When did animated movie sequels go from some direct-to-dvd tier laughable cash grab to something huge that studios lean like Disney is doing with Toy ...

When did animated movie sequels go from some direct-to-dvd tier laughable cash grab to something huge that studios lean like Disney is doing with Toy Story 5 and Frozen 2? What started the change?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not animation, it's just the general trend of IP mining that Hollywood is in. Nolan's Batman, LotR, Harry Potter and the MCU are responsible.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm convinced that indefinite IP use is causing a lot of the kulturkampf problem in media
      >new writers get a hold of something because people won't let it die
      >new writers do something fans don't like and it feels illegitimate because it isn't the original creator doing it
      and of course the whole thing about it killing creativity and such
      just let shit die to be honest. there's no way to stop the retcon problem unless you're doing retcons or reimaginations of things that are hundreds of years old that already don't have a canon that can be changed

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Toy story 2

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that was going to be DTV movie wasn't it

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Okay so related to picrel, yes the animation style was degraded to DeviantArt tier but this was still a good movie.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no its automatically a bad movie because, the animation is lower quality, it didnt get a theatrical release, and its shorter, and not by WDAS

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Idc, still comfy kino and good score.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I give it a bit of slack considering it was a direct to video deal instead of a theatrical release.

      The soundtrack was great though (for the most part)

      He Lives in You, We are One, My Lullaby, and One of Us were all super enjoyable to listen to. And I at least somewhat liked Upendi when I was a kid.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Disney wanted to exploit the highly lucrative video/DVD market while also trying to separate it from the core Disney brand.
    Though some of those sequels back then got theatrical releases.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >LK2
    >laughable
    It was kino what are you talking about

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    TLK2 was fine but why did 3 have better animation despite being basically an animated comedy?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because 2 sucked and was embarrassing and they thought they should try a little harder for the 3rd one.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When I was in 2nd grade we had a movie day in my classroom because it was raining too hard for recess, and we watched Lion King 2. After the movie, my classroom girlfriend broke up with me for refusing to roleplay and pretend to be Kovu. I've hated The Lion King ever since, but I won in the end because by middle school she was a socially awkward autist, and a full blown furry by high school. I really dodged a bullet.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kovu was wasted on this sequel.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's singlehandedly responsible for turning an entire generation of little girls in to furries though.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly, after seeing the musical, I kind of wish retroactively that some of the songs from it had been in the original. Especially Shadowlands, which would've given Nala some MUCH needed character development/personality.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It went something like this

    >Disney Reluctant to make sequels for fear of tampering with the existing property in some way
    >Some B team makes a sequel and it is like free money
    >Greenlights a ton of low quality sequels
    >Pixar less relunctant to make feature quality sequels with Toys 2 as its third money
    >Gradually Pixar and Disney sequels homogenize and Disney makes Pixar movies and Pixar makes Disney movies
    >Disney makes Sequels and nobody thinks anything unusual just happened.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Disney used to have them made direct to DVD movies with the TV animation crews, mainly to advertise TV shows and merch. They later stopped when they realized giving more of a budget means more money

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    We all know the only reason anyone watches it is for Deception Gazelle and Disgrace Zebra

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    > These two should know how to fight in some capacity given the events of the previous movie but they actually struggled against lionesses who are half starved
    I'd say thats a bit unfair, Nala and Simba WERE holding their own until it got to a point where Simba was being like 6v1'd, even if you're strong you can't be expected to win when you're against that many opponents.

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