Disney Stopping Direct-to-Dvd Sequels

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  1. jkmj

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    The Walt Disney Co. will no longer produce direct-to-video sequels of its animated features, according to Disney watcher Jim Hill. Hill, who has had a hit-and-miss record in reporting on inside decisions at the company, said that Sharon Morrill, president of DisneyToon Studios, has been forced to step down as part of the decision to shut down the group that produces the DVD sequels. Prior to Disney's acquisition of Pixar, Pixar executives Steve Jobs and John Lasseter had publicly complained about the quality of the sequels, maintaining that they undercut the value of the original features. Disney executives had responded that the sequels had proved to be enormously successful for the studio. According to Hill, Lasseter made the decision to halt further production of the DVD sequels and fire Morrill after viewing a "work-in-progress version" of The Tinkerbell Movie, which Hill described as "an awful mess." Hill said that Lasseter complained to Disney chief Robert Iger that the movie was "virtually unwatchable." As a direct result of that meeting, Hill wrote, "some $30 million worth of animation had to be scrapped."

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  3. BabyPiglet

    BabyPiglet <font color=royalblue>Stop Child Abuse NOW<br><fon

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    Ok what? This doesn't even make sense.
     
  4. jkmj

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    is that better:goodvibes
     
  5. BabyPiglet

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    Much bettter. Your words were a little screwy though.

    Anyhooz, I agree. I hate those direct-to-dvd sequels. Horrible quality.
     
  6. jkmj

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    I can never watch Peter Pan again without thinking of those very bad sequels. I wish they would dissapear.:wizard:
     
  7. BabyPiglet

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    Or that 101 Dalmations one with Spot or something? Awful.

    Or Cinderella. Or dear. I'm glad Disney is finally bringing back up the quality of their videos.
     
  8. Ampris

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    Huzzah! This has been going on far too long; I'm glad Jobs had the guts to tell them straight up how the straight-to-video movies are really received instead of them just throwing movies together for extra profit on the side without any cares or concerns about jilted fans of the original, or heck, even the original canon. I think that the boring looking and very out of place Fox and the Hound sequel that could have been an episode of any given cartoon (and, of course Cinderella III) recently went too far, but all in all I've only liked maybe three of their sequels, and those are probably be the ones that had real care and effort put into them (ala LK2). No offense to anyone who liked the sequels, but I'm really very pleased about this! :woohoo:
     
  9. DisGirlAllie

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    Yes! I mean oh darn?
     
  10. MuNkY

    MuNkY Momma don't cry. I just wanna stay high.

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    Too many movies have had sequils that just shouldn't have.

    Beauty and the Beast
    Lion King
    Little Mermaid
    ...and Aladdin should've stopped at Return of Jafar.
     
  11. Raichu

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    They only sequals I can stand are the Lion King ones. I'm glad they finally put an end to the madness.
     

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