while my problems with Disney extend to the more social happenings of their execs, the movies have indeed gone down in quality.
Like the recall of "The Resucers" because a couple frames in the re-release contatined nude pictures.
The endless Television spin-offs of great movies (Aladdin) or halfway decent flicks (Little Mermaid)
Dare I even touch the video game licenses?
Is Disney still Disney? Not any longer. Walt Disney, the founder, went on record several times against doing direct sequels to movies as they cheapen the original production. Like Mary Poppins. Could a sequel really do justice to the acting of Dick Van Dyke and Julia Andrews? I don't think so. Could Robin Hood be remade without the wacky narration and Singing of Roger Miller?
Another thing that made the original productions stand out was when Disney did them. Like Bedknobs and Broomsticks which came out when many people were just starting to get over WWII.
Now we get trash like Scream and Natural Born Killers from Miramax. If the cultural relationship is the same, ouch.
Yes, Disney Studios still can do some good stuff. Monster's Inc, Bug's Life, Toy Story are all good examples. But it's not the same level of acting that our parents knew. It's not the same Disney. The Disney that years ago embraced family values and telling a good story now rejects families, openly supports homosexuals, and has become literally the second largest purveyer of visual filth next to AOL/Time Warner which doesn't even list itself as a family friendly business.
And the really weird part comes recently when Eisner went on record here
as copied from the Financial Times
"For me, theft of property, via the internet or any other way, is not only alarming because of the material loss but also disconcerting because it implies the loss of the moral compass on which our society is based."
Uh huh. Feel free to laugh now people.