In the early 1980’s the once infallible Walt Disney animation studio produced one flop after another, hitting rock bottom with the release of ‘The Black Cauldron’ which was embarrassingly surpassed at the box office by the Care Bears movie. And with growing competition in the animation world by the likes of Steven Spielberg, the future looked bleak for Disney animation, which was considered the heart and soul of The Walt Disney Company. But a triumvirate of men saved the day. This documentary tells the story of how Roy E. Disney (nephew of Walt), Michael Eisner, and Jeffrey Katzenberg reinvented Disney animation in the late 80’s and early 90’s with new classics like ‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Aladdin’, and ‘The Lion King’. Of course, behind the scenes, there was plenty of conflict despite their successes. And you get to see it all from actual archival footage from that era. The film is directed by Don Hahn, who was there to witness it all as a producer on films like ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘The Lion King’. So for anyone who loves Disney (and I certainly fall into that category) this is a must see behind the scenes documentary, now available on DVD.