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Quest for Camelot marked the beginning of the end for animated musicals

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Your favorite childhood movie might’ve been a total box-office dud. The animated movies that defined the late ‘90s and early 2000s are beloved by a generation that grew up watching them on VHS, but many of these nostalgic favorites were critical failures, box-office disappointments, or both. What went wrong along the way? And why did they gain such love after the fact? The Beloved Animated Failures series is out to dust off those old VHS tapes (or, more accurately, find the movies on streaming) and examine some of these films.

As the Disney Renaissance reached its peak with 1994’s The Lion King, other studios abruptly began to see that theatrical animation had become a viable blockbuster subgenre, capable of raking in millions…



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