Disney doesn’t always make movies that are hits, although, these days, most are. Here are some Disney movies that deserved more love than they received.
These days, Disney releases a movie, and nine times out of ten, it will be a financial success. From Disney animation to Pixar to Marvel to Star Wars; Disney movies are guaranteed to be hits.
However, Disney was not always so successful. There was a period when things were more difficult for Disney, they made mistakes, and for one reason or another a movie failed at the box office. While there are genuine movies that earned their failure, there were some that no one saw but should have seen.
9 Solo: A Star Wars Story
A more recent flop was the second Star Wars spinoff movie to show Han Solo’s origins. It was first Star Wars film to be considered a real flop at the cash officeme. This was the result of bad publicity for the change of directors and massive re-filming. The fans were unfairly harsh on the lead for not looking identical to Harrison Ford.
It also didn’t help that Solo was sandwiched between Avengers: Infinity War Y Deadpool 2. Solo: A Star Wars Story it’s really not as bad as many thought it would be; is a fun heist movie that harks back to western crime classics of the past. The entire cast does their job well, there are Easter eggs galore, and the lore was even expanded.
8 Back to Oz
In a way it’s understandable why Back to Oz failed. Despite acting as a sequel to The Wizard of Oz, takes more inspiration from the books and turns into a dark and scary fantasy movie. Those who grew up with Back to Oz I don’t love his dark twist, and the direction led the audience avoiding the movie.
This ensured that the film gained a cult following, especially among fans of L. Frank Baum’s books. The film’s creepy look and tone led to a mature fantasy film that became a cult gem. Back to Oz it’s a smart, mature version of the world of Oz that more people need to have in their library.
7 The Black Cauldron
Despite being his most ambitious project, The Black Cauldron it was his biggest failure It almost killed the studio. Over the years, The Black Cauldron has become infamous for being an overlooked gem with beautiful animation, a terrifying villain, and acts as a great tribute to fantasy stories like The Lord of the rings.
6 Atlantis: the lost empire
Atlantis: the lost empire it didn’t fare too well in theaters. However, over the years, the film has had a large following due to its drastically different art style from other Disney films at the time; was inspired by Hellboy the visual style of creator Mike Mignola. Mignola even helped translate that style into animation.
While it provides a fun adventure movie with a host of memorable characters, the animation is what has kept the movie afloat. It’s a wonderfully visceral movie that may not be for everyone, but everyone should at least see it once in their lifetime.
5 John carter
The original John Carter from Mars The books were decades ahead of their time and featured science fiction adventures about a human being on Mars. Sadly, this unknown IP wouldn’t get enough people interested in a movie. Disney invested more than three hundred million dollars in the production of the film. But I only got a fraction of that back.
With a great cast, beautiful visuals, and lots of sci-fi action – it was a shame that John carter performed so badly. Could have been next Star Wars or The Lord of the rings for Disney, but instead, it was quickly forgotten.
4 The rescuers from Down Under
Disney made big profits The rescuers, earning more than twenty times the low budget. When Disney started making a comeback in the late 1980s after hits like The great mouse detective, Disney made a big budget sequel with The rescuers from Down Under.
It was bigger and better in almost every way with the cast returning alongside a great new cast that included George C. Scott as the hilarious villain McLeach. Sadly, The rescuers from Down Under I lost a lot of money and it would remain forgotten for years until it recently gained more followers.
3 The brave toaster
Smart appliances travel across the country to find their owner. It was a simple concept that even predates Toy story but unlike Toy story, single barely made back his two million dollar budget. The brave toaster is an adorable and fun road trip movie that features one of the best cast of characters.
Every gadget, from Toaster to Kirby, the void is brilliantly expressed. It embraces the concept of electronics quite well and even has a bit of a consumerism commentary on it. The brave toaster It is also a great musical with many memorable songs. I would go on to get two direct video sequels that weren’t that great.
two Tron: Legacy
The original Tron it was a failure despite all the care and effort that went into it. However, there were enough cult fans that a giant sequel was made in 2010. It was intended to be Disney’s next big franchise, so they did their best and created one of the most impressive science fiction experiences.
Unfortunately, although he got a good amount of money, it just didn’t make enough money to satisfy Disney. This is a shame because Tron: Legacy It features not only great visuals, but the Daft Punk soundtrack is perfect and continued the story from the first movie quite well.
1 Treasure planet
Often labeled by fans as the most underrated Disney animated movie ever made: Treasure planet should have been a success. The Robert Louis Stevenson Count Treasure Island as a space opera it spawned a beautifully animated, voiced and executed Disney gem from the 2000s. There were even plans for a follow-up TV series and a sequel.
That would be canceled because Treasure planetgains were moderate at best with the movie quickly being forgotten. Despite its sci-fi angle, Treasure planet is actually a fairly faithful representation of the book and very much like Atlantis, has a style of animation that is unique and still remains today. It’s colorful, it’s fun, it’s fun, it’s a great Disney cult gem.
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