How Aladdin Changed Animation (by Screwing Over Robin Williams)

"After all, you've lied to everyone else, I was starting to feel left out."

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“Episode Dated February 2, 1994.” Des O'Connor Tonight. February 2, 1994. Television.
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"Robin Williams: Live at the Met." TV Special. October 11, 1986. de-visions.com/detail/video-d0ran3tHy6Q.html
Groves, Nancy. “Robin Williams' career in clips: from Mork to Mrs Doubtfire via Aladdin.” The Guardian, August 12, 2014.
www.theguardian.com/film/2014/aug/12/robin-williams-a-career-in-clips

Hill, Jim. "How Eric Goldberg Created the Genie Outtakes for Disney’s Diamond Edition of Aladdin." Huffpost. Dec 6, 2017. www.huffpost.com/entry/how-eric-goldberg-created_b_8285678
McDonald, Soraya Nadia. “Robin Williams almost didn’t make ‘Aladdin,’ and a generation of children is grateful that he did.” The Washington Post, August 15, 2014.
www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/15/robin-williams-almost-didnt-make-aladdin-and-a-generation-of-children-are-grateful-that-he-did/?utm_term=.a6b0a00017c4
Rawden, Jessica. “Why Disney Was Annoyed About Ferngully: The Last Rainforest.” Cinemablend, 2017. www.cinemablend.com/news/1651751/why-disney-was-annoyed-about-ferngully-the-last-rainforest
Stewart, James B. Disney War. Simon & Schuster, 2006. pg 88
Tattoli, Chantel. “FernGully at 25: How an Upstart Disney Rival Created a Millennial Silent Spring.” Vanity Fair, April 25, 2017. www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/04/ferngully-making-of
Welkos, Robert W. “Abracadabra: Disney, Robin Williams Quit Feud : Movies: Studio President Joe Roth apologizes to the actor, acknowledging that it did breach an agreement with him. Both sides say they will now discuss film projects.” The Los Angeles Times, October 24, 1994.
www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1994-10-24-ca-54095-story.html

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  • thank you Lindsay for confirming the true timeline. There is only Pre-Shrek and Post-Shrek

    Kayla DalyKayla DalyVor 26 Tage
    • @Compucles I'm talking about Disney proper, Illumination, Dreamworks etc. Obviously I'm not including Pixar.

      dapperfan44dapperfan44Vor Tag
    • @dapperfan44 Really? You don't consider Pixar gems like the "Toy Story" movies, "Finding Nemo," "Up," "WALL-E," "Inside Out," and "Coco" to have scenes with heavy drama? Who destroyed your emotional core?

      CompuclesCompuclesVor Tag
    • Except that this is skipping over studios that already did it 20 years before Dreamworks. This is incomplete BS

      achanwahnachanwahnVor 2 Tage
    • @Compucles none of those movies really have scenes with heavy drama in them like from the old days imo. Maybe frozen where she (SPOILER ALERT FOR THE 2 PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T SEEN FROZEN) accidentally ice-hearts her sister.

      dapperfan44dapperfan44Vor 3 Tage
    • @dapperfan44 Who says that's all modern animation is today?! There are still plenty of good animated musicals or even just non-comedies that make big bucks today. Movies like "Tangled," "Frozen," and "Moana" are fantastic musicals, while Pixar's basic M.O. is making excellent animated dramas.

      CompuclesCompuclesVor 3 Tage
  • I’m very lost and confused while watching this and I don’t know why 😂💯

    Sasha S.Sasha S.Vor Minute
  • really love watching you and your voice is so perfect seems like someone on npr. watching all your videos changed the way I watch movies. please make more videos.

    Benton xBenton xVor Stunde
  • IF?... How come Robin Williams did it if... IF he... didn’t... want tooooo....? Dumb question? Or... OH YEAH! Hook!! I broke my 8yr. old arm jumping off my bunk bed thinking I was Peter F-KN Pan!🤔💭 & He really trusted “katzenburg” to not re-nig & try to make even more money!? Robin’s totally @fault

    trevor  caulertrevor caulerVor 4 Stunden
  • wait.. are you the voice of watchmojo?

    mathias veratoromathias veratoroVor 5 Stunden
  • I hate celebrity voice actors, and I agree with most of the video, but Spiderverse a good movie? Are we on the same universe? I expected people with that opinion to be teenagers, not 35-40 year old like myself. Did you people forgot to grow up, or something? It was boring, predictable, cliche. Nothing new. Why so many people liked that? I don't get it.

    Jo VeteranJo VeteranVor 9 Stunden
  • Yeah Genie was made based on Robin Williams just like Nick Fury was made based on Samuel L. Jackson. both play the roles perfectly because they were those characters

    Sora JonesSora JonesVor 11 Stunden
  • "Hey i want to be in your movie, but dont mention me in advertising" Disney: "... dafuq?"

    JoeJoeJoeJoeVor 12 Stunden
  • 20:49 - "Miramax, owned by Bob & Harvey Wein-- " Just about lost it.

    andrewxc1335andrewxc1335Vor 12 Stunden
  • 18:40 - Mostly, the animation studio shunted sequels to their B-team, anyway, allowing the entry-level animators some practice to cut their teeth. But yeah, Return of Jafar was... Not good, even by that standard. They eventually did some good work on the TV show, but it took a while to get the formula down.

    andrewxc1335andrewxc1335Vor 12 Stunden
  • Not cool of you for ridiculing Anastasia and The Prince Of Egypt, girl...

    Karen VannesteKaren VannesteVor 16 Stunden
  • That was simply wonderful. Thank you Lindsay. ^_^

    tarrkertarrkerVor 19 Stunden
  • Make a T-shirt of THANKS I HATE IT!

    Sara WhiteSara WhiteVor 20 Stunden
  • Shrek wasn't the very first animated movie of that era to use a flock of "famous" voice actors, the english dub of *Princess Mononoke* also came out 4 years earlier (1997) and had Claire Danes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gillian Anderson, Billy Crudup, Billy Bob Thornton, Minnie Driver, John DiMaggio (he's a voice actor, but still counts?).

    ****Vor 20 Stunden
  • Disney is 100% run by JEWS what did he expect?

    steve4njsteve4njVor 20 Stunden
  • Kod - ified Not Code - ified

    TinyTinyVor 21 Stunde
  • you're entire video is wrong JAR JAR WAS THE KEY TO ALL O' THIS

    JUST A FANJUST A FANVor 21 Stunde
  • The didn't use his voice in the marketing material, which is exactly what he asked for. He was just sour grapes and re-interpreting it to mean, don't use the character, which is ridiculous, and obviously not part of the contract.

    Nick ChiraNick ChiraVor 22 Stunden
  • You there, girl. I require another content. Create me another content.

    ColdsideRamrodColdsideRamrodVor Tag
  • At the end of childhood, all that mattered was the strength and quality of the storytelling. The hijacking of our imagination and presentation of the values that shaped our worldviews... values that live within us to this day. What these artists and executives and workers that bring to life these public works are responsible for those cultural artifacts. Storytelling is something so important for the future of mankind that we would do well to appreciate the individual sacrifices made amongst all those players, and the ole Machiavellian ends justifying the means prototype is not something I am keen to ignore. ||

    Nico MonettiNico MonettiVor Tag
  • I really miss Mr. William... 😢

    Efrain MoralesEfrain MoralesVor Tag
  • Shrek was better than anything Disney has done in 20yrs. This bitch is just bitter

    The Truth is only PerspectiveThe Truth is only PerspectiveVor Tag
  • I can never not look at Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison

    Remix DragonRemix DragonVor Tag
  • (((Eisner))) and (((Katzenberg)))

    InsomnantInsomnantVor Tag
  • Great video. Couldn't agree more. I always believed that the reason animation studios get big names is for $$$$$$, no mater how s#@t the movie it. They usually have no soul, crap stories and aren't funny. Robin is the genie, and i can understand way they wanted him. What they did afterwards to him sounded dreadful and i can understand his frustration. Now they dont care, because having big names gets bums on seats. I appreciate professional voice actors because they are passionate about animation (lije Robin) rather then how many $ they get. Its nice to see Disney (as you mentioned) get actors that are suitable for a character rather then a marketing gimick, where the voice doesn't suit the character. I have just arrived home from seeing the 2019 Aladdin and while it was good, Will Smith genie having almost the same script as Robin, i think it didn't work, as some lines there was no heart or passion in it. These were for Robin not Will. Sorry. Thanks again learnt a lot and plesse studios, no big names actors because it doesn't work. P.S Thanks for putting our legendary interviewer Ray Martin at the end of the video.

    cag3891cag3891Vor Tag
  • Anastasia was casted wonderfully

    Francis EmmettFrancis EmmettVor Tag
  • This video was fucking hilarious yet educational and I am here for it. Glad i stumbled upon this

    Kamila IgrasKamila IgrasVor Tag
  • 4:20 That was my biggest laugh at the video

    Undead GamezUndead GamezVor Tag
  • Hey Jack was nice okay

    anthill350anthill350Vor Tag
  • OMG, FU Jeffrey Katzenberg.

    Tim LeungTim LeungVor Tag
  • I agree with your message but the way you talked about it was like a sarcastic asshole.

    Abdullah AlmosalamiAbdullah AlmosalamiVor Tag
  • You lost me when you started shading Anastasia.

    closetaltruistclosetaltruistVor Tag
  • Was with this until she started shitting on Anastasia one of my favorite non Disney movies with some great songs! This gets a thumbs down

    Mary GMary GVor Tag
  • Aladdin was 30 years ago?! Thanks, Lindsay, for ruining my night... damn how I hate you pesky kids and your interesting videos which heartlessly remind me how old I am :((

    gnetixgnetixVor Tag
  • Very Entertaining. Fantastic work.

    HUCK FINNHUCK FINNVor Tag
  • You just edumacated me lol this video was funny and taught me alot

    Ben MonsibaisBen MonsibaisVor Tag
  • After you shit on Anastasia (although it is definitely pure fantasy same as Pocahontas) you lost all credibility.

    Schwetti_BallzSchwetti_BallzVor Tag
  • For the record, when The Rescuers came out, Bob Newhart was as big as Robin Williams.

    RobMacKendrickRobMacKendrickVor Tag
    • I would argue it is relevant, given that that was half of the point of this entire video.

      andrewxc1335andrewxc1335Vor 11 Stunden
    • @andrewxc1335 Irrelevant. The narrator characterised Newhart as "the kind of actor you see on Nick At Nite." First of all, there was no Nick At Nite, or at any other time, in the 70s. And second, if there had been, Bob Newhart would not have been on it. He was a huge star throughout the 70s and 80s. His was not a minor name, as the narrator states. (If collectively. In fairness the other names she cited were pretty much Hollywood Squares fare. Perhaps she just forgot Bob was in there too.)

      RobMacKendrickRobMacKendrickVor 12 Stunden
    • But he wasn't plastered on the promotion material, nor did Disney have an agreement with him about it that they went back on.

      andrewxc1335andrewxc1335Vor 12 Stunden
  • opinionated women, ick.

    CSLFieroCSLFieroVor Tag
  • Holy shit, way to bring on the waterworks at the end!

    LippyLippyVor Tag
  • I didn't even know he played Popeye in that live action movie.

    Stupid MotherfuckerStupid MotherfuckerVor Tag
  • Good vid but a couple things... 1. Return of Jafar isn’t that bad, 2. Robin returned for the 3rd movie and 3. He doesn’t hate Disney I think you guys are kinda over-exaggerating....you are only using one article after all....

    Awsomehead CoolfaceAwsomehead CoolfaceVor Tag
  • THIS CHANNEL IS MY NEW ONE TRUE LOVE

    BURN-EBURN-EVor 2 Tage
  • I'm sorry... Did you turn your nose at Jerry Orbach and Angela Lansburry like they're nothings? That's so disrespectful. AL is a corner stone of Hollywood. Like, the lack of knowledge and respect for great actors based on millennial perspective is ridiculous. You're looking at it from your perspective, not that of the ppl of the time. For instance, Robin was the big name draw, but you skipped out on Scott, who was a huge tween heart throb at the time, too. Also, you showed Rescuers Down Under and skipped freaking John Candy! I am not sure how I'm gonna make it 23 min when you've shown such vacuous opinions so far.

    achanwahnachanwahnVor 2 Tage
  • i thought will smith did a good job, but the ending with the mega parrot monster and the magic carpet chase kinda sucked and the "i will not be silent" number seemed a bit cringe with the guards turning into smoke and the slow-mo cg which entirely didnt fit the rest of the cinematography. i really enjoyed the 1st half at least :/

    Corry TuskeyCorry TuskeyVor 2 Tage
  • Umm... wow! Left out a LOT of studio animations that included all star casts. Rankin & Bass had that as a respectable market cornered. & um, Don Bluth? Hello-ooooo!!! Oh, & then you dissed Don Bluth. Hm. Ok...

    achanwahnachanwahnVor 2 Tage
  • is this a glitch? This video had nothing to do with the title

    Brian GirleyBrian GirleyVor 2 Tage
    • yes it was

      Brian GirleyBrian GirleyVor 2 Tage
  • Hey now, don't wanna hear any shade being thrown on Angela Lansbury. She was PERFECTLY cast for Miss Potts. You later reconnect your argument saying that Disney has done a better job in recent films to pick voice actors that are good for the role rather than just as a marketing gimmick but I wish you had gone back and acknowledged some of the other well chosen actors. If you look at Disney animation BEYOND North America, we can see a possibly healthier trend with English dubbed versions of the Studio Ghibli films. The young Kirsten Dunst in Kiki's delivery service, Mark Hamill in Castle in the Sky AND Nausicaä, and a wonderful cast for the English Dub of Princess Mononoke. But now It makes me wonder how much of that was business decisions to try to pull in the North American audience...

    Lanz SingbeilLanz SingbeilVor 2 Tage
  • Out of all the things I've learned from this video, my most favorite thing about it is the fact that Katzenberg was indeed a petty a-hole.

    Kyle MenowKyle MenowVor 2 Tage
  • The writers of this piece, and, ostensibly, the narrator, are junior-high students who believe anyone older than Selena Gomez couldn’t *possibly* have any star power. Yawn.

    Dan CutterDan CutterVor 2 Tage
    • What does this mean? They're being against using star power as a cheap gimmick is the point

      TH ///TH ///Vor Tag
  • Robin: I am raping the batty rap. me: ...I love them all stop fighting.

    VivianaZariahVivianaZariahVor 2 Tage
  • Excuse you John Hurt is my king do not disrespect him like this

    Elizabeth EvaElizabeth EvaVor 2 Tage
    • He's great, but back in 1978 he wasn't yet internationally famous.

      Paweł Ausir DembowskiPaweł Ausir DembowskiVor Tag
  • 16:54 Two exceptions: Surf's Up.

    Noahboy !Noahboy !Vor 2 Tage
  • As a non-native English speaker I saw most of these movies dubbed in a foreign language.i guess I was spared some of these shameless celebrity inclusions.

    OlvirkiOlvirkiVor 2 Tage
  • Lol why would Disney back out on that deal. Because the movie did brilliant. I never saw a better stand up comedian then Robin Williams but being naive is a thing. Disney is a business and company at the end of the day. No matter how it went he did it insanely well. Being the Genie. Agreed Disney sucks for braking the trust and contract but come on. That is Disney in a nutshell. Make movies,sell merchandise. And a genie without it's voice. That does not sell period. And for the record...The Original Shrek was awesome lmfao. I laughed my ass off..and that is what matters. Petty asshole or not behind it. I could not care less about him. Did not even know him.

    Marty WittenbergMarty WittenbergVor 2 Tage
  • Incredible video. Thank you.

    MijMikeMijMikeVor 2 Tage
  • Is it just me or does the narrator get more and more wasted as the video goes on?

    Mark VickersMark VickersVor 2 Tage
  • hmm If a role in any animation is made for a certain actor/VA than its all fine but the over usage of so called celebrities is just auto "no thank you" from me. There is a certain Japanese voice actress that i do like but the amount of stuff they put her in is just sickening. Especially when the character just doesn't fit her voice

    MariuszMariuszVor 3 Tage
  • Really like the commentary. That $#!+ was funny🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    A.Y.F.S.A.Y.F.S.Vor 3 Tage
  • RIP John Hurt 😭

    MissPronouncedMissPronouncedVor 3 Tage
  • i really liked Popeye!

    MdahTubeMdahTubeVor 3 Tage
  • the moral of the story is, capitalism ruins everything

    Wretch GunkWretch GunkVor 3 Tage
  • Balto!

    JeOneSeven V9JeOneSeven V9Vor 3 Tage
  • Anyone ever tell you that you sound just like the woman from watchmojo

    SlippinnDippinSlippinnDippinVor 3 Tage
  • I can't fucking look at Robin Williams anymore without fucking crying. Fuck you dude, you weren't supposed to leave. You god damn beautiful son of a bitch

    Quinton HallQuinton HallVor 3 Tage
  • This was a great video but I feel like Toy Story should have been mentioned. I know they aren’t Disney but they really really marketed off of Tom Hanks & Tim Allen hardcore and I could be mistaken but I think it was the first time after Aladdin that that as done, and I think probably a lot more so than Aladdin. I feel like Toy story maybe should be credited the start of it more than Shrek. But maybe I’m wrong.

    Klaire FisherKlaire FisherVor 3 Tage
  • Nobody: My brain: "Robin Williams, asserting big dick energy"

    Matthew HaywoodMatthew HaywoodVor 3 Tage
  • RIP Mr. William's. You put a light in a dark time for me.

    Andrew GubanicAndrew GubanicVor 3 Tage
  • Could have been better without the cussing. Unnecessary, you can make the same points, entertaining, and colorful.

    M. A.M. A.Vor 3 Tage
  • Robiiiiiin! ☹

    Andrea PAndrea PVor 3 Tage
  • why am I crying

    cellophanecellophaneVor 3 Tage
  • That was an amazing video essay. Thank you.

    Joseph MarcusJoseph MarcusVor 3 Tage
  • Wow, you self-absorbed ass, Jerry Orbach was a theater legend and was a major score for Disney. Also, things would be much better if you didn't sound like a condescending shit all the time. Let me guess, you have a voice-over artist in your life and you're bitter because celebs are getting some of the work now?

    Scott BlandScott BlandVor 4 Tage
  • The work and passion put in to this, and of course the no bullshit narrative, was amazing! Excellent work!!!

    Ordinarily DapperOrdinarily DapperVor 4 Tage
  • Is it really so wrong to market celebrities along with animated films?

    richard rossrichard rossVor 4 Tage
    • Not in itself, but Robin Williams didn't want his name overshadowing the movie. Then Disney went and did exactly that for basically everything that came after. I understand perfectly where Mr. Williams was coming from with this.

      CidSilverwingCidSilverwingVor 2 Tage
  • arses not asses...

    Will ThixWill ThixVor 4 Tage
  • Ok fine. You got another subscription out of me 😄 I just can't quit cha.

    visionop8visionop8Vor 4 Tage
  • 14:09 Calling a work of Don Bluth a "rip-off" of Disney's stolen recipe means you need to review deeply animation history...

    franzrogarfranzrogarVor 4 Tage
    • @Compucles First, do not ever again put words I've never said into my mouth. Ever. Now, I've never wrote "the was the only one". Said that, lets go to the main issue. I wrote if Blunt HAD the same money (and resources) that Disney, he would have made better movies than Disney. And that's a fact seeing what he did with his limited resources versus what Disney did with their vast resources in the 80s. If you read the development background of Anastasia and compares it against the other Blunt movies, you'll know why its his best: MONEY. So, again, I reaffirm every word I wrote.

      franzrogarfranzrogarVor Tag
    • @franzrogar Bluth was a contributor to the Disney style, but he was hardly the only one, and the overall style predates Bluth's employment with Disney, anyway. As for his movies, he had some pretty good ones like "An American Tail," "The Land Before Time," and the aforementioned "Anastasia," but the latter is the only one that was even close to the same kind of quality as the majority of the Disney animated classics, and no amount of extra money would've changed that. While the 80's were admittedly a mediocre decade for Disney animation, Bluth never would've been able to pull off the kind of gems Disney routinely released in the 90's or even the heights of some of Disney's earlier gems like "Bambi" or "Cinderella."

      CompuclesCompuclesVor Tag
    • @Compucles Because Disney animation style as you know it was very much directed by Bluth know-how? And to reply to your answer (which has nothing to do with what I wrote, BTW) are you really comparing the MONEY Bluth had versus the one that Disney had to make a movie? Seriously? If Bluth had the same money Disney at that time, Disney would be nothing today or it would have been absorbed by Bluth success.

      franzrogarfranzrogarVor 3 Tage
    • Why not? That was practically Bluth's entire post-Disney animation career, just not as good at it as Disney themselves are.

      CompuclesCompuclesVor 3 Tage
  • How do you know they wouldn't hire A-list actors in the past if they could afford it? Animations got more profitable once adults started attending and well-paid actors started accepting the roles. In my country we have no idea what actors play the original versions, we love the dubbed films by their quality.

    Renato DuqueRenato DuqueVor 4 Tage
  • Hey, the live action remake may be a cash grab, but it's far from soulless or a mess! It's a great adaptation and companion film for the original just like the live action versions of "Cinderella" and "Beauty and the Beast"! Will Smith is no Robin Williams, but he does his own excellent and unique take on the character.

    CompuclesCompuclesVor 4 Tage
  • Yeah, the gargoyle and the satyr are poor imitations, but Mushu in "Mulan" is a great character.

    CompuclesCompuclesVor 4 Tage
  • Hey, "The Return of Jafar" is pretty good! While not up to the level of the third film in the trilogy, it's still one of the better direct-to-video Disney sequels (although, that's admittedly not saying a whole lot).

    CompuclesCompuclesVor 4 Tage
  • Oh god I'm a grown woman and I cried like a baby at the end when the clip started playing of him. RIP Robin. RIP.

    Alannah BaldwinAlannah BaldwinVor 4 Tage
  • Well, at least Katzenburg got what he deserved with "Antz": It was slaughtered both critically and commercially by "A Bug's Life."

    CompuclesCompuclesVor 4 Tage
    • @Morten Aanstad Like I said, I was surprised to see it actually did so well. It doesn't have that great of a reputation.

      CompuclesCompuclesVor Tag
    • @Compucles Pixar may be the overall winner, but you make it seem like Antz was panned when it´s actually considered one of the stronger DreamWorks films when looking at their whole filmography. Also, the film´s IMDB rating is 6.6/10, the Metacritic score is 72, 77% of Google users liked it, and the average score of the IMDB user reviews is 7.5/10. And yes, the difference in profit is relatively small when you´re usually expecting a major animated movie to earn at least 100 million at the box-office. You also have to consider that Pixar had already become big when they released "Toy Story", and therefore attracted audiences when they released "A Bug´s Life". DreamWorks however was completely new and nobody had any expectations

      Morten AanstadMorten AanstadVor 2 Tage
    • @Morten Aanstad Hmm, that's surprising. I always heard it sucked. Although, only 52% of the audiences liked it compared to 72% for "A Bug's Life," and that difference in profit isn't just a drop in the bucket, so Pixar was still the overall winner here.

      CompuclesCompuclesVor 3 Tage
    • Slaughtered critically? It has a 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes, and it only made 200 million less at the box-office (yes, it's not much in the animated movie world)

      Morten AanstadMorten AanstadVor 3 Tage
  • Great video, watched the whole thing. The ending was a real tear jerker

    crazy2720crazy2720Vor 4 Tage
  • The pattern I notice: With the exception of the end-of-the-movie dance party, if there is an annoying trend, it's most likely Disney's fault.

    metademetrametademetraVor 4 Tage
  • You forgot to mention that between "The Little Mermaid" and "Beauty and the Beast," there was "The Rescuers Down Under," which brought back Newhart and Gabor...while replacing almost every other character from the first movie.

    CompuclesCompuclesVor 4 Tage
  • This video threw me into such a deep nostalgia trip that I saw visions of my childhood, thanks for ti

    ignaci asdignaci asdVor 4 Tage
  • Why did he die?

    Andrea’s Animations! Pls help my channel ;-;Andrea’s Animations! Pls help my channel ;-;Vor 4 Tage
  • Wow, this woman has like, a lot of anger... OMG, chill woman

    Make Cool AppsMake Cool AppsVor 4 Tage
  • i actually like the popeye movie

    Yanuchi Uchiha: Anime, Games and RamdomnessYanuchi Uchiha: Anime, Games and RamdomnessVor 4 Tage
  • heart means the world....so much animation, or live action is without it now.

    Tea STea SVor 4 Tage
  • Wow! I just stumbled across your video essays for the first time and got totally sucked into binge-watching: this one, followed by the one on Pocahontas, and then the three on The Hobbit. Though I am sure you have heard this sort of praise far too many times already, I find your essays to be an awesome mix of panache and honesty. And the writing and heart through which you deliver them are groundbreaking, as driven by your willingness to put forward actual important (and well crafted) commentary. Other critics need to follow your lead, and are hopefully doing so. This is real journalism. The only critique I have after watching only those two on Disney, is that I hope you are chewing that racist, sexist company's ass a bit harder in other essays. In any case. Really well done.

    Eric BrooksEric BrooksVor 4 Tage
  • Some of your assessments sound plain bitter more than anything sis...

    starsanstarsanVor 4 Tage
  • Leslie Knope was in one of the worst movies made in the past ten years? She really DID peak when she was elected to city council

    Brady FletcherBrady FletcherVor 4 Tage
  • I miss the days when animations were drawn by hand. I think it looked better. Computer animation is weird and ugly to me. Big movie studios don't like to draw by hand anymore?

    Skye IDSkye IDVor 4 Tage
  • Yo this was like... really, really good. Subscribed with gusto! :)

    Brett ShanleyBrett ShanleyVor 4 Tage
  • @thelindsayellis Nailed it! 👍👍😊

    Jonju GhamoshJonju GhamoshVor 4 Tage
  • Wow Eye opener. Confess to that... I watched the animation Aladdin on big screen at full admission price because of the direct result of hearing (before even opening of the movie) through a friend of a friend who was employed at and by Disney at that time. Looking hind sight now, I, after seeing and falling in love with Robin's portraying (or, the other way around) of the genie character with a perfect 10 and then some, helped in advertising (marketing!) of the movie for Disney execs (the Petty Asshole) for free - through the word of my big mouth. So, for that, Disney still owes me my big cut! 😊

    Jonju GhamoshJonju GhamoshVor 4 Tage
  • I feel like you're being a bit hard on John Hurt, although I guess it was before he really made a name for himself.

    Irn Bru BoyIrn Bru BoyVor 4 Tage
How Aladdin Changed Animation (by Screwing Over Robin Williams)