Revisiting ‘Frank and Ollie,’ the Documentary About Two Men Who Defined What a Disney Legend Could Be
Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2020 by Josh Spiegel
(Welcome to Out of the Disney Vault, where we explore the unsung gems and forgotten disasters currently streaming on Disney+.)
The Disney Renaissance was a heady time, not just for the animation industry at large but for the Walt Disney Company. The 1980s began as a dark time for Disney but concluded as the company began to ascend new heights of creative and financial success, largely thanks to the innovative animation at the heart of films like The Little Mermaid. The 1990s were an even more exciting time for Disney: the studio netted its first Best Picture nominee for animation, and films like Aladdin and The Lion King were massive box-office successes.
It stands to reason, then, that the company was willing to do what it did best: take a look back in nostalgia.