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The Eras Of The Disney Canon
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As we converse through the Disney Animated Canon in chronological order sometimes we refer to the Silver Age, or the Dark Age (in the image above more charitably called the Bronze Age). Other than the wartime/package films era being a pretty clear line between the Golden Age and the Silver age, the rest of the eras are more debatable. For example Michial said during our 101 Dalmatians episode that he thought we were entering the First Dark Age, although many people put the start of the Dark Age after Jungle Book and Walt Disney’s death. Although honestly, Walt had definitely lost interest in the animation for several years before his death, and it may be a better delineator to call this the xerography era. Those debates are all part of the fun of looking at these movies. Either way, this graphic from Network 1901 is a pretty good one, and the video I grabbed it out of ain’t bad either if you’re looking for a nice overview of the entire canon. I disagree with a few of the narratives presented in the video, but it’s an overview so there’s not a ton of room for nuance.

And, if you’re just looking for a list of the films in the canon - Wikipedia is your friend : )




The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library by Carl Barks

Carl Barks is a legend in the history of Disney and of comic books. As Michial mentioned, he's particularly beloved in Northern Europe. For example, The Carl Barks Collection, is what looks to be a gorgeous academic set of his works, that was only published in Norway, Denmark, Germany, Finland, and Sweden. Too bad I only read English! 

Thankfully, if you are an English reader like me there is Fantagraphics. They are putting out the complete Donald Duck and Scrooge McDuck works that were written and illustrated by Barks - although they are not releasing them in chronological order, which is a little confusing. Also, no commentary as far as I can tell.

And, in great news for me, they are now being released through kindle and comixology, so mea-culpa. Last I checked that wasn't true, but I'm happy to be wrong on that one.

Donald Duck’s Family Tree

There are a couple very similar Donald Duck family trees floating around the interwebs, both illustrated by Don Rosa and based on the work of Carl Barks. The top image below includes Ludwig Von Drake, whereas the bottom one doesn’t. Don’t ask me which one is canon. Comicsalliance has some more interesting information on how the origins of the second image.

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There Are 14 (and counting?) Land Before Time Movies - The Latest Came Out In 2016 (14!!)

Michial claimed only people "our age" would know the Land Before Time movies, and I said there are 29 of them - and although both of these statements are clearly false - only mine may come true at some point in the future. 

Also, we'll definitely be mentioning The Land Before Time again when we get to the 80's because it was created by Don Bluth - a rather infamous character in the Disney Animated Studios saga.

The Disney Vault is Alive and Well
The “Disney Vault” is the term used by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment for its policy of putting home video releases of Walt Disney Animation Studios’s animated featureson moratorium. Each Disney film is available for purchase for a limited time, after which it is put “in the vault” and not made available in stores for several years until it is once again released. This also means digital copies are not available on Disney Movies Anywherewhen those movies are currently in the Disney Vault. However most titles in the Vault are available to buy online permanently
— https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disney_Vault