I first saw Twice Upon a Time when a 2nd generation video tape was pulled from the secret vault of a Disney animator. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it at the time. Disney had just released The Lion King, and the two films were about as different in form as I could imagine. But over time, and upon subsequent viewings, the film really grew on me.
Now Ward Jenkins has embarked on a multi-part examination of the 1983 film and puts the film in its historical context. Jenkins also interviews writer Taylor Jessens. You can see parts, if not all of the film, out on Google Video (and other locations). Warner Brothers owns the rights to the film, and there are no plans to release it on DVD right now. If you’re lucky enough to walk by and see a copy of the 1993 VHS release of Twice Upon a Time on the shelf, buy it. You’ll be glad you did.