Author: Daniel Alpine

Beauty and the Beast

Something There: Beauty and the Beast at 30

Once upon a time, in the year 1987, Disney was in production of their big animated project, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Then chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg and vice president Peter Schneider asked the associate producer of...

Disney's Dumbo

An Elephant Flies: Dumbo 80th Anniversary

In 1939, Walt Disney bought the screen rights to a newly published children’s book by Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl. What Walt saw in this simple book was the chance to produce a very...

On the Case: The Great Mouse Detective at 35

In the summer of 1986 and one year after the disastrous release of The Black Cauldron, Walt Disney Pictures would release a new animated film, The Great Mouse Detective. But it’s history is no mystery. Leap...

Hunchback of Notre Dame

Sing the Bells: The Hunchback of Notre Dame at 25

In 1996, Walt Disney Pictures would release one it’s most daring animated films, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. A dark but simple adaptation of a classic elaborate novel.  One Bottle of Ink The book, Notre Dame de...