As a result of Disney had already booked the movie’s premiere, Bluth and his crew needed to end their job inside an “unattainable deadline”; animators have been compelled to work additional time, however nobody received any extra pay, or perhaps a thanks from the studio for the additional effort. Bluth was even “reprimanded” for going barely over funds (whereas Disney executives “break up $3 billion in bonuses”).
When Bluth left in ‘79, he claimed that his expertise on Pete’s Dragon was the “starting of him beginning to assume that Disney was not dedicated to high quality in animation.” So, actually, if it wasn’t for Pete’s Dragon, zero ‘80s children would have developed power bedwetting issues after the trauma of seeing All Canines Go To Heaven.
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