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I think all of this applies to the other studios as well, but Disney, given its size and reputation, has deservedly gotten most of the flack.

I am an animation historian, and Disney's reputation in that field looms large. To see it being disgraced by poorly produced product when it has such a reputation for quality is a massive sin. The company has become exactly what it once stood apart from: one that allows people with corporate finance backgrounds rather than creative filmmaking backgrounds call the shots. And the former have demonstrated time and again that they know shit about actually telling stories without political baggage.

This emphasis on finance over quality content has been obvious ever since Michael Eisner took over the studio in the 1980s, and it really needs to be halted. What is needed is someone who is willing to bet it all on quality content regardless of whether it makes money. Someone like....Walt Disney....

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