alice in wonderland (1949)

ever-smiling-maze  asked:

this may seem like a stupid question, but can you explain to me the different eras of disney? like i dont understand the disney renaissance, dark age, etc concept :/

No not stupid at all…..i’ll explain !

There are different eras in Disney, from the creation of Mickey Mouse till now ! when Walt first created Mickey back in 1928, animation started to take shape, and it took its full shape when Walt made Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

The Golden Age : 1937 » 1967
It’s practically the era where every single movie was released during Walt’s life, Animation and Disney were at their best, and Walt kept giving new different pictures and finding new styles and other companies started to appear, and artists became wanting to be animators, it was really THE Golden Era of animation as a whole.

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  • Pinocchio (1940)
  • Fantasia (1940)
  • Dumbo (1941)
  • Bambi (1942)
  • Saludos Amigos (1942)
  • The Three Caballeros (1944)
  • Make Mine Music (1946)
  • Fun and Fancy Free (1947)
  • Melody Time (1948)
  • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
  • Cinderella (1950)
  • Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  • Peter Pan (1953)
  • Lady and the Tramp (1955)
  • Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
  • The Sword in the Stone (1963)
  • The Jungle Book (1967)

The Dark Ages :1968 » 1988
After Walt’s death, Disney began to fall apart, they made some decent movies but nothing was solid enough to keep the company on its feet, even some very talented animators left it like Don Bluth because they (in Disney) stopped caring about animation and had a lot of troubles (like getting robbed) and movies being a failure (like Fox and the Hound) at last the company was about to close because of financial problems.

  • The Aristocats (1970)
  • Robin Hood (1973)
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
  • The Rescuers (1977)
  • The Fox and the Hound (1981)
  • The Black Cauldron (1985)
  • The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
  • Oliver & Company (1988)

The Renaissance :1989 » 2000
BEST DISNEY ERA EVER, after the Dark Ages and the failure of many past Disney movies they put everything on one movie, The Little Mermaid, it was a huge success that it practically saved their butt,(Oliver & Company had its lil success as well) new talents like Glen KeaneAlan Menken and Howard Ashman were on this movie who later on made a huge contribution in most of the upcoming movies, Disney actually rose from that movie to a whole new era which was the most successful !

  • The Little Mermaid (1989)
  • The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  • Aladdin (1992)
  • The Lion King (1994)
  • Pocahontas (1995)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
  • Hercules (1997)
  • Mulan (1998)
  • Tarzan (1999)
  • Fantasia 2000 (1999)

The Post Renaissance :2001 » now
The release of Fantasia 2000 was seen as the end of The Renaissance, then it was followed by some lesser success movies and were a loss in the box office, like Atlantis, The Emperor’s New Groove and Treasure Planet, even tho movies like Lilo and Stitch and Brother Bear made a lot of success (Lilo and Stitch had the most of it) it wasn’t enough especially when Disney found their selves in a competitive period with the rising of DreamWorks, all the money was made by Pixar, which made Disney CEO Michael Eisner decide that the views taste has changed and that there shouldn’t be any 2D animation anymore, Meet the Robinsons didn’t get a good reviews the it was followed by Tangled and Wreck it Ralph which were extremely successful.

  • Dinosaur (2000)
  • The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
  • Lilo & Stitch (2002)
  • Treasure Planet (2002)
  • Brother Bear (2003)
  • Home on the Range (2004)
  • Chicken Little (2005)
  • Meet the Robinsons (2007)
  • Bolt (2008)
  • The Princess and the Frog (2009)
  • Tangled (2010)
  • Winnie the Pooh (2011)
  • Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
  • Frozen (2013)

The New Renaissance (?) :
There has been a lot of talk about whether Disney is going into a New Renaissance or not quite yet, but with the huge success with Tangled, Wreck it Ralph and now Frozen getting a very positive critical reviews, it’s getting clearer that Disney might be on their way to a new Renaissance.

  • Frozen (2013) ?

I hope this answers your question :)