If you’re not an animation fan, you might wonder what’s going on in this documentary. Well, this is the infamous Sweatbox, the documentary of Disney’s implosion – coming off of a string of ever-greater successes cumulating in Lion King, pressure-cooker internal quarrels and Katzenberg’s departure. Still believing in the inevitability of everything going honky-dory, they gave the filmmakers John-Paul Davidson and Trudie Styler ‘film-whatever-you-want’ rights. The results are… infamous. Most will concentrate on the House of the Mouse and wallow in Schadenfreude. I find the little social reveals just as intriguing. ie. the quote below:
I was a nerd in High School because I drew cartoons. I mean, I was really spat upon.