Episode 87. Disney Doesn’t Die Feat. Aaron Johnson

Resident animaniac Aaron Johnson joins Alex and Jonathan today to talk about a very particular period in the history of Disney animation in The Black Cauldron (1985), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), and The Little Mermaid (1989). We talk about how The Black Cauldron almost killed Disney, the homages and innovations of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and how The Little Mermaid kicked off the Disney renaissance.

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Skip to: The Black Cauldron (7:12), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (23:07), The Little Mermaid (39:55), Overall (1:06:05), Coming Attractions (1:21:44)

Resources referenced in this episode:

Next time we’ll be looking at the career of director Peter Jackson:

Intro/outro music by Mike Braudrick

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