Wednesday 3 April 2013

Munir's Disney Retrospective -- Silver Age (Part 1) Introduction

By Munir Abedrabbo.

Silver Age (1950-1977)
The 50s


After a very difficult decade, Walt Disney returned to the feature-length animated form, which he hadn't visited since Bambi in 1942. What followed was a decade of great expansion, not only in the animation department, but also in the introduction of television, - which brought forth a new area of interest for Walt. Also, the culmination of his largest undertaking yet, Disneyland - a long gestating dream which can easily be called the peak of the decade for Walt. But, even with Walt's interests in other areas, the animation department produced five films that can arguably be called classics by today's standards. From the studio-saving Cinderella, to the ambitious and one of a kind Sleeping Beauty, the 50s was a return to form for Walt and his studio and another achievement in his illustrious career.

Tomorrow: Animated Classic #12 Review: Cinderella (1950)

Related posts: Animation Essays - Disney at War, and the Importance of Cinderella

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