was certain I had stuff to post, but now it’s slipped my mind. For the other parts, click on the following links:
My Reasons Why the 90’s Ruled or Not – Part I
My Reasons Why the 90’s Ruled or Not – Part II
When I was little, I had the pleasure to watch a lot of Disney stuff… stuff which my dad got hold of god knows how~ I only remember seeing the logo for something called Videorama. The thing is, he got me loads of tapes… Betamax tapes of old cartoons, and later we transfered them to VHS tapes. I got to watch The Sword in the Stone (1963), The Three Caballeros (1944)… oh man! I used to sing (and still sing) along to Os Quindins de Yaya!!! What other Disney… I mean, other than the classics like Snow White, or Sleeping Beauty… or The Little Mermaid, I got the chance to see Song of the South, Mouse Detective… I got the chance to see loads of Disney shorts, now included in the Walt Disney Treasures – Silly Symphonies and More Silly Symphonies~~ like Little Hiawhatta, Mother Goose Melodies, The Grasshopper and the Ants, The Tortoise and the Hare, and Elmer Elephant. I mean, I grew up with those… and miss them loads!
I am of the opinion everyone should grow up watching those to appreciate and understand animation. Anyway, those are Disney of MY 90’s, but here’s a list of Theatrical Animated Disney Releases:
- The Little Mermaid (Nov. 1989) – so this is technically almost a 90’s
- The Rescuers Down Under (1990) – Bernardo y Bianca!!
- Beauty and the Beast (1991) – Modern Classic Disney!
- Aladdin (1992) – Prince Ali! Fabulous he! Ali-ah Bah Buah!
- The Lion King (1994) – Another Modern Classic Disney!
- Pocahontas (1995)
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
- Hercules (1997)
- Mulan (1998) – I’ll make a man out of you!!
- Tarzan (1999) – This is one of Amy’s faves… the animation is rocking!
- Fantasia 2000 – which was also a 1999 release
Another fantastic Disney/Buena Vista animated film, The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), with one of my favorite characters! Jack Skellington! What’s this!! What’s this!!!
The 90’s also saw the BOOM! of animation master house Pixar (which was founded only 2 days before my birth date, on Feb. 3 1986! **snap**), that released Toy Story in 1995, following it with 1998’s release of A Bug’s Life, and ended 1999 with Toy Story 2.
That was back in the day, when all movie studios didn’t cash in on animation, and left animation to those who knew. Now the market is so saturated, we get at least 10 animated releases, instead of 1 or 2 quality ones. And sadly, 99,9% of them are on 3D, and classical animation has been long left to the sidelines, which is why I’m looking forward to some new Disney animation!
Holy Frijole! A whole why the 90’s ruled on Disney. ha! So I guess it’s fair to say Disney rocked in the 90’s/ Login off now, nites!