And the fact that he, within the context of the story, is only rewarded and accepted when he does something that benefits the rich people saving the baby from a rat is actually rather cynical. The Sword Send In The Clowns - Various - The Best Of Broadway : The American Musical (CD) the Stone : The film tries to have a "Knowledge is the real power.
It was by sheer luck that he ends up going to London and turns out to be the one worthy of pulling out the sword, making him King of England right then and there. The Lion King : In what is probably one of the most infamous cases, Simba the lion thinks he killed his own father and runs off to another land.
Eventually people tell him to confront his fears and he goes back to challenge Scar, who took over his kingdom in his absence and turned it into a tyranny. Yet when Scar again puts the blame on him for causing his fathers' death Simba starts to doubt himself again and the other lions doubt him too. It's only when Scar has Simba in a situation where he will probably die that he confesses that he was the actual murderer.
This gives Simba the confidence to finally defeat Scar and when he does this, all the others finally accept him in their midst. Meet the Robinsons is particularly Anvilicious about its Aesop: don't worry about making mistakes because you can always learn from them and fix them later. The movie contains two plot-stopping lectures and a musical number to hammer it in. So, when confronted with DOR, Lewis solves the problem by declaring he will never invent her, causing a Temporal Paradox and removing her from existence.
A quick and easy way to end the movie, but at the cost of undermining its Aesop. Right from the beginning, DOR was still fully-functional, if only disobedient. The movie's solution prevents a viable third option: Instead of writing DOR off as a failed invention too early, Lewis could remind his future self to either correct DOR's behavior or outright build a better one, allowing him to dispatch DOR while still having his Helping Hat invention.
Lewis also never demonstrates that he learned his roommate had needs and would be more conscientious about it. Meanwhile, the two characters who DO follow the Aesop's advice don't exactly get rewarded for it: Wilbur scrambles around trying to fix his careless mistake but only ends up making things worse and is eventually punished by his mother when he admits to it, while the Bowler Hat Guy keeps trying new schemes when the old ones fail and is consistently chewed out for his incompetence by DOR and everyone else around him.
The short version: The film's Aesop is about getting better through learning from your mistakes. While Lewis laments that he makes the same mistakes over and over again, he ends up solving his problems by denying his mistakes and potentially repeating themrather than identifying and improving on them. Conversely, when Wilbur and Bowler Hat Guy do try and learn from their own mistakes, they end up making things worse for themselves. Canines Primary, Felines Secondary : The Canon as a whole has more movies featuring dogs in lead roles than housecats in lead roles.
If wild felines are included, however, then it's an even four for four, with The Lion King and The Jungle Book added to the list. Canon Discontinuity : Despite many of the films in the canon getting direct-to-video sequels or even sequel and Spin-Off TV shows as listed under Recycled: The Series on the Trivia pagenone of those are considered canon to the original movies.
Read the Trivia page for more on this one. Classic Villain : Just about every Disney Villain qualifies, to the point of Disney having its own section on the page. Comic-Book Adaptation : There have been a lot of comic books based on the films, way too many to list as is, and they've been around as long as Snow White.
Cover Version : DisneyManiafor a number of hits from movie soundtracks. In some cases, song covers are included in DVD sets. It's also fairly common for a contemporary artist to cover a song from a movie. While The Black Cauldron features animate skeletons and self-sacrifice, it doesn't quite touch on the darkness that is The Hunchback of Notre Damesince that film has a scene with an older man lustfully sniff a young woman's hair and then singing about his uncontainable lust.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire does away with the color, Non Human Sidekicksand songs of previous features, and replaces them with action, explosions, and the death of many a background character. Pocahontas is one of the few without a complete resolution for the main characters. The villain has admittedly been defeated but John Smith's fate is left uncertain. The Direct to Video sequel not part of Disney Animated Canon was created to elaborate on Send In The Clowns - Various - The Best Of Broadway : The American Musical (CD), though even then there isn't a perfectly blissful resolution.
Zootopia is a more recent contender for one of Disney's darker animated movies, not so much for what is shown onscreen but for the fact that it is a disturbingly realistic depiction of how bias and cultural prejudice can impact society.
Facilier from The Princess and the Frog all work. Is it telling that all these share the same directors? Decon-Recon Switch : This along with subversions have become a growing trait of the newer films, what with Disney having been around for so long that telling something completely and entirely new gets understandably difficult.
As such, they've begun taking what's been done and Heavily prevalent in the Send In The Clowns - Various - The Best Of Broadway : The American Musical (CD) most recent princess-centric films: The Princess and the FrogTangledand Frozen.
Denser and Wackier : Several of the films tend to be much more wacky and comedic than the typical Disney movie. The large majority of Disney's xerox-era films in the 60s and 70s were both cosmetically and thematically wackier, with more bumbling villains, a more nominal death count, slapstick emphasis, and jazzier upbeat soundtracks in place of the usual atmospheric orchestra. Disneyfication : Disney, being the Trope Namerfrequently takes massive creative liberties for movies in the canon that are based on a pre-existing story, and they are by far the most well known examples of doing this, to where they have their own page for examples of it.
Disney Villain Death : Trope Namer. See " Killed Off for Real " below; it's easier to list villains who didn't die this way. Earn Your Happy Ending : Every once in a while this will be used. Tarzan was based on Tarzan of the Apesbut Disney did work the monkey trope into a wacky lather in the film, particularly with Tarzan's loud-mouthed female gorilla sidekick Terk, her not-too-bright buddies Flynt and Mungo, and the mischievous baby baboon Manu.
On the other hand, some primate characters are completely serious i. Kerchak, the stern silverback and Kala, Tarzan's loving foster mother or are more threatening than funny the baboon horde. The Lion King had the shaman-type, Rafiki, who was an African vision-having kung-fu mandrill.
King Louie from The Jungle Book was Disney's original addition to the movie, yet arguably, feels very much as if he belongs to Mowgli's world. The original book doeshowever, have a scene where the monkeys try to make Mowgli their leader, and won't let him go. He was later transplanted to TaleSpin.
A few Disney geeks have a theory that this trope is the only acceptable reason why there are " lemurs " in the Late Cretaceous period in Dinosaur. Gorillas and monkeys appear as background characters in Dumbo. A ferocious gorilla tries to escape from its cage during a parade, and a whole family of monkeys sleeping on a swing can be seen during the "Baby Mine" number. Evil Is Hammy : With a few exceptions. Evil Laugh : Another thing many of the villains have in common.
Evil Minions : Most of the Big Bads have at least one. Fairy Tale : A number of films in the canon are directly inspired by various literary classics, several are tapped for the Disney Princess lineup. Family-Unfriendly Death : Most of the villains and then some. God Save Us from the Queen! Also, positive queens are either killed off early or shoved in the background. There are very few exceptions, like The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad and even that depends on how you interpret the ending and Send In The Clowns - Various - The Best Of Broadway : The American Musical (CD) villains in Pinocchio never being punished — Pinocchio just escapes from them.
The loss of just one boy presumably not being significant, it can even be said that the Coachman won as far as his scheme went. Greater-Scope Villain : A number of films and their worlds will involve a villain who is not involved in the main plot yet is indirectly responsible for the conflict. The Black Cauldron : Though the Horned King plots to use the cauldron for his own schemes, the spirit within said cauldron is the being allowing him to attempt those schemes.
He makes a proper introduction in the first released direct-to-video sequel and the television serieswhere he plots to reclaim the experiments to amass an army for conquering the universe. The Princess and the Frog : Dr. Facilier's "Friends on the Other Side" are the demonic forces he owes a debt to and his plan is to sacrifice innocent souls to clear his debt. Their only involvement aside from being the source of his powers is giving him shadow creatures to hunt down Prince Naveen.
Frozen : The semi-canon novel, A Frozen Heartreveals Prince Hans used to be the nice person he faked beingbut was forced to grow out of it due the influence of his abusive fatherthe king of the Southern Isles. It implies Hans is only emulating his father to finally earn his respect.
Happily Ever After : Most of the movies end like this. Averted with The Fox and the Hound and Pocahontashowever. Hate Sink : Given how large and varied the canons Rogues Gallery is, there's plenty to go around. Dumbo generally does not have a central villain. The Ringmaster, though admittedly responsible for locking away Dumbo's mother, was not aware that she was trying to protect her son and believed that she was a public menace which could result in his circus being closed for good and many other animals there no longer have a job there.
Even the four elephant bullies who made fun of Dumbo for his large ears occasionally have a point in being angry at him especially when he screwed up their climax and wounds them greatly.
Key word is occasionally, but outside that, they are actually competent circus elephants that kept the normal circus going. But good luck finding fans of that one kid that bullied Dumbo and incited the wrath of Mrs.
Jumbo, triggering a chain of events that resulted in Dumbo's misery. Lady Tremaine is an absolutely despicable person who is cruel and petty in every scene she's in, and has no likable, sympathetic or humorous qualities to her at all.
It says a lot that a Lady with no magical powers, evil henchservants or ambitions beyond social climbing manages to be one of the most vile characters in the entire Disney rogues gallery based on her personality alone. The Lion King gives us Scar. Given that he's a ruthless, cruel bastard who killed his own brother in cold blood and blamed Simba in the process, it's not hard to imagine that Scar was meant to garner much of the viewers' hatred as possible.
It backfired, however, as Scar ended being a Love to Hate example for his awesome charisma. Pocahontas has Governor Ratcliffe. A racistelitist asshole who is motivated entirely by greed and his social statuslooks down on his men as expendable tools, is willing to commit genocide as part of his agenda, and has no sympathetic qualities at all. The Hunchback of Notre Dame : The reason why Judge Claude Frollo was so monstrously cruel was because Disney wanted to avert the Evil Is Cool trope, which was common among Disney villains at the time and continues to be so.
Just like Scar, Frollo ended being a Love to Hate example. Chi-Fu from Mulan is a misogynistic, obnoxious, snooty Obstructive Bureaucrat who constantly irritates the other characters with his arrogance. He is even told to his face by the emperor that he can easily be replaced by the heroine. The reason for his presence is that Mulanas a war movie, has a villainous faction that is difficult to personalizeeven once the Hun army is stripped down to five members, and Shan Yu, the movie's resident Big Badis a Lightning Bruiser who regards Mulan as a Worthy Opponentas well as one of the few people in the movie who never cares about her gender.
Emperor Kuzco from The Emperor's New Groove is a rare example of the protagonist being this, and almost all of it is Played for Laughs. At first coming off as a Reasonable Authority Figureonce he's revealed to be the villainRourke goes out of his way to become as unlikable and despicable as possible, with the flimsiest of excuseseven when it's not wise to do soand has the most transparent of motives, all while acting like an insufferable jackass who thinks he knows better.
His bad sense of humor is tastelesshe is completely unreasonable, and his actions and attitude are so repulsive that most of the cast immediately turn on him.
And he didn't hesitate to throw Helga off the blimp in order to lighten its load. Milo also mentions that the most probable buyer for Kida and the crystal, in terms of who has enough money in the world for it, is the Kaiser. She's made more sympathetic in the series when she adopts one of Jumba's experiments much as Lilo did with Stitch, though she otherwise plays this straight, such as in "Checkers" in which she sends numerous people to the dungeon for things such as giving Lilo who is queen in this episode thanks to the title experiment helpful advice.
Bolt is, at its heart, a Road Trip Plot with no real villains; even the slightly insane director and the snarky network representative are doing what they believe is best for the Show Within a Show. That's why we have Penny's horribly obnoxious agent, who by contrast is doing what he thinks is best for himself, with no regard for the feelings or well being of the child he's supposed to be looking out for or her mother.
Frozen : After Prince Hans revealed his deceptive nature, Elsa, Anna and Kristoff do not have a good opinion of him, knowing that he never truly cared for Anna at all, but was instead using her naive infatuation for him to get Arendelle's throne and callously abandoned her to die to further his own fiendish schemes. And the book The Secret Admirer confirms that Olaf is aware of Hans' actions against Anna and Elsa, and dislikes for the prince as a result.
The Heavy : The bulk of the films have their conflict driven in whole by an overarching villain setting things into motion, with the protagonists getting dragged into it. Held Gaze : Has been used in several of the romance-focused movies to imply the underlying UST of the characters.
Notable films that use this trope are Beauty and the BeastAladdin and Tangled. Frozen also features one of the two princess characters become a queen by the beginning of the movie and be good. Historical Villain Upgrade : Robin Hood portrays Prince John as an effeminate Large Ham who is prone to childish tantrums upon mention of his brother and always begins sobbing at the mention of his mother.
He also taxes Nottingham until most of the citizens are in jail because they invented a song that insulted him and plans to have Friar Tuck hanged to lure out Robin Hood. Governor Ratcliffe from Disney's Pocahontas. The real John Ratcliffe seems to have been more foolishly trusting than villainous, as he wanted to trade with the Native Americans, not to rob them or commit genocide on them. He was eventually captured and tortured to death flayed aliveactually by the Powhatan Indians, who seem to have received a bit of a Historical Hero Upgrade in the movie.
Granted, the Huns weren't all that nice, but Disney's demonic portrayal of them in Mulan complete with inhuman yellow eyes is pretty extreme. They shouldn't even have been Huns. The tribe that Mulan fought against were the Xiongnu, a similar but distinct tribe. If a villain is on the verge of death or defeat, the hero will try to spare them only to fail. The narrator says "You won't see any nutcracker on the screen.
There's nothing left of him but the title. The Fox and the Hound : How Walt Disney Studios managed to look at what reads like a fictionalized documentary about the life and times of a mongrel hunting dog and a human-reared wild fox who live through bear hunts, rabies epidemics, and the rise of suburbia among other things and thought it would make a wonderful talking animals musical about racism is a mystery for the ages.
Hercules : Due to the sheer amount of changes made from the source material, the only things this movie has in common with the original Heracles myth is that they both star a super strong demigod protagonist and share a couple of similar plot points and settings. Heck, it feels less like an adaptation of the myth and more like Superman: The Movie and Rocky mashed up and set in Ancient Greece.
See Sadly Mythtaken for how the film differs in so many ways from the original myth. Chicken Little dispenses with the original tale 's plot of the title character believing The Sky Is Falling and warning everyone when the townsfolk figure out it was an acorn all along a few minutes into the movie. The bulk of the movie is about Chicken Little trying to live down has poor reputation and connect with his father. And then there's an Alien Invasion of all things, but at least the fleet's Cloaking Device kind of looks like falling pieces of sky It's worth noting that Disney released a more accurate adaptation of the tale long ago as part of their Miscellaneous Disney Shorts.
The original Fairy Tale was about a peasant girl trying to rescue her friend from an Ambiguously Evil member of The Fair Folkwith random encounters along the way; the Disney movie is primarily about a good, human queen with uncontrollable ice magic and her relationship to her sister, with the threat of Endless Winter and a few original characters thrown in. They both include a reindeer sidekick, though. She raises her glass in a mocking toast, passing judgment on various types of rich, middle-aged women wasting their lives away with mostly meaningless activities "The Ladies Who Lunch".
Her harshest criticism is reserved for those, like herself, who "just watch",  and she concludes with the observation that all these ladies are bound together by a terror that comes with the knowledge that "everybody dies". Larry returns from the dance floor, taking Joanne's drunken rant without complaint and explains to Robert that he still loves her dearly.
When Larry leaves to pay the check, Joanne bluntly invites Robert to begin an affair with her, assuring him that she will "take care of him". The reply this elicits from him, "But who will I take care of? Robert insists it is not, that he has studied and been open to marriages and commitment, but questions "What do you get?
Larry and she go home, leaving Robert lost in frustrated contemplation. The couples' recurrent musical motif begins yet again, with all of them focused anew on their "Bobby Bubbi", "Robert darling", or "Bobby baby", and again inviting him to "Drop by anytime Rather than the cheery, indulgent tone he had responded with in earlier scenes, Robert suddenly, desperately, shouts "STOP!
Finally, Bobby's words change, expressing a desire, increasing in urgency, for loving intimacy, even with all its problems, and the wish to meet someone with whom to face the challenge of living "Being Alive". The opening party resets a final time; Robert's friends have waited two hours, with still no sign of him.
At last, they all prepare to leave, expressing a new hopefulness about their absent friend's chances for loving fulfillment, and wishing him a happy birthday, wherever he may be, as they leave.
Robert then appears alone, smiles, and blows out his candles "Finale". Company opened in Boston in out-of-town tryouts, receiving mixed reviews, ranging from the Boston Evening Globe's "Brilliant", to Variety 's observations : "The songs are for the most part undistinguished" and "As it stands now it's for ladies' matinees, homos and misogynists". Directed by Hal Princethe musical opened on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre on April 26,and closed on January 1,after performances and seven previews.
Musical staging was by Michael Bennettassisted by Bob Avian. The set design by Boris Aronson  consisted of two working elevators and various vertical platforms that emphasized the musical's theme of isolation. Dean Jones left the show on May 28, Inhe recalled the circumstances.
Dean Jones went home. Kert earned rave reviews for his performance, and the Tony Awards committee decided that he was eligible to compete for Best Actor in a Musical, an honor usually reserved for the actor who originates a role. The making of the original cast recording was captured by award-winning documentary filmmaker D. Pennebakershortly after the show opened on Broadway,  as a pilot for a TV series highlighting the different ways a cast-album recording session could be conducted.
It was shown at the New York Film Festival in September and was unanimously praised and saw many people turned away as the auditorium was at capacity. As nobody was left in New York to spearhead the project, the series was scrapped.
Only this lone pilot film remains, of an idea never brought to fruition. On June 15,to wide acclaim,    Criterion began streaming the documentary, along with a commentary recorded in by Pennebaker, Prince and Stritch, who offer insight into the creation of the original Broadway production, as well as the documentary itself.
Prince shares his account of Dean Jones' experience and the challenges of playing the lead. See above on Jones' departure. Prince observes that no one was better in the very difficult part than Jones. The film, Original Cast Album: Companyis filled with behind the scenes footage of the marathon recording process at the Columbia Records 30th Street recording studio at East 30th Street and Third Avenue on the first Sunday in May, complete with much of the musical direction from and insight of Sondheim himself.
Several of the show's numbers were captured in the film—including "Another Hundred People", "Getting Married Today", and "Being Alive"—all recorded with a live orchestra, done in multiple takes, over the course of several hours. Eventually, only "The Ladies Who Lunch" remained to be recorded.
It was well past midnight, and Stritch, Sondheim, and the orchestra were all clearly suffering from the effects of the day's marathon recording session. Stritch struggled repeatedly to record a satisfactory version of the song, even going so far as to slightly drop the key for a few takes. Her voice continued to degrade and her energy continued to ebb away. As she struggled, some conflict was seen between Stritch, the producer, Thomas Z.
Shepardand Sondheim. Before dawn, everyone agreed to stop. They recorded one last take of the orchestra by themselves and agreed to have Stritch come back early in the week and record the vocal over the previously recorded orchestra track.
The film and musical was the inspiration for the Documentary Now! The mockumentary follows the recording of the cast album of a fictional Company -style musical, about the residents and employees of a co-op apartment.
The musical is so poorly reviewed that it closes after its first day, and the cast is informed of this during the recording session. The episode was written by John Mulaney and Seth Meyers. The first West End production opened on January 18,at Her Majesty's Theatrewhere it closed on November 4,after performances. After 43 previews, the Roundabout Theatre revival, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Rob Marshallopened on October 5,at the Criterion Center Stage Right, where it ran for 60 performances.
Previews began on December 1, with opening on December 13 and closing on March 2, On Sunday, November 7,a one-off concert of Companystarring most of the London revival cast, including Adrian Lester as Bobby, was held at the Queen's Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue, to commemorate the 80th birthday of the composer, Stephen Sondheim. A Kennedy Center Washington, D. Marx Theatre in March through April The show was well-received, and Sondheim travelled to Australia for the first time in thirty years to attend the opening night.
This involved cutting several numbers and scenes with no explanation, and that night's performance ended twenty minutes early. Following complaints from the audience, there was considerable negative press attention to the decision, and Sondheim threatened to revoke the production rights for the show.
Paul Gemignani conducted a piece orchestra, which used similar orchestrations to the first Broadway production. A filmed presentation of the three-night concert production saw limited theatrical release on June 15, with DVD and Blu-ray releases on November 13, A West End revival was staged at the Gielgud Theatre in previews from September 26,and officially, on October A Broadway transfer of the West End revival was originally slated to open March 22,coinciding with Sondheim's 90th birthday.
The production began previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on March 2, but after nine preview performances, was suspended along with all other Broadway shows due to the coronavirus pandemic. Calling themselves his family, the assassins sing, imploring Oswald to act.
He crouches at the window and shoots "November 22, ". After the assassinations, a group of citizens recount what they were doing when they heard that the President had been killed and lament that even though only a single man died, the nation has changed forever "Something Just Broke". The assassins regroup once more at the shooting range, now with Oswald among their ranks, and they proudly restate their motto, "Everybody's got the right to be happy," before loading their guns and opening fire on the audience "Everybody's Got the Right Reprise ".
Many assassins in this musical has their lines reflecting their need for attention, and according to Wang, "what unites each of the assassins is the desire for attention. For Zangara no photographers! This theme is mainly represented by the assassin Charles Guiteauwho was responsible for the assassination of President James A.
His idealism and optimism might make audience members "feel more sympathy for Guiteau than for some of the other assassins. Pain and desperation are keywords in Zangara 's character and lyrics: he is portrayed to be a poor immigrant who suffers a very strong stomachache. In How I Saved RooseveltZangara's pain in the stomach and his desperation on his healing have even turn into his anger and hatred towards upper-class people. However, in the revised score the lead is sung by the Proprietor.
Sondheim has said that he expected backlash from the public due to the content. Nowadays, virtually everything goes," he told The New York Times. Assassins was featured in episode 6 of Netflix's The Politician. In the show, they are performing in a school production of the musical, which parallels events occurring in their own lives.
Although Assassins had not run on Broadway prior tothe London production and Off-Broadway production led to a ruling by the Tony Awards Administration Committee that the musical is a revival instead of an original musical. Recordings of both the Off-Broadway production and the revival are commercially available. It does however include the full 11 minute spoken word climactic scene 'November 22, '.
The Broadway recording adds 'Something Just Broke' and several dialogues sections but only includes the second half of the 'November ' scene. While the original Off-Broadway production used just three musicians, the original cast recording was recorded after show had closed and was fully orchestrated by Michael Starobinwith 33 musicians directed by Paul Gemignani.
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