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A87917728 - The Ultimate DisneyToon Studios Animated Film Guide: 2010-2015

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Bluebottle

Entry: The Ultimate DisneyToon Studios Animated Film Guide: 2010-2015 - A87917728
Author: Bluebottle - U43530

I've not submitted anything to Peer Review this year, so it is probably about time I did.

I know Dmitri would never forgive me if I didn't dedicate this Disney entry to him - I know exactly how much he loves these films.

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SashaQ - happysad

smiley - laughsmiley - ok

These films are ones that passed me by, but the merchandising was something I was very aware of - the dolls were not quite as good quality as Flower Fairies, say, but I did treat myself to a little dainty version of Silvermist in 2014 when I needed a bit of plastic cuteness smiley - fairy

I enjoyed reading this as I learned a lot smiley - biggrin I had just a couple of questions as I read through:

smiley - orib What is Walt Disney Television Animation?

smiley - orib I wondered what a Stephen Hawking fairy would look like and saw that Scribble is not described as a fairy, but as a 'sparrowman' - are there many differences between the two concepts?

'The End' section is very informative - a surprise ending to the studio indeed...


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Bluebottle

Walt Disney Television Animation is the Disney division that makes animated television series. It has had a variety of names but was created in 1985 when it made 'Gummi Bears' and 'The Wuzzles' and has since created such childhood classics as 'Goof Troop', 'Duck Tales', 'Chip 'n Dale - Rescue Rangers', 'TaleSpin' etc.

There's a dichotomy between the 'Tinker Bell' films themselves and the spin-off material and DVD extras. In the films both male and female smiley - fairy are called 'Fairies', including the male character 'Fairy Gary' who has 'Fairy' as his name. (Which yes, is as daft as naming a son 'Human Truman', but this is Disney). However in the spin-off stuff only female fairies are called 'fairies' and male fairies instead are called 'Sparrowmen'. Which is a daft name – fortunately not quite so bad as calling the female fairies 'smiley - titgirls'… But who wants to tell poor Fairy Gary (and presumably also Fairy Barry, Fairy Harry and Fairy Larry) that he has to change his name to 'Sparrowman Saruman' because he's no longer allowed to be a fairy because of his birth gender?smiley - blue

Still, I've added a footnote about it in the first 'Tinker Bell' film on this entry.

Anyway, talking of Tinker Bell and JM Barrie's Peter Pan, Jim Steinman wrote the songs on Meat Loaf's 'Bat Out of Hell' album to be the soundtrack to a 'Peter Pan'-inspired musical set in a dystopian future. Can you guess which Peter Pan-inspired character Meat Loaf was to play?

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SashaQ - happysad

Ah, yes - classic TV smiley - ok So Walt Disney Television Animation was classed as the third animation studio that was part of the Walt Disney Company organisation?

"However in the spin-off stuff only female fairies are called 'fairies' and male fairies instead are called 'Sparrowmen'"

Ah smiley - grr I wondered if that was what it would be... That is at least something that the films attempted to reclaim the smiley - fairy term for everyone smiley - magic

A daft name indeed - if they want to get all binary about it, 'smiley - tit girls' or 'smiley - tit women' would be the logical opposites, and I would hope they would agree that that wouldn't go down well...

Neat footnote smiley - ok

"Can you guess which Peter Pan-inspired character Meat Loaf was to play?"

Hmm... My first thought was Hook, but then I thought maybe a Lost Boy, or possibly even Peter Pan himself...


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Bluebottle

In this case 'Studio' means 'film studio', so chronologically speaking the 'Studios' (which like name changes now and then) are: 1) Walt Disney Animation Studios (the one that makes the Disney classics), 2.) DisneyToon Studios, 3.) Pixar and soon 4.) Blue Sky

Walt Disney Television Animation isn't counted as a film studio – there's a degree of snobbiness between film and television animation. This seems particularly unfair as Walt Disney Television Animation have made films cinematic released independently of DisneyToon Studios; 'Doug's First Movie', 'Recess: School's Out' and 'Teacher's Pet'. Although none of which had any noticeable impact.

Strange but true: in Jim Steinman's original vision of his 'Peter Pan'-inspired play, Meat Loaf would have played a character named 'Tink', loosely based on Tinker Bell. Obvious when you think about it…

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