Talk:Don Bluth

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Journey Back To Oz[edit]

The filmography for this article lists Journey Back To Oz and next to that, in parenthesis, it says "director". However, if you look on the "Journey Back To Oz" page, it lists Hal Sutherland as director of that film. Why? Which page is right? Web wonder (talk) 05:00, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

New article for Don Bluth Productions[edit]

Any objections to moving most of the info from "Career" to a new article about Don Bluth Productions? Most of that info applies to his production company and not him personally. Frecklefoot | Talk 20:18, May 25, 2005 (UTC)

It's fine with me. Copperchair 5 July 2005 06:53 (UTC)

Ditto. -- user:zanimum


I don't know what the author means when he says that Don Bluth animation is more 'lively' than Disney animation, or that his films contain a mystical quality about them. If these were significant quotes from critics and commenters, they'd be okay, but they sound more like an appreciative fan than a concise description of the man and his work.

Can someone do a fact check on the Trivia? Someone put in that Don Bluth was HIV positive. I can't find any other reference to that on the internet.

I highly doubt a Mormon would be HIV postive -- CaptainAmerica 22:32, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
I agree. After all, everybody knows that Mormons have no blood and their immune systems are nothing like a normal human's. And since no Morman ever visited a hospital befor the 1990s, there is no possible way a Mormon could contract HIV. (By the way, this is sarcasm) 66.217.132.85 22:18, 11 August 2006 (UTC)
Even though it is sarcasm, I think you have the Mormons confused with the Jehovah's Witnesses or a similar religion. Mormons have never had problems with hospitals, doctors or antything else of the ilk. :-) — Frecklefoot | Talk 04:00, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

The Disney Years[edit]

When exactly did he start at Disney? The current section is extremely confusing, saying he started working in the 1970's, only to return in the 1970's, and has him working on things from 1959's Sleeping Beauty to 1977's The Rescuers and 1981's The Fox and The Hound during his original stint. There's also no reference to his leaving (or why), only that he returned. Someone with a knowledge of his career ought to clean it up so it makes more sense. LiquidInkspot (talk) 15:34, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 1977 should be mentioned after Robin hood regarding his work with disney.

WP:1.0[edit]

Bluth was one of the most influential animators of all time. Shouldn't we improve his page for the next CD Selection soon? (Also a high-priority asset for WP:US-TOON, which is being revived as of typing this.) --Slgr@ndson (page - messages - contribs) 21:10, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

Rapunzel??[edit]

I noticed on Don Bluth's template a Rapunzel movie's in the works. Is this true and if so, where's the source information? Movingimage 12:51, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

I wonder that too. According to the article on Barry Manilow he (Manilow) was contracted to write the score for three Bluth films (The Pebble and the Penguin and Thumbelina we already know, and supposedly one for Rapunzel), but the Dublin studio went belly-up after Pebble, so may have been a project that never came to fruition. I can find no evidence that a Bluth-led Rapunzel animated movie is in development now (there's a 1994 press release[1] suggesting the film will be released in 1995 but that clearly has not happened), so I'm removing it from the template per WP:NOT#CRYSTALBALL. There is a more exhaustive discussion of this on Talk:Rapunzel (film)#The Other Rapunzel (Bluth) - Disney are working on a Rapunzel film, but it's nothing to do with Bluth, nor is there any evidence to suggest he will be working on a version of his own. On a related note the music video for Scissor Sisters' single Mary has a Rapunzel-like sequence in it that Bluth did direct. Could this be the source of confusion? ~Matticus TC 10:49, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Mr. Bluth's retirement[edit]

I don't know who said that Bluth was trying to find a funding for a "Dragon's Lair" movie, but that info is severely false. I know someone who personally knows Don Bluth, and he says that he really is retired for good. Right now, he's directing plays and doing stuff for younger people like that. He's no longer doing movies, especially since 2D animation is a thing of the past now. I suggest you contribute to directors who are still active.

Confirmed - http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?s=ad88ce29a0fe03c09465e7f2c6897e46&t=118252 --64.142.36.76 (talk) 05:58, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Health status?[edit]

In every recent appearance, Bluth has appeared extremely gaunt and thin. Is he suffering from any illnesses? --72.202.150.92 (talk) 05:27, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Filmography[edit]

Walt Disney Studios[edit]

Short films[edit]

Universal Studios[edit]

Sullivan Bluth Studios[edit]

Video games[edit]

20th Centry Fox[edit]

Cartoon Network Studios[edit]

Hayo Miyazaki[edit]

Nickelodeon Studios[edit]

The Secret of NIMH[edit]

Shouldn't the quote " But a small number critics gave the film only faint praise (with criticisms that it was too fast-paced or overdone) perhaps unable to overcome the prejudice that only Disney could produce truly great animated films.[1][2][3][4]" be taken off of this page and moved to the page about The Secret of NIMH? The opinions it relays are a small sample completly outside of the overall opinion. On an encyclopedia page about Don Bluth, why would anyone want to read about every little outlier in the reception of his movies? 71.162.2.126 (talk) 03:56, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Dragon's Lair 3D[edit]

I have no idea how well the game sold, but isn't what the article states unfair? I've looked at a lot of scores and reviews and it looks like the reception for the game was actually mixed to positive. Unless it was a massive flop, I think it should be given some credit. 71.162.2.126 (talk) 05:40, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Half cousins?[edit]

What the heck does "and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney is his (half) second cousin" mean? I'm familiar with half-brothers or half-sisters, since a word like "brother" normally implies you share two parents and a half-brother shares only one. But unless your family tree is, shall we say, quirky, usually a first cousin isn't related to you through both your mother AND your father. So what does "(half)" mean in this context? Maybe someone can clarify that language (did they mean second cousin once removed, or something like it?) if they know anything about this? (And if that person does know about this from some reliable source, this is probably the sort of fact we should cite, eh?) I don't know anything about this to be able to correct it, but I also didn't want to just remove the statement since it clearly meant something to somebody (and for all I know is perfectly simple to understand). 71.239.174.150 (talk) 06:58, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Perhaps Second cousins is what was meant? The only way to know for sure is go back to the source for this claim and see if there is more verifiable information, which better illuminates the relationship. -- 208.81.184.4 (talk) 21:54, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
I guess I should have read our article cousin a little closer; it actually includes a definition a half-cousin: Half cousins are the children of two half siblings. The article actually says the Romney and Bluth are half second cousins, which is a very distant relative indeed! -- 208.81.184.4 (talk) 23:08, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Don Bluth/Black Cauldron contribution?[edit]

I noticed on the page that it said that Bluth worked as an uncredited animator for The Black Cauldron. It does not say this on the IMDB. Did he, Goldman and Pomeroy really work on it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.104.149.83 (talk) 16:30, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

They had been involved with mostly un-used concept art for The Black Cauldron. The Black Cauldron had begun pre-production at Disney in the early-mid 1970s and almost everyone in the animation department made contributions at various times. Pre-production for The Black Cauldron basically halted once full scale production on The Fox and the Hound was underway and didn't continue again until the early 80s. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.46.165.150 (talk) 18:53, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Information check needed[edit]

This article and Gary Goldman have both seen contributions by user:98.200.3.90, which is mainly adding fake information. Worth a careful recheck. – SJ + 23:27, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ Box Office, "The Secret of NIMH"
  2. ^ Newsweek, "Of Nice Mice And Mean Men"
  3. ^ Seattle Times, "Charming Animation Helps NIMH Surmount Its Problems"
  4. ^ New York Times, "Film NIMH, Shades of Disney's Golden Era"