Disney’s Latest Controversial Move Might Be a Success

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By Danni Button A new movie trailer has parents upset — but Disney has seen success here before. When Disney’s animated feature “The Little Mermaid” first hit theaters in 1989, the animation industry wasn’t as popular as it had been in earlier years. Four years earlier, the studio had put a lot of effort into “The Black Cauldron”, which bombed at the box office. Pitching ideas for animated features was a difficult sell after that. But thanks to the musical and story stylings of Hollywood and Broadway legends Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, “The Little Mermaid” made an impression on movie-goers…

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