History Franchise / DisneyAnimatedCanon

2nd May '18 6:19:51 PM KagSwirby
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This category does not include Creator/{{Pixar}} productions, nor does it include every animated feature released by Disney (such as the DirectToVideo {{Sequel}}s and [[WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie other]] [[WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut films]] [[WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers created]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Planes}} by]] DisneyToonStudios, Creator/StudioGhibli dubs, animated films made under a different Disney banner such as ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', which was made under Creator/TouchstonePictures, or animated films distributed by Disney but produced by non-Disney studios). There don't seem to be any hard-and-fast rules as to which movies get to be part of the canon and which don't, but generally, the canon films are made by the Disney feature animation unit (live-action/animation hybrids like ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'' and ''Film/MaryPoppins'' tend not to count unless the animation is the bulk of the film, as in ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'', ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree'' or ''Disney/MelodyTime''). Wiki/TheOtherWiki has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Disney_theatrical_animated_features set of lists]] for both the canon and non-canon films.

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This category does not include Creator/{{Pixar}} productions, nor does it include every animated feature released by Disney (such as the DirectToVideo {{Sequel}}s and [[WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie other]] [[WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut films]] [[WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers created]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Planes}} by]] DisneyToonStudios, Creator/DisneyToonStudios, Creator/StudioGhibli dubs, animated films made under a different Disney banner such as ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', which was made under Creator/TouchstonePictures, or animated films distributed by Disney but produced by non-Disney studios). There don't seem to be any hard-and-fast rules as to which movies get to be part of the canon and which don't, but generally, the canon films are made by the Disney feature animation unit (live-action/animation hybrids like ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'' and ''Film/MaryPoppins'' tend not to count unless the animation is the bulk of the film, as in ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'', ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree'' or ''Disney/MelodyTime''). Wiki/TheOtherWiki has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Disney_theatrical_animated_features set of lists]] for both the canon and non-canon films.
22nd Apr '18 5:09:23 PM Monolaf317
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22nd Apr '18 2:51:38 AM MeaJae97
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See also Creator/DisneyToonStudios, Franchise/DisneyPrincess, ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' (an AffectionateParody of Disney's own films), ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', a video game series which also seems to follow the rule of only using canonical characters from [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters nearly all of these films]] ([[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas and]] [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean th]][[WesternAnimation/ToyStory en]] [[Film/{{Tron}} so]][[Film/TronLegacy me!]]), or ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' which represents almost every canonical movie up to 2001 with at least a cameo appearance. ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is a live-action fairy tale series shown on Disney-owned ABC, with versions of the fairy tale characters heavily and obviously indebted to the Disney animated film versions. ''Film/{{Descendants}}'' is a similar all-DAC crossover Creator/DisneyChannel Original Movie, featuring the offspring of classic Disney characters in a live-action musical. ''Film/DisneyLiveActionRemakes'' refers to a series of films that remake DAC films in live-action format.

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See also Creator/DisneyToonStudios, Franchise/DisneyPrincess, ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' (an AffectionateParody of Disney's own films), ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', a video game series which also seems to follow the rule of only using canonical characters from [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters nearly all of these films]] ([[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas and]] [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean th]][[WesternAnimation/ToyStory en]] [[Film/{{Tron}} so]][[Film/TronLegacy me!]]), or ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' which represents almost every canonical movie up to 2001 with at least a cameo appearance. ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is a live-action fairy tale series shown on Disney-owned ABC, with versions of the fairy tale characters heavily and obviously indebted to the Disney animated film versions. ''Film/{{Descendants}}'' is a similar all-DAC crossover Creator/DisneyChannel Original Movie, featuring the offspring of classic Disney characters in a live-action musical. ''Film/DisneyLiveActionRemakes'' The Film/DisneyLiveActionRemakes refers to a series of films that remake DAC films in live-action format.
17th Apr '18 12:39:30 AM RisefromYourGrave
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** Mertle Edmonds from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' is a bullying AlphaBitch who repeatedly kicks the dog by insulting and excluding Lilo, and also making harsh comments about her mother (even though Lilo happens to be an orphan who is being looked after by her sister). She exists because the real antagonists, [[MadScientist Jumba]], [[ButtMonkey Pleakley]] and [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Captain Gantu]], have sympathetic motivations and the former two eventually decide to move in with Stitch and Lilo as part of her ohana allowing them to be a whole family again. She's made more sympathetic in the series when she adopts one of Jumba's experiments much as Lilo did with Stitch, though she otherwise plays this straight, such as in "Checkers" in which she sends numerous people to the dungeon for things such as giving Lilo (who is queen in this episode thanks to the title experiment) helpful advice.

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** Mertle Edmonds from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' is a bullying AlphaBitch who repeatedly kicks the dog by insulting and excluding Lilo, and also making harsh comments about her mother (even though Lilo happens to be an orphan who is being looked after by her sister). She exists because the real antagonists, [[MadScientist Jumba]], [[ButtMonkey Pleakley]] and [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Captain Gantu]], have sympathetic motivations and the former two eventually decide to move in with Stitch and Lilo as part of her ohana ʻohana allowing them to be a whole family again. She's made more sympathetic in the series when she adopts one of [[Characters/LiloAndStitchExperiments Jumba's experiments experiments]] much as Lilo did with Stitch, though she otherwise plays this straight, such as in "Checkers" in which she sends numerous people to the dungeon for things such as giving Lilo (who is queen in this episode thanks to the title experiment) helpful advice.



** Due to moviegoers tiring of the formula used throughout the Disney Renaissance era, their later "Post-Renaissance" era contained very few {{Animated Adaptation}}s / {{Animated Musical}}s and featured highly experimental storytelling. Standout examples include:

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** Due to moviegoers tiring of the formula used throughout the Disney Renaissance era, their later "Post-Renaissance" era contained very few {{Animated Adaptation}}s / {{Animated Musical}}s and featured highly experimental storytelling.storytelling (to the point that said era is also called the "Experimental Era"). Standout examples include:



*** ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' is ''very loosely'' tied to ''literature/TheEmperorsNewClothes'', but not enough to be considered an adaptation. Instead, it's a DenserAndWackier "{{Buddy|Picture}} {{Road Trip|Plot}}" {{comedy}} in a {{Purely Aesthetic|Era}} {{Mayincatec}} {{setting}}. Since more closely resembles a traditional Disney flick than ''Dinosaur'', the fact that it bucks most of the Canon's staples stands out more.

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*** ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' is ''very loosely'' tied to ''literature/TheEmperorsNewClothes'', ''Literature/TheEmperorsNewClothes'', but not enough to be considered an adaptation. Instead, it's a DenserAndWackier "{{Buddy|Picture}} {{Road Trip|Plot}}" {{comedy}} in a {{Purely Aesthetic|Era}} {{Mayincatec}} {{setting}}. Since more closely resembles a traditional Disney flick than ''Dinosaur'', the fact that it bucks most of the Canon's staples stands out more.



*** Disney was rather hands-off for the development of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', and it shows. Further information can be found [[Franchise/LiloAndStitch here]]. The fact that it was the only real success of Disney's "Post-Renaissance" Era makes its oddities stand out more, to the point that Disney really played up its oddness in comparison to other Disney films in its marketing. It's quite fitting that the film's protagonists are regarded as weird InUniverse.

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*** Disney was rather hands-off for the development of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', and it shows. Further information can be found on [[Franchise/LiloAndStitch here]].its franchise's page]]. The fact that it was the only real success of Disney's "Post-Renaissance" Era makes its oddities stand out more, to the point that Disney really played up its oddness in comparison to other Disney films in its marketing. It's quite fitting that the film's protagonists are regarded as weird InUniverse.



*** ''Disney/ChickenLittle'' went down in history as Disney's ill-fated attempt at a more "sharp-edged" brand of humor not unlike that seen from Creator/{{Dreamworks}}. It's also one of few Canon films to be set in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals.

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*** ''Disney/ChickenLittle'' went down in history as Disney's ill-fated attempt at a more "sharp-edged" brand of humor not unlike that seen from Creator/{{Dreamworks}}.Creator/DreamWorksAnimation. It's also one of few Canon films to be set in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals.



** KathrynBeaumont (''Alice in Wonderland'', ''Peter Pan'') who voiced both Alice and Wendy Darling (respectively).
** [[invoked]]VernaFelton only ever voiced either energetic/stuffy villains (''Dumbo'', ''Alice in Wonderland'', ''Lady and the Tramp'') or kindly matriarchs (''Dumbo'', [[TalkingToHimself again]]), ''Cinderella'', ''Sleeping Beauty'', ''The Jungle Book'').
** PatButtram (''The Aristocats'', ''Robin Hood'', ''The Rescuers'', ''The Fox and the Hound'') used his own distinct rural Alabama accent for every character he voiced.
** AlanTudyk (''Wreck-It Ralph'', ''Frozen'', ''Big Hero 6'', ''Zootopia'', ''Moana'') is a more recent example, if only for playing [[spoiler:antagonists]] in four movies in a row, two of which were [[spoiler:examples of EvilOldFolks]]. A downplayed example as he brings a good deal of vocal variety to his characters and is being considered the "good luck" voice of the Disney Revival.

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** KathrynBeaumont Creator/KathrynBeaumont (''Alice in Wonderland'', ''Peter Pan'') who voiced both Alice and Wendy Darling (respectively).
** [[invoked]]VernaFelton [[invoked]]Creator/VernaFelton only ever voiced either energetic/stuffy villains (''Dumbo'', ''Alice in Wonderland'', ''Lady and the Tramp'') or kindly matriarchs (''Dumbo'', [[TalkingToHimself again]]), ''Cinderella'', ''Sleeping Beauty'', ''The Jungle Book'').
** PatButtram Creator/PatButtram (''The Aristocats'', ''Robin Hood'', ''The Rescuers'', ''The Fox and the Hound'') used his own distinct rural Alabama accent for every character he voiced.
** AlanTudyk Creator/AlanTudyk (''Wreck-It Ralph'', ''Frozen'', ''Big Hero 6'', ''Zootopia'', ''Moana'') is a more recent example, if only for playing [[spoiler:antagonists]] in four movies in a row, two of which were [[spoiler:examples of EvilOldFolks]]. A downplayed example as he brings a good deal of vocal variety to his characters and is being considered the "good luck" voice of the Disney Revival.



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%%* ThePowerOfFriendshipThePowerOfFriendship: Several films in the canon show how a good close friendship can help resolve their conflicts.



* PrinceCharming: Played straight for early Disney classics and later played with in recent Disney films. They can be refusing their royal duties ([[Disney/TheLionKing Simba]]), be jerks at first (though later [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold become better]]) ([[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Beast]], [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove Kuzco]], [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Naveen]]), actually start off as commoners who reach their role as prince through marriage ([[{{Disney/Aladdin}} Aladdin]], [[{{Disney/Tangled}} Flynn Rider]]), [[spoiler: or even be the BigBad ([[{{Disney/Frozen}} Hans]])]].

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* PrinceCharming: Played straight for early Disney classics (to the point that the official marketed name of Cinderella's prince is this trope) and later played with in recent Disney films. They can be refusing their royal duties ([[Disney/TheLionKing Simba]]), be jerks at first (though later [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold become better]]) ([[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Beast]], [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove Kuzco]], [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Naveen]]), actually start off as commoners who reach their role as prince through marriage ([[{{Disney/Aladdin}} Aladdin]], [[{{Disney/Tangled}} Flynn Rider]]), [[spoiler: or even be the BigBad ([[{{Disney/Frozen}} Hans]])]].



** The films solely directed by Woolie Reitherman (''The Sword in the Stone'', ''The Jungle Book'', ''The Aristocats'', ''Robin Hood'', ''The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh'' and ''The Rescuers'') tended to have very loose, episodic story structures.

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** The films solely directed by Woolie Reitherman (''The Sword in the Stone'', ''The Jungle Book'', ''The Aristocats'', ''Robin Hood'', ''The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh'' Pooh'', and ''The Rescuers'') tended to have very loose, episodic story structures.



* RoguesGallery: Holy cow, the Disney Animated Canon has one of the largest, most iconic group of villains in not only animation, but ''media in general'', and they are often some of the popular elements of the Disney movies. Even though the movies are mostly self-contained, you'll see them grouped together as bad guys almost as often as you'll see the princesses grouped together, especially in crossover series like WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse and Franchise/KingdomHearts. It got to where an entire book, [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Frank and Ollie's]] Literature/TheDisneyVillain, was written about them, all because over 50 of the Renaissance Era Disney animators asked them to do it. And then they got a live-action spinoff, CGI and book series inspired by (but not quite) starring them, ''Film/{{Descendants}}''.

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* RoguesGallery: Holy cow, the Disney Animated Canon has one of the largest, most iconic group of villains in not only animation, but ''media in general'', and they are often some of the popular elements of the Disney movies. Even though the movies are mostly self-contained, you'll see them grouped together as bad guys almost as often as you'll see the princesses grouped together, especially in crossover series like WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' and Franchise/KingdomHearts. ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''. It got to where an entire book, [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Frank and Ollie's]] Literature/TheDisneyVillain, ''Literature/TheDisneyVillain'', was written about them, all because over 50 of the Renaissance Era Disney animators asked them to do it. And then they got a live-action spinoff, CGI and book series inspired by (but not quite) starring them, ''Film/{{Descendants}}''.



** Sequels are a rare sight in the animated canon. Walt Disney himself was extremely against making full follow ups to his features (however, he was OK with the odd follow up short cartoon) and almost all attempts to make feature length sequels never got beyond the planning stages -- the lone exception is debatably ''The Three Caballeros''. It wasn't until the early 90's that another sequel, ''The Rescuers Down Under'', would come out, but its box office failure put the kibosh on more official sequels for years -- ''Fantasia 2000'' was the lone exception, and the 2011 Winnie the Pooh film was more of a SoftReboot than a true sequel. Disney is showing signs of lighting up on this due to the upcoming sequels to ''Wreck It Ralph'' and ''Frozen'', with a follow up to ''Zootopia'' currently in the planning stages.
** Around the 90's, Creator/DisneyToonStudios did start making numerous DirectToVideo and made for TV follow ups to their films, but none of them are considered part of the canon.

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** Sequels are a rare sight in the animated canon. Walt Disney himself was extremely against making full follow ups to his features (however, he was OK with the odd follow up short cartoon) and almost all attempts to make feature length sequels never got beyond the planning stages -- the lone exception is debatably ''The Three Caballeros''. It wasn't until the early 90's that another sequel, ''The Rescuers Down Under'', would come out, but its box office failure put the kibosh on more official sequels for years -- ''Fantasia 2000'' was the lone exception, and the 2011 Winnie ''Winnie the Pooh Pooh'' film was more of a SoftReboot than a true sequel. Disney is showing signs of lighting lightening up on this due to the upcoming sequels to ''Wreck It ''Wreck-It Ralph'' and ''Frozen'', with a follow up to ''Zootopia'' currently in the planning stages.
** Around In the 90's, 90s and 2000s, Creator/DisneyToonStudios did start making make numerous DirectToVideo and made for TV follow ups to their films, but none of them are considered part of the canon.



** There are occasionally rare exceptions to this. ''Aladdin'' and ''Hercules'' crossed over in the latter's TV show, and ''Tangled'' and ''Frozen'' are commonly held to share a universe since Rapunzel and Flynn make a FreezeFrameBonus appearance in the latter.
* SissyVillain:

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** There are occasionally rare exceptions to this. ''Aladdin'' and ''Hercules'' crossed over in the latter's TV show, and ''Tangled'' and ''Frozen'' are commonly held to share a universe since Rapunzel and Flynn make a FreezeFrameBonus appearance in the latter.
latter. ''Lilo & Stitch'' teaser marketing involved the latter character messing with the big four Renaissance films, and its franchise's first TV series crossed over with not other Disney films, but rather [[Franchise/DisneyChannelAnimatedUniverse with other Disney animated shows]].
* SissyVillain: SissyVillain:



** Films like ''Dinosaur'' and ''The Lion King'' have a cast of entirely African animals with no humans at all, ** Films like ''Bambi'' and ''The Great Mouse Detective'' have a human cast implied but never or rarely physically present.

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** Films like ''Dinosaur'' and ''The Lion King'' have a cast of entirely African animals with no humans at all, all,
** Films like ''Bambi'' and ''The Great Mouse Detective'' have a human cast implied but never or rarely physically present.



* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: It depends on the film, but the films generally tend to rollercoaster back and forth between having comedic and serious elements.

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* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: It depends on the film, but the films generally tend to rollercoaster roller coaster back and forth between having comedic and serious elements.



** "Human Again" from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' and "Morning Report" from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' were un-needed additions to their respective films, since the movies didn't have them originally ("Human Again" was a BigLippedAlligatorMoment that rendered the story's timeline confusing, a realization that convinced Editor-In-Chief and studio chief Jeffrey Katzenberg to send it to the scrapboard, while Alan Menken and Howard Ashman relocated some of the parts about Belle's and the Beast's love blossoming to the replacement song "Something There". "Morning Report" didn't even exist until the time came for ''The Lion King'' to hit Broadway.). They aren't terrible songs, nor ''completely'' irrelevant (they're both in the stage versions of the respective movies, too). Neither of them exactly advanced the plot or provided much if any character development, but both are in the Special Editions released during the TurnOfTheMillennium. The 2011 3D conversions of both movies removed "Human Again" and "Morning Report" once again.

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** "Human Again" from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' and "Morning Report" from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' were un-needed additions to their respective films, since the movies didn't have them originally originally. ("Human Again" was a BigLippedAlligatorMoment that rendered the story's timeline confusing, a realization that convinced Editor-In-Chief and studio chief Jeffrey Katzenberg to send it to the scrapboard, while Alan Menken and Howard Ashman relocated some of the parts about Belle's and the Beast's love blossoming to the replacement song "Something There". "Morning Report" didn't even exist until the time came for ''The Lion King'' to hit Broadway.). ) They aren't terrible songs, nor ''completely'' irrelevant (they're both in the stage versions of the respective movies, too). Neither of them exactly advanced the plot or provided much if any character development, but both are in the Special Editions released during the TurnOfTheMillennium. The 2011 3D conversions of both movies removed "Human Again" and "Morning Report" once again.
12th Apr '18 8:53:48 PM Clown-Face
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** ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}': Aladdin is a great deal more ruthless and unscrupulous in the original tale.

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** ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}': ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': Aladdin is a great deal more ruthless and unscrupulous in the original tale.
11th Apr '18 10:56:32 AM DuelMark
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** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': The [[BroadStrokes semi-canon]] novel, ''[[Literature/AFrozenHeart]]'', [[spoiler:reveals Prince Hans [[UsedToBeASweetKid used to be the nice person he faked being]], but was forced to grow out of it due the influence of his [[AbusiveParents abusive father]], the king of the Southern Isles. It implies Hans is only emulating his father [[WellDoneSonGuy to finally earn his respect]].]]

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** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': The [[BroadStrokes semi-canon]] novel, ''[[Literature/AFrozenHeart]]'', ''Literature/AFrozenHeart'', [[spoiler:reveals Prince Hans [[UsedToBeASweetKid used to be the nice person he faked being]], but was forced to grow out of it due the influence of his [[AbusiveParents abusive father]], the king of the Southern Isles. It implies Hans is only emulating his father [[WellDoneSonGuy to finally earn his respect]].]]
11th Apr '18 10:55:57 AM DuelMark
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* GreaterScopeVillain: A number of films and their worlds will involve a villain who is not involved in the main plot yet is indirectly responsible for the conflict.
** ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'': Though the Horned King plots to use the cauldron for his own schemes, the spirit within said cauldron is the being allowing him to attempt those schemes.
** ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'': Dr. Facilier's "Friends on the Other Side" are the demonic forces he owes a debt to and his plan is to sacrifice innocent souls to clear his debt. Their only involvement aside from being the source of his powers is giving him shadow creatures to hunt down Prince Naveen.
** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': The [[BroadStrokes semi-canon]] novel, ''[[Literature/AFrozenHeart]]'', [[spoiler:reveals Prince Hans [[UsedToBeASweetKid used to be the nice person he faked being]], but was forced to grow out of it due the influence of his [[AbusiveParents abusive father]], the king of the Southern Isles. It implies Hans is only emulating his father [[WellDoneSonGuy to finally earn his respect]].]]
26th Mar '18 12:21:49 PM Noah1
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This category does not include Creator/{{Pixar}} productions, nor does it include every animated feature released by Disney (such [[WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie as]] [[WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut those]] [[WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers created]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Planes}} by]] [=DisneyToon=] Studios, DirectToVideo Sequels, Creator/StudioGhibli dubs, animated films made under a different Disney banner such as ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' or animated films distributed by Disney but produced by non-Disney studios). There don't seem to be any hard-and-fast rules as to which movies get to be part of the canon and which don't, but generally, the canon films are made by the Disney feature animation unit (live-action/animation hybrids like ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'' and ''Film/MaryPoppins'' tend not to count unless the animation is the bulk of the film, as in ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'', ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree'' or ''Disney/MelodyTime''). Wiki/TheOtherWiki has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Disney_theatrical_animated_features set of lists]] for both the canon and non-canon films.

See also Franchise/DisneyPrincess, ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' (an AffectionateParody of Disney's own films), ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', a video game series which also seems to follow the rule of only using canonical characters from [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters nearly all of these films]] ([[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas and]] [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean th]][[WesternAnimation/ToyStory en]] [[Film/{{Tron}} so]][[Film/TronLegacy me!]]), or ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' which represents almost every canonical movie up to 2001 with at least a cameo appearance. ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is a live-action fairy tale series shown on Disney-owned ABC, with versions of the fairy tale characters heavily and obviously indebted to the Disney animated film versions. ''Film/{{Descendants}}'' is a similar all-DAC crossover Creator/DisneyChannel Original Movie, featuring the offspring of classic Disney characters in a live-action musical. ''Film/DisneyLiveActionRemakes'' refers to a series of films that remake DAC films in live-action format.

''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' were both produced and released by Disney under its Touchstone Pictures banner (the latter's [[UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie 3D]] re-releases were under the Disney banner). Compare the works of former Disney animator Creator/DonBluth, as well as the [[WesternAnimation/GulliversTravels two feature length]] [[WesternAnimation/MrBugGoesToTown animated films made by]] [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer Studios]].

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This category does not include Creator/{{Pixar}} productions, nor does it include every animated feature released by Disney (such as the DirectToVideo {{Sequel}}s and [[WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie as]] other]] [[WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut those]] films]] [[WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers created]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Planes}} by]] [=DisneyToon=] Studios, DirectToVideo Sequels, DisneyToonStudios, Creator/StudioGhibli dubs, animated films made under a different Disney banner such as ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', which was made under Creator/TouchstonePictures, or animated films distributed by Disney but produced by non-Disney studios). There don't seem to be any hard-and-fast rules as to which movies get to be part of the canon and which don't, but generally, the canon films are made by the Disney feature animation unit (live-action/animation hybrids like ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'' and ''Film/MaryPoppins'' tend not to count unless the animation is the bulk of the film, as in ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'', ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree'' or ''Disney/MelodyTime''). Wiki/TheOtherWiki has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Disney_theatrical_animated_features set of lists]] for both the canon and non-canon films.

See also Creator/DisneyToonStudios, Franchise/DisneyPrincess, ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' (an AffectionateParody of Disney's own films), ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', a video game series which also seems to follow the rule of only using canonical characters from [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters nearly all of these films]] ([[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas and]] [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean th]][[WesternAnimation/ToyStory en]] [[Film/{{Tron}} so]][[Film/TronLegacy me!]]), or ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' which represents almost every canonical movie up to 2001 with at least a cameo appearance. ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is a live-action fairy tale series shown on Disney-owned ABC, with versions of the fairy tale characters heavily and obviously indebted to the Disney animated film versions. ''Film/{{Descendants}}'' is a similar all-DAC crossover Creator/DisneyChannel Original Movie, featuring the offspring of classic Disney characters in a live-action musical. ''Film/DisneyLiveActionRemakes'' refers to a series of films that remake DAC films in live-action format.

''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' were both produced and released by Disney under its Touchstone Pictures TouchstonePictures banner (the latter's [[UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie 3D]] re-releases were under the Disney banner). Compare the works of former Disney animator Creator/DonBluth, as well as the [[WesternAnimation/GulliversTravels two feature length]] [[WesternAnimation/MrBugGoesToTown animated films made by]] [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer Studios]].



** In ''Disney/ChickenLittle'', Foxy Loxy gets downgraded to a schoolyard BarbaricBully as opposed to a BigBad out fan the flames of paranoia for a free meal.



** ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': A number of villains get together for a support group, and among them is [[Franchise/StreetFighter Zangief]], who isn't a villain in the games -- though he is often a victim of this trope, being a villain in both the first live-action Film/StreetFighter movie and WesternAnimation/StreetFighter American cartoon. This makes his comments toward Ralph during his sole scene all the more poignant.

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** ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': A number of villains get together for a support group, and among them is [[Franchise/StreetFighter Zangief]], who isn't a villain in the games -- though he is often a victim of this trope, being a villain in both the first live-action Film/StreetFighter movie and WesternAnimation/StreetFighter American cartoon. This makes his comments toward Ralph during his sole scene all the more poignant. WordOfGod admits to considering Zangief a villain simply because he was ThatOneBoss.



** ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'': EvilIsEasy, but it will get you nowhere good in the long run.



** ''Disney/PeterPan'': NotGrowingUpSucks, but you should not let go of your inner child, either.



** ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'': KnowledgeIsPower.



** ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'': Selflessness is what makes a hero, not strength or force of will.



** ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'': Family refers to those who turn to each other when no one else will.
** ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'': Persevere towards the future and don't let your past control you.
** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': The nature and importance of love, and how it is far greater than mere romance.
** ''Disney/BigHero6'': Healing from a painful loss.
** ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': The nature of bias and prejudice in a society, and the role we play in overcoming it.



** ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'': Family extends further than blood ties; adoptive parents can be just as loving as birth parents.

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** ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'': Family extends further than blood ties; adoptive parents can be just as loving as birth parents.''Disney/{{Hercules}}'': Selflessness is what makes a hero, not strength or force of will.



** ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'': Your dreams will motivate you to achieve in life, but you may be overlooking what will truly make you happy.

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** ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'': Family extends further than blood ties; adoptive parents can be just as loving as birth parents.
** ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'': Family refers to those who turn to each other when no one else will.
** ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'': Persevere towards the future and don't let your past control you.
** ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'': A free spirit can never remain confined for long.
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Your dreams will motivate you to achieve in life, but you may be overlooking what will truly make you happy.



** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': The nature and importance of love, [[TheFourLoves and how it is far greater than mere romance]].
** ''Disney/BigHero6'': Healing from a painful loss and not letting it consume you.
** ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': The nature of bias and prejudice in a society, and the role we play in overcoming it.



* {{Deconstruction}}: This along with [[SubvertedTrope subversions]] have become a growing trait of the newer films, what with Disney having been around for so long that telling something completely and entirely new gets understandably difficult. As such, they've begun taking what's been done and ...''toying'' with it. Heavily prevalent in the three most recent princess-centric films: ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', and ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: DeconReconSwitch: This along with [[SubvertedTrope subversions]] have become a growing trait of the newer films, what with Disney having been around for so long that telling something completely and entirely new gets understandably difficult. As such, they've begun taking what's been done and ...''toying'' with it. Heavily prevalent in the three most recent princess-centric films: ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', and ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.



** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is billed as an adaptation of ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'', but it's probably better to say that it's just an adaptation of the title. The original fairy tale was about a peasant girl trying to rescue her friend from an AmbiguouslyEvil member of TheFairFolk, with [[RandomEventsPlot random encounters]] along the way; the Disney movie is primarily about a good, human queen with [[PowerIncontinence uncontrollable]] [[AnIcePerson ice magic]] and her relationship to her sister, with the threat of EndlessWinter and a few original characters thrown in. They both include a reindeer sidekick, though.

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** ''Disney/ChickenLittle'' dispenses with [[Literature/ChickenLittle the original tale]]'s plot of the title character believing TheSkyIsFalling and warning everyone when the townsfolk figure out it was an acorn all along a few minutes into the movie. The bulk of the movie is about Chicken Little trying to live down has poor reputation and [[WellDoneSonGuy connect with his father]]. And then there's an AlienInvasion of all things, but at least the fleet's CloakingDevice kind of looks like falling pieces of sky... It's worth noting that Disney released a more accurate adaptation of the tale long ago as part of their MiscellaneousDisneyShorts.
** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is was originally billed as an adaptation of ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'', but it's probably better to say that it's just an adaptation of after several rewrites, it became InspiredBy the title. title. The original fairy tale FairyTale was about a peasant girl trying to rescue her friend from an AmbiguouslyEvil member of TheFairFolk, with [[RandomEventsPlot random encounters]] along the way; the Disney movie is primarily about a good, human queen with [[PowerIncontinence uncontrollable]] [[AnIcePerson ice magic]] and her relationship to her sister, with the threat of EndlessWinter and a few original characters thrown in. They both include a reindeer sidekick, though. ''Series/OnceUponATime'' takes advantage of this divergence by establishing ''Frozen'' as its own tale and {{Retcon}}ing Anna and Elsa into the SpinOffspring of Gerda and Kai.[[note]]This is a small deviation of the film's canon, in which Anna and Elsa's parents were named Adgar and Idun, and the names of Kai and Gerda were given to some handmaids as an InspirationNod.[[/note]]



* OddballInTheSeries: Disney was rather hands-off for the development of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', and it shows -- the film has a unique art style, {{setting}}, and {{genre}} in comparison to most other canon films, and its narrative seems closer to Creator/{{Pixar}} films in terms of its themes and lack of musical numbers. The fact that it was the only real success of Disney's "Post-Renaissance" Era makes its oddities stand out more, to the point that Disney really played up its oddness in comparison to other Disney films in its marketing. It's quite fitting that the film's protagonists are regarded as weird InUniverse.

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* OddballInTheSeries: OddballInTheSeries:
** ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' is unique in a number of ways: in that it's a CompilationMovie of three short films released over the course of a decade ago, it's the only CashCowFranchise to come out of the studio's DorkAge, and it's not under full ownership by Disney; the estate of Creator/AAMilne licenses the rights to Disney and receives credit for every production.
** Due to moviegoers tiring of the formula used throughout the Disney Renaissance era, their later "Post-Renaissance" era contained very few {{Animated Adaptation}}s / {{Animated Musical}}s and featured highly experimental storytelling. Standout examples include:
*** ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}'' was produced by a SpecialEffects company called the Secret Lab, using CGI characters, over photography-made backgrounds. It's also one of few pieces of DinosaurMedia made under the Disney banner. Because of these oddities, UsefulNotes/{{Europe}} doesn't even consider this a part of the Canon, instead replacing it with ''WesternAnimation/TheWild'', which was made by C.O.R.E. Feature Animation and distributed by Disney.
*** ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' is ''very loosely'' tied to ''literature/TheEmperorsNewClothes'', but not enough to be considered an adaptation. Instead, it's a DenserAndWackier "{{Buddy|Picture}} {{Road Trip|Plot}}" {{comedy}} in a {{Purely Aesthetic|Era}} {{Mayincatec}} {{setting}}. Since more closely resembles a traditional Disney flick than ''Dinosaur'', the fact that it bucks most of the Canon's staples stands out more.
*** ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' is an {{action}} SciFi epic, and the second film after ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' to be rated PG (This being before Disney started to AvoidTheDreadedGRating).
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Disney was rather hands-off for the development of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', and it shows -- the film has a unique art style, {{setting}}, and {{genre}} in comparison to most other canon films, and its narrative seems closer to Creator/{{Pixar}} films in terms of its themes and lack of musical numbers. shows. Further information can be found [[Franchise/LiloAndStitch here]]. The fact that it was the only real success of Disney's "Post-Renaissance" Era makes its oddities stand out more, to the point that Disney really played up its oddness in comparison to other Disney films in its marketing. It's quite fitting that the film's protagonists are regarded as weird InUniverse.InUniverse.
*** ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' is an adaptation on ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', but is one of few Disney adaptations to use the RecycledInSpace treatment, and does so with such boldness.
*** ''Disney/ChickenLittle'' went down in history as Disney's ill-fated attempt at a more "sharp-edged" brand of humor not unlike that seen from Creator/{{Dreamworks}}. It's also one of few Canon films to be set in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals.
** ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' does with VideoGames what ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' does with {{Toon}}s and ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' does with {{toys}}, crafting an original story about their relationship to humanity starring a cast of {{Exp|y}}ies, with {{Guest|Fighter}} {{Cameo}}s playing a supporting role.



** Sequels are a rare sight in the animated canon. Walt Disney himself was extremely against making full follow ups to his features (however, he was OK with the odd follow up short cartoon) and almost all attempts to make feature length sequels never got beyond the planning stages--the lone exception is debatably ''The Three Caballeros''. It wasn't until the early 90's that another sequel, ''The Rescuers Down Under'', would come out, but its box office failure put the kibosh on more official sequels for years--Fantasia 2000 was the lone exception, and the 2011 Winnie the Pooh film was more of a SoftReboot than a true sequel. Disney is showing signs of lighting up on this due to the upcoming sequels to ''Wreck It Ralph'' and ''Frozen'', with a follow up to ''Zootopia'' currently in the planning stages.
** Around the 90's, Disney did start making numerous direct to video and made for TV follow ups to their films, but none of them are considered part of the canon.

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** Sequels are a rare sight in the animated canon. Walt Disney himself was extremely against making full follow ups to his features (however, he was OK with the odd follow up short cartoon) and almost all attempts to make feature length sequels never got beyond the planning stages--the stages -- the lone exception is debatably ''The Three Caballeros''. It wasn't until the early 90's that another sequel, ''The Rescuers Down Under'', would come out, but its box office failure put the kibosh on more official sequels for years--Fantasia 2000 years -- ''Fantasia 2000'' was the lone exception, and the 2011 Winnie the Pooh film was more of a SoftReboot than a true sequel. Disney is showing signs of lighting up on this due to the upcoming sequels to ''Wreck It Ralph'' and ''Frozen'', with a follow up to ''Zootopia'' currently in the planning stages.
** Around the 90's, Disney Creator/DisneyToonStudios did start making numerous direct to video DirectToVideo and made for TV follow ups to their films, but none of them are considered part of the canon.



* TheVerse: Possibly with all {{the cameo}}s and {{Easter egg}}s and what not. If ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' is considered, each movie takes place in its own world that exists separate from the others due to the events of [[GreatOffscreenWar the Keyblade War]].

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* TheVerse: Possibly with all {{the cameo}}s and {{Easter egg}}s and what not. If ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' is considered, each movie takes place in its own world that exists separate from the others due to the events of [[GreatOffscreenWar the Great Keyblade War]].
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This category does not include Creator/{{Pixar}} productions, nor does it include every animated feature released by Disney (such [[WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie as]] [[WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut those]] [[WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers created]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Planes}} by]] [=DisneyToon=] Studios, DirectToVideo [[WesternAnimation/DisneyToonStudiosSequels Sequels]], Creator/StudioGhibli dubs, animated films made under a different Disney banner such as ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' or animated films distributed by Disney but produced by non-Disney studios). There don't seem to be any hard-and-fast rules as to which movies get to be part of the canon and which don't, but generally, the canon films are made by the Disney feature animation unit (live-action/animation hybrids like ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'' and ''Film/MaryPoppins'' tend not to count unless the animation is the bulk of the film, as in ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'', ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree'' or ''Disney/MelodyTime''). Wiki/TheOtherWiki has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Disney_theatrical_animated_features set of lists]] for both the canon and non-canon films.

See also Franchise/DisneyPrincess, ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' (an AffectionateParody of Disney's own films), ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', a video game series which also seems to follow the rule of only using canonical characters from [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters nearly all of these films]] ([[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas and]] [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean th]][[WesternAnimation/ToyStory en]] [[Film/{{Tron}} so]][[Film/TronLegacy me!]]), or ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' which represents almost every canonical movie up to 2001 with at least a cameo appearance. ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is a live-action fairy tale series shown on Disney-owned ABC, with versions of the fairy tale characters heavily and obviously indebted to the Disney animated film versions. ''Film/{{Descendants}}'' is a similar all-DAC crossover Creator/DisneyChannel Original Movie, featuring the offspring of classic Disney characters in a live-action musical. ''Film/DisneyLiveActionRemakes'' refers to a series of films that remake DAC films in live-action format. ''WesternAnimation/DisneyToonStudiosSequels'' refers to the non-canonical direct-to-video sequels of DAC done by [=DisneyToons=] Studios.

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This category does not include Creator/{{Pixar}} productions, nor does it include every animated feature released by Disney (such [[WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie as]] [[WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut those]] [[WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers created]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Planes}} by]] [=DisneyToon=] Studios, DirectToVideo [[WesternAnimation/DisneyToonStudiosSequels Sequels]], Sequels, Creator/StudioGhibli dubs, animated films made under a different Disney banner such as ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' or animated films distributed by Disney but produced by non-Disney studios). There don't seem to be any hard-and-fast rules as to which movies get to be part of the canon and which don't, but generally, the canon films are made by the Disney feature animation unit (live-action/animation hybrids like ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'' and ''Film/MaryPoppins'' tend not to count unless the animation is the bulk of the film, as in ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'', ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree'' or ''Disney/MelodyTime''). Wiki/TheOtherWiki has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Disney_theatrical_animated_features set of lists]] for both the canon and non-canon films.

See also Franchise/DisneyPrincess, ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' (an AffectionateParody of Disney's own films), ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', a video game series which also seems to follow the rule of only using canonical characters from [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters nearly all of these films]] ([[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas and]] [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean th]][[WesternAnimation/ToyStory en]] [[Film/{{Tron}} so]][[Film/TronLegacy me!]]), or ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' which represents almost every canonical movie up to 2001 with at least a cameo appearance. ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is a live-action fairy tale series shown on Disney-owned ABC, with versions of the fairy tale characters heavily and obviously indebted to the Disney animated film versions. ''Film/{{Descendants}}'' is a similar all-DAC crossover Creator/DisneyChannel Original Movie, featuring the offspring of classic Disney characters in a live-action musical. ''Film/DisneyLiveActionRemakes'' refers to a series of films that remake DAC films in live-action format. ''WesternAnimation/DisneyToonStudiosSequels'' refers to the non-canonical direct-to-video sequels of DAC done by [=DisneyToons=] Studios.\n
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See also Franchise/DisneyPrincess, ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' (an AffectionateParody of Disney's own films), ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', a video game series which also seems to follow the rule of only using canonical characters from [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters nearly all of these films]] ([[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas and]] [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean th]][[WesternAnimation/ToyStory en]] [[Film/{{Tron}} so]][[Film/TronLegacy me!]]), or ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' which represents almost every canonical movie up to 2001 with at least a cameo appearance. ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is a live-action fairy tale series shown on Disney-owned ABC, with versions of the fairy tale characters heavily and obviously indebted to the Disney animated film versions. ''Film/{{Descendants}}'' is a similar all-DAC crossover Creator/DisneyChannel Original Movie, featuring the offspring of classic Disney characters in a live-action musical. ''Film/DisneyLiveActionRemakes'' refers to a series of films that remake DAC films in live-action format. ''WesternAnimation/DisneyToonsSequels'' refers to the non-canonical direct-to-video sequels of DAC done by [=DisneyToons=] Studios.

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See also Franchise/DisneyPrincess, ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' (an AffectionateParody of Disney's own films), ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', a video game series which also seems to follow the rule of only using canonical characters from [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters nearly all of these films]] ([[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas and]] [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean th]][[WesternAnimation/ToyStory en]] [[Film/{{Tron}} so]][[Film/TronLegacy me!]]), or ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' which represents almost every canonical movie up to 2001 with at least a cameo appearance. ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is a live-action fairy tale series shown on Disney-owned ABC, with versions of the fairy tale characters heavily and obviously indebted to the Disney animated film versions. ''Film/{{Descendants}}'' is a similar all-DAC crossover Creator/DisneyChannel Original Movie, featuring the offspring of classic Disney characters in a live-action musical. ''Film/DisneyLiveActionRemakes'' refers to a series of films that remake DAC films in live-action format. ''WesternAnimation/DisneyToonsSequels'' ''WesternAnimation/DisneyToonStudiosSequels'' refers to the non-canonical direct-to-video sequels of DAC done by [=DisneyToons=] Studios.
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