Did you forget about The Rescuers Down Under? Don't worry, other people have, too. This could be partially due to the timing. This film came out only one year after The Little Mermaid, and one year before Beauty and the Beast.
The Rescuers Down Under
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is definitely darker than other Disney movies. It touches on subjects like lust, genocide, sin, infanticide, and even anti-Romani sentiment.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Tarzan featured a great script, a well-thought-out story that is compelling to watch, and visuals that brought the jungle to life. And it certainly doesn’t hurt that the film stars voices from Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Glenn Close, Rosie O’Donnell, and more.
What better way to launch the Renaissance Era than with The Little Mermaid? When it was released, critics praised the animation, music, and characters. It’s not hard to see why it has earned a lifetime gross of $235 million. The film even won two Academy Awards.
The Little Mermaid