No more fairy tales at Disney Animation

Disney fairy tale movies

Disney Animation has decided to discontinue making fairy tales as part of its filmmaking slate over the forseeable future.

"Films and genres do run a course," said Pixar Animation Studios chief Ed Catmull, who along with director John Lasseter oversees Disney Animation. "They may come back later because someone has a fresh take on it … but we don't have any other musicals or fairy tales lined up." Indeed, Catmull and Lasseter killed two other fairy tale movies that had been in development, "The Snow Queen" and "Jack and the Beanstalk."

Disney has built is reputation on fairy tales from its early days and its logo happens to be a classic fairy tale castle. Its most recent fairy tale is the movie 'Tangled'.

Why? Blame of the Nickolodoen culture of tweens from the likes of Selena Gomez to Miley Cyrus. Girls have outgrown fairy tales.

"You've got to go with the times," MGA Chief Executive Isaac Larian said. "You can't keep selling what the mothers and the fathers played with before. You've got to see life through their lens."


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