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DO YOU KNOW WHO THIS GUY IS??!

No, I bet you dont. LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT ONE OF THE COOLEST ANIMATORS EVER. THIS is Don Bluth. HE IS AWESOME.

After just one mofo year at Brigham Young University he got a job at the Walt Disney Company and worked as an animator and/or assistant director on huge movies like Sleeping Beauty, The Sword in the Stone, Robin Hood, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The Rescuers, Pete’s Dragon, The Black Cauldron, and The Fox and the Hound. 

THEN he went back to college and got his degree in English Lit. AND THEN he and 16 other animators left Disney to start their own animation company DON BLUTH PRODUCTIONS where half of my childhood was created. He’s responsible for movies like

The Secret of Nimh

An American Tail

The Land Before Time

All Dogs Go To Heaven

Thumbelina

Anastasia

Titan A.E.

As well as Rock-a-doodle, A Troll in Central Park, and The Pebble and the Penguin, AND the series/video games like Dragon’s Lair, and Space Ace.

 He ’left’ because he was “disheartened’ with the way Disney ran his company - SO HE MADE HIS OWN. WITH A SMALL ARMY OF AWESOME ANIMATORS FROM DISNEY. YO. YOOO.

HE A BADASS GENIUS AND I THINK ITS ABOUT TIME HE GETS THE CREDIT HE DESERVES.

  • Random person : It's an animated movie/series ! It's not like if the protagonist would die !
  • The Plague Dogs fandom : HAHAHAHAHA
  • Wolf's Rain fandom: HAHAHAHAHAHHA
  • All Dogs Go To Heaven fandom : HAHAHAHAHA
  • Silver Fang Legend fandom : HAHAHHAHAHA
  • Pokemon movies fandom : HAHAHAHAHAHA
  • Watership Down fandom : HAHAHAHAAHAHA
Why does All Dogs Go to Heaven take place in New Orleans?

Seems a funny choice, right? I can’t think of many movies set in New Orleans unless it was specifically plot-related. And what’s the primary thing New Orleans is known for?

That’s right, Mardi Gras! The celebration that takes place just before Ash Wednesday, which kicks off the Lenten Fast! Which is symbolic for the 40 days and nights Jesus fasted and wandered in the wilderness rejecting the Devil. Charlie dies and returns on Ash Wednesday, putting the whole rest of the movie during the Lenten season. And while Charlie doesn’t exactly fast–

*ahem*

–he does go on a spiritual journey that culminates in his eventual death by a selfless act and then his reentry into Heaven

after a brief stop-over into Hell (gosh, that sounds familiar), leaving his disciple friend Itchy to stick around with Anne Marie and keep up his good works on Earth.

I’m not quite saying he’s doggy-Jesus (he’s a pretty bad dog, drinking and gambling and whatnot), but, at the very least there’s some parallels here that seemed intentional.

As for that alligator…

So I am taking some courses in a summer art program, and one is animation.  The lady that is helping us worked in the animation, previously worked for Disney and some others as well, then some move to make their own studios.  The same studios that Land Before Time, in one of their films of All Dogs go to Heaven, one particular scene was cut out, even though they told the director many times that this was a G rated film.  And back then it was classified as to scary.  One of her friends managed to find the whole uncut footage that was cut in Charlie’s nightmare in some archive.  So he was able to get it burned on a disk, one he kept, one gave to the director, and one given to her.  So in the class we were able to get to see what was cut out.

(This was recorded on my phone so it’s not the best, but this is what I got.)