“The Fox and the Hound” is on TV right now. It’s one of those Disney classics that I just never saw as a kid, or (up until this point) even as an adult. With the insight and perspective of a person who knows a thing or two about Disney history, it occurs to me that this movie is likely the highpoint of the era that got stuck between your classic Golden Age Disney and your 1990’s Renaissance age.
I’ve only been watching a few minutes, but I’m already getting hints of themes and styles reminiscent of older Disney movies like “Bambi” or “101 Dalmatians” at the same time as the animation, scripting, and overall production are a clear step up from those movies. It’s an interesting little nexus between the older style and the newer one.
Anyway, the thought occurred to me that I could do a review series of all the Disney animated features in order, from “Snow White” to… well, by the time I get to that point certainly “Wreck-it Ralph” and maybe even “Frozen.”
This isn’t a very meaningful post, more just thinking out loud. If anyone has a lot of early Disney movies and wants to help out with this, let me know.