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Disney Trends Away from Stage Musicals on Film

I’m still a huge fan of the Neo-Golden Age musical films (The Little Mermaid up through, oh, Mulan — I don’t include Tarzan in the group, because it marked the end of the era, being the first in the series to completely lack character songs) (and while I like some of the later endeavors — the Pixar films, The Emperor’s New Groove and Lilo & Stitch, they are not part of the collective that first comes to my mind when I think of Disney movies). What’s particularly frustrating me lately is Disney’s method of rerelease and distribution of the movies to DVD, and the mind-boggling inconsistency and lack of order to a process that should (and *could*) work as a well-oiled machine.

Moondroplette (man were they a child of the 60s?) writes a short rant about the path Disney Animation has taken recently. If anybody can figure out exactly what Moondroplette would like to have fixed, I’d sure like to know.