disney through the ages


disney dreamcast → peter pan (1953)

cameron boyce as peter pan • colin farrell as captain hook • sophie nélisse as wendy darling • riley lio as john darling • ian chen as michael darling • jada pinkett smith as mary darling • nick offerman as george darling • willow smith as tinker bell • caleb mclaughlin as slightly •  joseph di stefano as nibs • gaten matarazzo as cubby • miles brown as the twins • rohan chand as tootles • jaiden mitchell as tiger lily • toby jones as mr. smee

[inspired by]

Tiger Lily through the ages…

Disney (1953), Carsen Gray (2003),  Q'orianka Kilcher (2011), Rooney Mara (2015)

Way to white it up, Warner Bros.  And the casting directors specifically said they are not looking for native actors.  

Disney “I Want” Songs Through the Ages

The Shit Age

Snow White — “I’m Wishing”
Cinderella — “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes”
Alice in Wonderland — “In a World of My Own”

They Cribbed It, Doesn’t Count

Sleeping Beauty — “Once Upon a Dream”

Menken/Ashman, AKA Basically Perfect

The Little Mermaid — “Part of Your World”
Beauty and the Beast — “Belle”

Still Pretty Great

Aladdin — “One Jump Ahead”
The Lion King — “I Just Can’t Wait to be King”

Overenthusiastic Maudlin Ballads of Varying Quality, AKA Menken hits his midlife crisis

Pocahontas — “Just Around the River Bend”
The Hunchback of Notre Dame — “Out There”
Hercules — “Go the Distance”


Mulan — “Reflection"

Almost Perfect

The Princess and the Frog — “Almost There”

A Musical is just a movie with a bunch of pop songs, right??

Tangled — “When Will My Life Begin?”
Frozen — “For the First Time in Forever” (Is this an “I Want” song? I can’t tell)

LMM is Here to Save Us

Moana — "How Far I’ll Go”

anonymous asked:

Why is it called the Dark Age of Disney, anyway?

Good question! People usually interpret the Dark Ages as meaning “bad movies.” And, while they may not be the best in the Disney line-up, that’s not why it’s called the Dark Ages.

So, Walt died at the end of the Silver Age. When Disney entered the Bronze Age, the Nine Old Men were at the helm, and they held the studio up as well as they could.

When we get to the Dark Age, the Nine Old Men don’t have as much control as they used to, and new people are coming in (Don Bluth, John Lasseter, Tim Burton, and Glen Keane to name a few). It was a period of big change for the studio.

There were also a lot of internal conflicts, and you can read all about that in the Mouse in Transition stories.

During this time, Bluth walked out and took a lot of people with him to start making their own films. Lasseter was laid off near the end.

If it weren’t for the Little Mermaid’s success, Disney may have gone under for good in the 80s.

If you want to read more about the Dark Ages or just Disney history in general, I really suggest Mouse in Transition, which is written by a story artist who lived through it all.


So guess who bought me vegan dumplings and let me wear her sunglasses? I’ll give you a clue it was starfirepilgrim!