You Can Thank Steven Spielberg For One Of Animation's Most Heartbreaking Moments

You Can Thank Steven Spielberg For One Of Animation's Most Heartbreaking Moments
Amidst Disney Animation's creative and financial struggles in the years leading up to the Disney Renaissance in the 1980s, former Disney animator Don Bluth emerged as an exciting voice in the world of American animated storytelling. His directorial efforts in that decade were not just pleasing to the eye; they were willing to be scary and heartbreaking in a way that the Mouse House had shied away from since Walt Disney's death in 1966.

Bluth's 1988 animated film, "The Land Before Time," perfectly illustrates the way his movies balanced light and darkness during this period. Its prehistoric story begins with a herd of Apatosauruses,...

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