History Creator / DonBluth

10th Jun '18 11:30:23 AM DariusRiggs
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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Most of his films usually follow the typical hero vs villain story. Theres no debate who is good and who is bad.
13th May '18 4:31:20 AM Shadowgazer
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** BlackAndWhiteMorality: ''WesternAnimatiion/TheSecretOfNIMH'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'', ''WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark'', and ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle''

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** BlackAndWhiteMorality: ''WesternAnimatiion/TheSecretOfNIMH'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'', ''WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark'', ''WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark'',''WesternAnimation/BartokTheMagnificent'', ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'' and ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle''''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime''. The last one, toys with WhiteAndGreyMorality with the antagonist, Sharptooth, looking like a mere animal that is just acting on its predatory instincts, whereas Littlefoot and his friends, except Cera, are unambiguously good. In the book however he is given intelligence making him unambiguously evil.



** WhiteAndGreyMorality: ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' and ''WesternAnimation/BartokTheMagnificent''



* WhiteAndGreyMorality: ''The Land Before Time'' (The antagonist, Sharptooth, is just acting on its predatory instincts, whereas Littlefoot and his friends are unambiguously good).
27th Apr '18 2:37:12 PM ghdhjghfkjyh
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27th Apr '18 6:38:15 AM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'': A rather notorious attempt to ape ''all'' the films of the Disney Renaissance up to that point.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina|1994}}'': A rather notorious attempt to ape ''all'' the films of the Disney Renaissance up to that point.



* FollowTheLeader: ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' were pretty blatant attempts to copy the Disney formula.

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* FollowTheLeader: ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina|1994}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' were pretty blatant attempts to copy the Disney formula.



** In ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'', there is an implied attraction between Mrs. Brisby and Justin, but it doesn't go much further than that. Played more straight with Tony Toponi and Bridget in ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'', Goldie and Chanticleer in ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' and Prince Cornelius, as well as Hubie and Marina in ''WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin''.

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** In ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'', there is an implied attraction between Mrs. Brisby and Justin, but it doesn't go much further than that. Played more straight with Tony Toponi and Bridget in ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'', Goldie and Chanticleer in ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina|1994}}'' and Prince Cornelius, as well as Hubie and Marina in ''WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin''.



* ReusedCharacterDesign: While his films aren't ''too'' bad about this, if you really pay attention a lot of his characters have similar facial features, body types and mannerisms. For example, compare [[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail Fievel]] to [[WesternAnimation/RockADoodle Edmond]], WesternAnimation/BanjoTheWoodpileCat to [[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH Martin Brisby]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}} Jacquimo]] to [[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail Henri]], [[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH The Great Owl]] to [[WesternAnimation/RockADoodle The Grand Duke of Owls]], [[WesternAnimation/RockADoodle one of the Duke's owl henchmen in the chorus]] (the one with the green cape, NOT Hunch!) to [[WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin Rocko]], [[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail Warren T. Rat]] to [[WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven Carface]] or [[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH Ms. Shrew]], [[WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven Carface]] to [[WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark Gnorga]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH Jenner]] to [[WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin Drake]].

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* ReusedCharacterDesign: While his films aren't ''too'' bad about this, if you really pay attention a lot of his characters have similar facial features, body types and mannerisms. For example, compare [[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail Fievel]] to [[WesternAnimation/RockADoodle Edmond]], WesternAnimation/BanjoTheWoodpileCat to [[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH Martin Brisby]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}} [[WesternAnimation/Thumbelina1994 Jacquimo]] to [[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail Henri]], [[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH The Great Owl]] to [[WesternAnimation/RockADoodle The Grand Duke of Owls]], [[WesternAnimation/RockADoodle one of the Duke's owl henchmen in the chorus]] (the one with the green cape, NOT Hunch!) to [[WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin Rocko]], [[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail Warren T. Rat]] to [[WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven Carface]] or [[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH Ms. Shrew]], [[WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven Carface]] to [[WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark Gnorga]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH Jenner]] to [[WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin Drake]].
23rd Apr '18 1:53:54 PM x_countryguy
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Bluth's film's boasted some of the most [[SugarWiki/AwesomeArt lavish character and effects animation]] at the time and are notably {{darker|AndEdgier}} in theme and content than even most animated features for families made to this day, usually having a high mortality rate or grim subject matter. His were also some of the ''[[DerangedAnimation weirdest]]'' [[DerangedAnimation animated features]], many following a [[RandomEventsPlot disjointed fever-dream kind of internal logic]]. Even his more poorly-received features have their fans for their bizarre plots and ''really'' pretty animation.

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Bluth's film's films boasted some of the most [[SugarWiki/AwesomeArt lavish character and effects animation]] at the time and are notably {{darker|AndEdgier}} in theme and content than even most animated features for families made to this day, usually having a high mortality rate or grim subject matter. His were also some of the ''[[DerangedAnimation weirdest]]'' [[DerangedAnimation animated features]], many following a [[RandomEventsPlot disjointed fever-dream kind of internal logic]]. Even his more poorly-received features have their fans for their bizarre plots and ''really'' pretty animation.



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* ParentalAbandonment: [[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Littlefoot's mother]] was fatally wounded by Sharptooth, [[WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven Anne-Marie]] is an orphan, and Anastasia's whole family was murdered, except for her Grandma who she got separated from, getting amnesia in the process, and ended up in an orphanage for 10 years of her life.

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[[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Littlefoot's mother]] was fatally wounded by Sharptooth, [[WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven Anne-Marie]] is an orphan, and Anastasia's whole family was murdered, except for her Grandma who she got separated from, getting amnesia in the process, and ended up in an orphanage for 10 years of her life.
22nd Apr '18 12:42:35 PM mageos
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The new studio took its first job with the "Don't Walk Away" sequence in the CultClassic ''Film/{{Xanadu}}''. Two years later was their first feature and Bluth's feature directorial debut, ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''. A massive, effects-heavy undertaking which forced Bluth and his two partners to [[NoBudget mortgage their houses at just to get more funding]], it was a big hit with critics and fantasy fans alike, but [[AcclaimedFlop only barely broke even]] (not helped by the fact that it was [[DuelingMovies going up against]] ''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial the]]'' [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial biggest film of the decade]] thus far). They produced the animation for two laserdisc-driven videogames, the cult hits ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' and ''VideoGame/SpaceAce'', in order to recoup their losses.

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The new studio took its first job with the "Don't Walk Away" sequence in the CultClassic ''Film/{{Xanadu}}''. Two years later was their first feature and Bluth's feature directorial debut, ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''. A massive, effects-heavy undertaking which forced Bluth and his two partners to [[NoBudget mortgage their houses at just to get more funding]], it was a big hit with critics and fantasy fans alike, but [[AcclaimedFlop only barely broke even]] (not helped by the fact that it was [[DuelingMovies going up against]] ''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial the]]'' [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial biggest film of the decade]] thus far). They produced the animation for two laserdisc-driven videogames, the cult hits ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' and ''VideoGame/SpaceAce'', in order to recoup their losses.
22nd Apr '18 12:39:04 PM mageos
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Deeply unhappy with [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation the state of animation at the time]] and feeling that Disney was too concerned with saving money to produce a great film, Bluth wanted to remind both movie executives and the public at large [[DoingItForTheArt what painstakingly attentive hand-drawn animation could do]]. He recruited colleagues Gary Goldman and John Pomoroy to start work on a pet project in his garage and for six years, the three of them met after work to teach themselves the kind of top-tier quality classical animation they felt they weren't getting at Disney, frequently consulting Creator/DisneysNineOldMen for tips and techniques (Bluth even briefly dated Ward Kimble's daughter). Their research and development resulted in the half-hour TV special ''WesternAnimation/BanjoTheWoodpileCat''. Reasonably successful, it was proof to the three men that they were capable of striking out on their own.

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Deeply unhappy with [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation the state of animation at the time]] and feeling that Disney was too concerned with saving money to produce a great film, Bluth wanted to remind both movie executives and the public at large [[DoingItForTheArt what painstakingly attentive hand-drawn animation could do]]. He recruited colleagues Gary Goldman and John Pomoroy to start work on a pet project in his garage and for six years, the three of them met after work to teach themselves the kind of top-tier quality classical animation they felt they weren't getting at Disney, frequently consulting Creator/DisneysNineOldMen for tips and techniques (Bluth even briefly dated Ward Kimble's Kimball's daughter). Their research and development resulted in the half-hour TV special ''WesternAnimation/BanjoTheWoodpileCat''. Reasonably successful, it was proof to the three men that they were capable of striking out on their own.
15th Apr '18 1:09:15 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* SlasherSmile: A common trend in his villainous characters.
7th Apr '18 8:07:43 PM nombretomado
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His website can be seen [[http://www.donbluthanimation.com here]], which includes animation tutorials and a forum in which you ''might'' even be able to talk to the man himself. You can also find his YouTube page [[https://www.youtube.com/user/DonBluthProductions here]], and his Twitter page [[https://twitter.com/DonBluth here]].

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His website can be seen [[http://www.donbluthanimation.com here]], which includes animation tutorials and a forum in which you ''might'' even be able to talk to the man himself. You can also find his YouTube Website/YouTube page [[https://www.youtube.com/user/DonBluthProductions here]], and his Twitter page [[https://twitter.com/DonBluth here]].
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