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  • The Lion King
  • Fantasia
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  • The Banger Sisters

  • Encanto

  • Marvin's Room

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  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction was the highest grossing live-action movie Disney released in 1994. Yes, you read that right. It hauled in over $200 million worldwide for the company, and the only other mouse house film to convince more people to sit in a dark box that year was The Lion King. This movie's release was a cultural sonic boom, yet its integral role in Disney's transformation into a behemoth has effectively been forgotten.

    So much digital ink has been spilled about…

  • Alvin and the Chipmunks

    Alvin and the Chipmunks

    Can you imagine having a failing grape farm in Fresno in the mid-'50s and decide the music industry can't possibly be any harder, so you risk everything and move your family to L.A. and spend your last $200 on a fancy recording device that slows and speeds voices? And suddenly you've (literally) squeaked out two of the bestselling songs of all-time, rescued the record company that signed you from bankruptcy, and completely transformed your future?

    And then, half a century…

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  • New Year, New You

    New Year, New You

    Fairly sure this is the very first Disney-owned or released movie with an entirely female cast. Extremely rare from any studio, and a quietly significant moment.

  • Scream

    Scream

    Opening sequence is a crackling tinderbox that completely explodes, showering a smoldering, steaming pile of atmospheric wreckage across the rest of the film that gleefully refuses to stop sparking. Strengthened immensely by underlining the eerie, sad corners of reality rather than leaning on anything supernatural, this barn burner remains a singular creative accomplishment regardless of genre. And, once upon a time, it was a Disney movie.

    Scream was literally Disney's other big holiday season release in 1996 besides 101 Dalmatians

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  • Framing Britney Spears

    Framing Britney Spears

    Vertigo-inducing knowing that the seeds of Spears' ascent were planted on the Mickey Mouse Club revival and, decades later, another arm of the mouse house (FX) is litigating what the ensuing years hath wrought. Bone-chilling story of overt misogyny notwithstanding, the mere existence of this documentary is a vivid cipher for the ever-grinding gears of the entertainment industry itself.

    The '90s Club was actually filmed on a soundstage in Disney World that was razed to build Galaxy's Edge. So, if you ever find yourself in the middle of Star Warslandiverse, you're also arguably standing where Britney Spears' career began.

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    At this point less a movie and more a supercollider of mid-aughts emo culture, a very specific SoCal/Disneyland vibe, most of Hot Topic's net profit, and that blink-182 song. Feels like I've seen this a hundred times despite only having watched it all the way through once.