Re: POLL: Best Movie from the Disney Renaissance?
Beauty and the Beast
is the best balance of drama, comedy, music, story, and animation of all the poll's options. Plus, it was Howard Ashman's last. I wish we could have seen what his genius could have done with the stories to come. Though Alan Menken's work is also brilliant, the two of them together are simply magical.
The Little Mermaid
really did revive Disney, didn't it! I often wonder if we would have gotten all those great movies - both Disney and Pixar - if it hadn't been for Mermaid.
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