Ok, I used to be the one leading the /Disney namespace transition and it kinda slid off...the move to namespace all works has kinda brought it back by accident. But the original project was to only move the Disney Animated Canon
. That said, the reason
was because of work collision and because of Disneyfication
- so much of Disney's stuff is adaptations, often of stuff that has been adapted many other times, and in some cases there were non-Disney animated adaptations as well. (And to make things more confusing, Disney later went and did live action films of some of their films...The Jungle Book
, 101 Dalmatians
...and stage adaptations of Beauty and the Beast
and The Lion King
...) In short, if a work has an adaptation that is "The Disney Version" that is signifigantly distinct from the original to warrant a separate work page, it could fesibly go in /Disney. We just wanted to move the animated canon over completely, deeming it would be confusing to have some of them in the namespace and some not. So it was a cross between a series namespace (like /Discworld) and a media namespace.
...but that discussion happened at least three years ago, and a lot has changed around here since then. So I would not call it a closed debate.
Personaly, I would say Disney and Pixar works that are not adaptations and not Disney Animated Canon
should go to the media namespace instead of /Disney.
edited 18th Apr '12 6:41:51 PM by Elle