It was 1996 and Walt Disney Feature Animation was undergoing a bit of a renaissance, Aladdin, The Lion King, and Pocahontas were all hits. They were even getting new digs close to the main studio and out of that terrible run down location in Glendale. Walt Disney Television Animation was also reaching something of a peak in its production capabilities. Proof of that, was a 1997 short Redux Riding Hood that earned an Academy Award nomination.
Alas, it’s been almost impossible to find a copy of that short until now. Director Steve Moore finally posted it over on his Flip Animation Blog with some back story and a plea for Disney to release it on DVD.
The short is stylistically unique for Disney and it starts a bit slow, but I found the 2nd and 3rd acts to be great. So stick with it. Oh yeah, the voice over talent reads like a who’s who of mid-90s celebrity. Pretty impressive. And now without any further ado:
Well, what did you think?
(hat tip: CartoonBrew)