Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire was first released on June 15, 2001.
Mike Mignola, creator of the Hellboy (2004) comic books (and the basis for the movie) provided many initial production sketches for this film. Mignola was initially contacted by a Disney representative asking if he would work on the project, Mignola’s first response was “How did you get my phone number?”. (x)
Disney’s Lilo & Stitch was first released on June 21, 2002.
Along with The Princess and the Frog (2009), this is one of only two films from the Walt Disney Animation Studios released in the 2000s to meet with critical praise and make its money back in its initial theatrical run. (x)
Disney’s Hercules was first released on June 27, 1997.
The film was released due to backlash against the previous two Disney releases of ‘Pocahontas (1995)’ and 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)’, major criticisms where that they were too “dark” and dealt with “serious issues” that Disney shouldn’t use in their animated films. Hercules was released to lighten things up. (x)
Evie: “Okay so please tell me the situation again? I’m so confused.” Y/N: “Alright, well I like Ben but Ben likes Carlos but Carlos like Jay and Jay actually likes me. It’s a messed up love square and I don’t know what to do about it.” Evie: “That’s more drama than I know what to do with. You’ve got yourself in a big mess of love.”