Released on Wednesday, November 24 on our screens, “Encanto” is the sixtieth great animated classic from Disney studios, the list of which started with “Snow White” in 1937. But have you seen them all?
If you arrived on time for the screening, you will probably not have missed it: Encanto is the sixtieth great animated classic born in the Disney studios, as proudly announces a box before the fantastic adventures of the Madrigal family.
A clarification is however to be brought, because the figure may seem strangely low for a studio whose first feature film dates back to 1937. This is not indeed the sixtieth film produced by Disney, but the sixtieth to be part of the so-called list of “Great classics”. Which does not require meeting specific criteria and is not fulfilled a posteriori, depending on public and critical reception, the titles already having this label at the time of their theatrical release.
However, it seems possible to determine some of the reasons that prevent a film from being part of it, when one establishes the commonalities between those that are not in it. To know :
- live-action feature films which include some animated sequences, such as The Teenage Witch, Peter and Elliott the Dragon, Mary Poppins and his sequel. And if Fantasia or The Three Caballeros are not excluded, it is undoubtedly because they are above all animated, with some live passages, while Dinosaur is composed of synthetic images on natural sets.
- films co-produced with Pixar (be all their babies, from Toy Story to recent Luca) or CORE Feature Animation (The Wild).
- films made, not within the parent company, but by one of its subsidiaries. Like Disney Movietoons, which became Disneytoon Studios in 2003 and until its closure in 2018. We owe them La Bande à Picsou – The Treasure of the Lost Lamp, Goofy and Max or The Return of Jafar.
Directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush (Zootopia), joined by Charise Castro Smith, Encanto allows the list to pass the sixties mark. List that you can also find in full at this address. How many films have you seen?
What are your 25 favorite classics? While waiting to know where “Encanto” will be located, discover the classification established thanks to your notes. The first one shouldn’t surprise you.