Disney Canon-Forgotten/Minor Characters #23: Euripedes Mouse

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In a fix? In a bind? In a jam? In a scrape? Maybe you need the assistance of the Rescue Aid Society!

Disney’s 23rd animated feature, “The Rescuers”¬†introduces us to this wonderful (and hopefully fictitious) organization of United Nations mice! Oh, I’m getting ahead of myself, let’s start with the background info. Continue reading “Disney Canon-Forgotten/Minor Characters #23: Euripedes Mouse”

Disney Canon-Forgotten/Minor Characters #21: The Rhino Executioner

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Trudging along the post-Walt Disney era of the Disney canon,

It's ok! You may cry!
It’s ok! You may cry!

we find that Walt still hasn’t really left us! Released in 1973,¬†“Robin Hood” was the Disney Studios’ 21st animated feature. It was based on the legend of Robin Hood, the outcast who “stole from the rich to feed the poor”. The studios had originally wanted to make a film about Reynard the Fox,

Hmm...antisemitism in a children's book!
“Hey Walt, how about we make a film about an antisemitic children’s hero?”
“Uh….no!”

but after Walt deemed the hero a bad role model, they ended up using elements of Reynard the Fox in “Robin Hood”. So this film still shares some connection to the deceased Walt Disney. Continue reading “Disney Canon-Forgotten/Minor Characters #21: The Rhino Executioner”

Disney Canon-Forgotten/Minor Characters #20: Georges Hautecourt

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Well, even though Walt Disney has left us on our journey, his legacy still remains! Disney’s 20th animated feature, although not worked on by Disney, was given the approval to go ahead before Walt had passed away! “The Aristocats”, released in 1970, was the beginning of the post-Disney years and what I term the “Iffy Era”. I don’t really consider the ’70s and ’80s as a “Dark Age”; but they definitely weren’t lucrative years! Continue reading “Disney Canon-Forgotten/Minor Characters #20: Georges Hautecourt”