Nostalgia Chick: Dreamworks vs. Disney: Rise of the Eyebrow

Dreamworks might be giving Disney a run for its money now, but it wasn’t the first company to fill that role…

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  1. I think it is worth to mention what people commonly like overlook.. outside Loony Toons there was also other large opponent for Disney in 80’ties, that is Don Bluth. He also work on best Disney cartoon’s until early 80’ties (like The Rescuers or The Fox and the Hound) and left because of creative disagreement with management.

    After that he created few of the best 80’ties animations (when Disney suck in that time) like The Secret of NIMH, An American Tail, The Land Before Time (and even All Dogs Go to Heaven wasn’t that bad), but after that his career start slow down. What most likely is related to Disney Renascence what was obvious answer to Bluth movies. What funny it was almost identical situation as today even counting that Spielberg also work with Don Bluth.

    Anyway, after Disney Renascence ended with Pocahontas there was another creative disagreement between this time Katzenberg and Disney management. Katzenberg also try with “arty” movies like Don Bluth (Prince of Egypt and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron what are great but unappreciated movies) but because Dreamworlds was far more bigger studio he also try tease Disney with knockbuster answers to its movies and even straight “Fuck you Disney” like Shreck.. what become far more popular then more ambitious movies, what most likely lead to Dreamworks Dark Era between 2005-2007 (in time when she make this show its end was still uncertain).

    Anyway in opposition to Bluth when Disney decided to back to making good movies this same happened in Dreamworks, most likely because both sides learn how balance good movie with popular one.. lets hope recent tendency stick for some time..

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