It makes sense that there’s an announcement in my e-mail inbox about a new edition of “The Great Mouse Detective” on DVD, because I have a feeling anyone who sees “Waking Sleeping Beauty” is going to want to go back and take a look at that film, along with “The Black Cauldron,” “The Rescuers Down Under,” and all the megahits that Disney released in the wake of “The Little Mermaid.” It’s just a natural side-effect of watching this absorbing look at the way the company reinvented itself in the Michael Eisner/Jeffrey Katzenberg era.
I sat down with Don Hahn and Peter Schneider at the old Animation building on the Disney lot in Burbank, which seems like the perfect place to have a conversation about their film, the studio’s history, and where animation is right now.
Drew McWeeny: So I moved out here in the summer of “90 and was a theatre manager in Sherman Oaks.
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