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Disney 53: Lilo & Stitch

Directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois 2002/85 minutes   LILO & STITCH is, in effect, this generation’s DUMBO. Having lost money on previous films THE EMPEROR’S NEW...

Disney 53: Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise 2001/95 Minutes With the turn of the century came a shift in animation. TOY STORY and its follow-ups had...

Disney 53: The Emperor’s New Groove

Directed by Mark Dindal 2000/78 minutes THE EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE was the final product of a long and arduous process. It began in 1994 as KINGDOM...

Disney 53: Dinosaur

Directed by Eric Leighton and Ralph Zondag 2000/81 minutes Having sat on the shelf at Disney for almost a decade, DINOSAUR ushered in a new era...

Disney 53: Fantasia 2000

Directed by Pixote Hunt, Hendel Butoy, Eric Goldberg, James Algar, Francis Glebas, Paul and Gaetan Brizzi 1999/75 minutes “Fantasia is timeless. It may run 10, 20 or...

Disney 53: Tarzan

Directed by Chris Buck and Kevin Lima 1999/88 minutes TARZAN was the final film of the so-called “Disney Renaissance”; after this, Disney movies suffered a slump...

Disney 53: Mulan

Directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook 1998/87 Minutes The MULAN team began development in 1994 with a field trip to China; a three week voyage...

Disney 53: Hercules

I’d like to dedicate this one to my sister Elanor, who’s turning 21 today. I love you, kid. Directed by John Musker and Ron Clements 117/...

Disney 53: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise. 1996/91 minutes Perhaps the darkest film for the Disney 53, and certainly of the Renaissance period, THE HUNCHBACK OF...

Disney 53: Pocahontas

Directors: Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg 1995/ 81 Minutes Est. budget: $55 million Box Office: $346.1 million Whilst half the staff of Disney was working on a little-known...