Interview with Ron Clements and John Musker, directors of The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules and Treasure Planet. In part two they detail their transition from animators to story artists to directors.

Bookmarks

  • 00:00:12  Welcome
  • 00:00:34  John directing on Black Cauldron (BC)
  • 00:03:28  Tim Burton on BC
  • 00:04:29  Story Development on BC
  • 00:05:56  Great Mouse Detective (GMD) splits off from BC
  • 00:07:58  Threat of a takeover of Disney
  • 00:08:52  Joe Ranft & the original tone of GMD
  • 00:10:45  Burny Mattinson & other projects around
  • 00:11:59  Second take on GMD
  • 00:16:20  How they became directors
  • 00:18:00  Pitching ideas at the Gong Show
  • 00:20:21  Little Mermaid going in to development
  • 00:22:05  Howard Ashman
  • 00:23:30  Disney moving in a new direction

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