Trivia - Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)
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Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)

Genres: Documentary

Taglines: From 1984 to 1994 a perfect storm of people and circumstances changed the face of animation forever.

Director: Don Hahn

Writers: Patrick Pacheco

Stars: Don Hahn, Ron Clements, Peter Schneider, Roy Edward Disney, ...

The story of the Disney Renaissance, an incredibly prolific, successful and prestigious decade lasting from 1984 to 1994 that saw the fallen Walt Disney Animation Studios' unexpected progressive triumphant return to excellence.
The film does not mention who sent the fake memo around the studio that announced the renaming of all of Disney's animated films. It was animator Ed Gombert.
It is mentioned in the film that Frank Wells called the Disney studio at 3am to find out what Goofy's original name was (Dippy Dawg).
Dedicated to the memory of Howard Ashman, Joe Ranft, Frank Wells, and Roy Edward Disney. When the film first premiered Disney was still alive; however, after his death in December of 2009 director Don Hahn decided that the "forever version of the movie" should also include Disney and so the change was made prior to the DVD release.
Don Hahn wanted to avoid making what he called a "talking heads documentary" where people sit in front of the camera and talk. This is why none of the interviewees appear onscreen.