As far back as memory serves, Disney's animation has produced some excellent films, but none so classic as "Bambi" or "Pinocchio," of which his studio was still in its golden era. When Disney died in 1967, his last great movie was "Sleeping Beauty," and afterwards the studio fell into recession, making low-quality films with poor animation techniques and a lack of originality. It wasn't until 1983 when the studio began to return the magic of earlier years, when they presented the audience "The Fox and The Hound," a film which approached Walt's original vision of magic.
But then in 1985, the studio was under new management, and many of the original Disney animators had already left. They produced "The Black Cauldron," the first effort of their modern-day era of animated films. The film did not receive well-deserved recognition because of it's first-ever PG rating, dark and surreal landscapes, and creepy characters woven into a grizzly story.