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2. Disneytoon Studios with Erika Kurzawa

Released Wednesday, 29th July 2020
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Jessica and Melanie discuss the rise, heyday, and fall of Disneytoon Studios with special guest Erika Kurzawa (CastleCravings.com, "Disney Family Sundays"). Disneytoon Studios, under its various names, produced 47 feature films from 1990 to 2015, but even hardcore Disney fans are often unaware that the studio was a separate entity from Walt Disney Feature Animation. Check out this episode for behind-the-scenes stories, scrapped movie ideas, dramatic readings of VHS cover descriptions, and more!

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SOURCES:

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club - "Disney A to Z: Disneytoon Studios"
https://d23.com/a-to-z/disneytoon-studios/

Disney Wiki - "Disneytoon Studios"
https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Disneytoon_Studios

The Hollywood Reporter - "Disney Shuts Down Animation House Disneytoon Studios"
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disney-shut…

Indie Wire - "Disney Shuts Down Disneytoon Studios in Glendale: Exclusive"
https://www.indiewire.com/2018/06/disneytoon-studi…

Los Angeles Times - "Direct-to-Video Family Films Are Hitting Home"
https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1997-04-16…

Los Angeles Times - "Disney is shutting down Disneytoon animation studios in Glendale"
https://www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-c…

Stewart, James B. DisneyWar. Simon & Schuster, 2006.
Variety - "Layoffs Hit 'Planes' Producer DisneyToon Studios"
https://variety.com/2014/biz/news/layoffs-hit-plan…

Wikipedia - "Disneytoon Studios"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disneytoon_Studios

Wikipedia - "List of animation studios owned by The Walt Disney Company"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_animation_st…

YouTube - "The History of Disney Sequels: A Direct-to-Video Story"
https://youtu.be/plm30pT8B7U

YouTube - "The Rise and Fall of DisneyToon Studios"
https://youtu.be/Ncm3Vp3Uq1I

YouTube - "Yesterworld: The Rise & Fall of DisneyToon Studios
https://youtu.be/Tg73Mj4QX8E 

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