Learning from Disney’s mistakes

Up until Home on the Range in 2004, Disney was releasing a hand-drawn animated feature pretty much every year. The Princess and the Frog marks their return to the form after a gap of five years. I read the story behind this output interruption in a few places, but it became clear that nobody was bringing the data behind it together in a clear way, so that’s what I’ve tried to do here.

The turning point is 2004, and the question is this: What will become of animated movies in general, and Disney animation in particular?

[Read the full analysis of this question at this post’s new location, Tower of the Octopus]