Add the fact that Pixar's Toy Story shadowed the quality and box office of the non-computer-animated films being produced by Disney and the question of whether Jeffrey Katzenberg's departure contributed to the decline, and there's plenty of room to wonder if the Renaissance was more short-lived than we give credit for. Or are there fans out there who will defend Mulan enough to argue that the studio's eminence held on through the decade? And for those who've finally seen The Princess and the Frog now that's out on video, is the studio potentially entering another upturn?
I realized after watching Waking Sleeping Beauty that I haven't seen a whole lot of the non-Pixar animated features from Disney since the mid-1990s, and the Q&A guy's question had me a bit curious. Especially since director Don Hahn completely disagreed with the opinion (understandable; he does work for the studio, after all). Also, I meant to raise this discussion when the doc opened, but it slipped my mind until the news involving Henry Selick reminded me (and inspired another post, as well). I'll begin by offering my favorite, of those I have seen: Lilo & Stitch.
What's yours? If you need help, here's a list of all theatrically released Disney animated features (Pixar films don't count). And make sure to see Waking Sleeping Beauty when you get a chance.