Shuffling the Canon - A Shuffled Disney Canon TL

I meant to ask if Ralph Breaks The Internet ITTL is seen as the equivalent to the Emoji Movie of OTL receptionwise.
Receptionwise? Mostly the same.

Yk come to think of it, with this movie releasing only a year ahead of the Emoji Movie, I wonder which movie would be considered the better one ITTL.
 
The Jungle Book (2018)
The Jungle Book (2018)

Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" was another potential adaptation proposed in the 1950s-1960s, but never got further than a storyboard before Walt discovered MGM's own adaptation and scrapped said plans. Now more than 50 years later, the project was revived and would be directed by John Musker and Ron Clements. Originally planned for a 2017 release, production delays and internal problems caused the film to be pushed back to 2018.

Mowgli is a small baby who was abandoned on a raft. He is soon discovered by Bagheera, and feeling pity for the small child, takes him in and raises him as his own. Soon, Mowgli grows into a child and is bonding extremely well with the wolves. Bagheera worries that one day, Mowgli must return to mankind. After some trouble with the Elephant Parade and the Orangutan Clan, Bagheera confronts Mowgli and leaves him for goood after a heated arguement, Mowgli runs off and meets Baloo, a laid back sloth bear who teachs Mowgli to enjoy jungle life and relax. Mowgli soon forgets about the man village entirely.

Trouble arises when Bagheera overhears that Shere Khan the ruthless tiger has returned to the forest to cause havoc. Worried about Mowgli, Bagheera searches for him and finds him with Baloo. Bagheera argues with Baloo to get Mowgli back, but ultimately decides to compromise with the bear to keep Mowgli safe for Shere Khan. Soon, Mowgli comes face to face with Shere Khan himself and about gets killed and eaten, but Bagheera and Baloo arrive just in time to save Mowgli and send Shere Khan back to the deep forest, where he is never seen again. Bagheera realises that it's time for Mowgli to make his own decisions, while Baloo realises that maybe the forest isn't suitable for Mowgli. At last, Mowgli decides to return to the man village, but promises to meet with Baloo and Bagheera in the forest.

"The Jungle Book" premiered on November 5th 2018 and released nationwide on November 21st. The film was a box office success and earned mostly favourable reviews. Audiences felt that Disney had returned to its classic storytelling roots with this film, and praised its storytelling and animation. However, audiences also wanted to see more of Shere Khan and Baloo, claiming that thw teo characters have too little screentime to properly develop their characters. Regardless, "The Jungle Book" is now a Disney classic while "Ralph Breaks the Internet" before it would be mostly forgotten, probably for the best.

The next film would be a mix of both aforementioned films, at least in terms of reception.
 
Well since there are only 5 films left now, let's see if anyone can guess the last 5 films in their correct timeslots.
 
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Hunchback (2019)
Hunchback (2019)

"Hunchback" was originally supposed to be way darker and way more accurate to its source material. First proposed as an adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" in 2000, the failure of "Cinderella" and the subsequent decline in quality put an end to said plans. By 2014 however, Kirk Wise expressed interest in reviving the adaptation, and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" was greenlit but would not actually start production until 2017. Sure, Disney could get away with darker imagery back in the 1990s but considering the source material would be extremely controversial in modern day, Wise opted for a loose adaptation instead and removed most of the darker scenes, albeit after multiple story meetings.

Set in modern day France, Quasimodo is a hunchback who is riducled and alienated for his apperance. Quasimodo's adoptive father Claude Frollo deeply cares for him but is anxious about other people learning that Quasimodo is his son. Quasimodo would meet his first and only friend in the form of Esmeralda, a Roma tourist who gets in trouble with Phoebus, the guard of Notre Dame de Paris. Upon learning that Quasimodo has befriended Esmeralda, Frollo warns Quasimodo to stay away from her as Frollo has a deep prejudice against the Roma.

Against his father's wishes, Quasimodo and Esmeralda would develop a relationship with each other and occasionally clash with Pheobus. Unbeknownst to the two, Pheobus had developed a strong lust towards Esmeralda and wants her for himself. Over time, Frollo has warme dup to Quasimodo's wishes, and comes to terms that he should accept Esmeralda and the Roma. On one fateufl day however, Pheobus makes up an excuse to arrest Esmeralda and almost drags her away, but Frollo appears just in time to defend Esmeralda. Pheobus is exposed and runs off, never to be seen again. The film ends with Quaismodo and Esmeralda's wedding and Frollo's full aceptance of Esmeralda.

"Hunchback" premiered on November 7th 2019 and released nationwide on November 22nd. The film broke box office records and received mostly positive reception. Audiences praised the perfect execution of race metaphors and Frollo's character development, many claimed that Frollo was the best character in the entire film. The songs were also praised and the film overall became a huge success.
 
Hunchback (2019)

"Hunchback" was originally supposed to be way darker and way more accurate to its source material. First proposed as an adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" in 2000, the failure of "Cinderella" and the subsequent decline in quality put an end to said plans. By 2014 however, Kirk Wise expressed interest in reviving the adaptation, and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" was greenlit but would not actually start production until 2017. Sure, Disney could get away with darker imagery back in the 1990s but considering the source material would be extremely controversial in modern day, Wise opted for a loose adaptation instead and removed most of the darker scenes, albeit after multiple story meetings.

Set in modern day France, Quasimodo is a hunchback who is riducled and alienated for his apperance. Quasimodo's adoptive father Claude Frollo deeply cares for him but is anxious about other people learning that Quasimodo is his son. Quasimodo would meet his first and only friend in the form of Esmeralda, a Roma tourist who gets in trouble with Phoebus, the guard of Notre Dame de Paris. Upon learning that Quasimodo has befriended Esmeralda, Frollo warns Quasimodo to stay away from her as Frollo has a deep prejudice against the Roma.

Against his father's wishes, Quasimodo and Esmeralda would develop a relationship with each other and occasionally clash with Pheobus. Unbeknownst to the two, Pheobus had developed a strong lust towards Esmeralda and wants her for himself. Over time, Frollo has warme dup to Quasimodo's wishes, and comes to terms that he should accept Esmeralda and the Roma. On one fateufl day however, Pheobus makes up an excuse to arrest Esmeralda and almost drags her away, but Frollo appears just in time to defend Esmeralda. Pheobus is exposed and runs off, never to be seen again. The film ends with Quaismodo and Esmeralda's wedding and Frollo's full aceptance of Esmeralda.

"Hunchback" premiered on November 7th 2019 and released nationwide on November 22nd. The film broke box office records and received mostly positive reception. Audiences praised the perfect execution of race metaphors and Frollo's character development, many claimed that Frollo was the best character in the entire film. The songs were also praised and the film overall became a huge success.
Well that's an interesting adaptation of both Frollo and Esmeralda.
 
There is a butterfly I wanna talk about: TTL’s Rescuers inspired Margery Sharp to write about the Miss Bianca stories, so the story for OTL’s Rescuers still exists but in book form. Not really a significant butterfly, just kind of funny as Margery Sharp was inspired by TTL’s Rescuers instead of the other way around.
 
Kingdom of the Sun (2020)
Kingdom of the Sun, or the Emperor's New Groove (2020)

Disclaimer: I decicded to change the title of the Emperor's New Groove to its intended title IOTL as to fit its setting more.


Don Hall first explored the possibility of a South American film, revolving around ancient Inca culture. Obviously with the Three Caballeros and to a larger extent, Saludos Amigos, this wasn't Disney's first time stepping into Latin America. But this time, Hall wanted to make a full-fledged musical and embrace Inca culture fully. This meant that production on "Kingdom of the Sun" would take 7 whole years, starting in 2013 and not ending development until 2020.

In the ancient Inca empire, Kuzco is a selfish and egotistical emperor who intends to build a "utopia" over a village. The mayor of the village Pacha protests Kuzco's actions, which warrants him an arrest. Day after day pass and Pacha is still on the loose. Being extremely petty, Kuzco decides to take matters into his own hands and goes after Pacha himself. Unbeknownst to him, his royal advisor Yzma is waiting for the chance to take over the throne and intends to proclaim herself empress by sacrificing Kuzco to the Sun God. Yzma rules over the empire with tyranny while Kuzco finally finds Pacha, however Yzma's lackeys find them and try to poison them, but turn them into llamas instead.

Through their journey and teamwork, Kuzco begins to reflect on his actions, and over time comes to terms that being a selfish and egotistical emperor is what makes him so unlikeable. Kuzco eventually befriends Pacha and abandons his plans to build his utopia over his village. But before Kuzco can return to the palace, Yzma captures the two and Kuzco and Pacha are set to be sacrificed. Pacha devises an escape plan and through their teamwork, Yzma is the one who gets sacrificed to the Sun God. Kuzco appoints Pacha as his new royal advisor and vows to become a kind and sefless emperor.

"Kingdom of the Sun" premiered on September 28th 2020 and released nationwide on October 5th. In some parts of Europe and Oceania, the film was known as "The Emperor's New Groove" to emphasize Kuzco's character development. The film received great praise and became one of Disney's most well-received films. Kuzco and Pacha were praised as compelling characters while Yzma was a comical but still threatening villain, the balance between slapstick comedy and the more serious tones were praised and is overall the strongest part of the movie. Sadly, the film bombed due to the Covid-19 pandemic severely affecting the movie industry. However, the film was later put onto the streaming service Disney Plus.
 
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Brother Bear (2021)
Brother Bear (2021)

After the Jungle Book in 2018, early production work on a similar film revolving around animals commenced. Originally choosing rabbits and foxes as the main characters, the directorJared Bush ultimately decided on bears as in his words: "There weren't any animated films focused on bears often." "Brother Bear" was originally set for a 2020 release window, but the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic cuased the film to be delayed, with "Kingdom of the Sun" finishing earlier and taking the 2020 slot. The film was delayed for a year before releasing in 2021.

In the modern Animal Kingdom, most animal species live in harmony except for the predators, which includes lions, tigers, foxes and most importantly, bears. A kind and lovable bear named Bobkins is a loyal friend to all, his friendly personality earns him the nickname "Brother Bear". Bobkins struggles to fit into animal society, as predator species and prey species often clash together in protests and riots. Bobkins would run into a feisty rabbit girl named Melody who is currently cracking a strange case relating to increased violence of predators, who is initially dismissive of Bobkins because of his looks. Melody is a private detective who hold an extreme prejudice against predators, but is somewhat moved by Bobkins kindness and decides to accept Bobkins's help.

Over time, Bobkins and Melody become very good partners, with Bobkins becoming a brotherly figure to Melody. (hence the film's name)However, the riots and violence increase significantly, leading to Melody questioning if Bobkins is indeed trustworthy. After a brief fallout, Bobkins soon discovers that it was the underground criminal gang led by Robby the small Hare who was selling dangerous drugs to predators. Bobkins and Melody cracks the case and gets Robby arrested, the predators are cured from their drug overdose and the violence stops completely in the course of a month. Bobkins becomes Melody's assosciate and is regarded as Melody's new "Brother Bear".

"Brother Bear" premiered on November 3rd 2021 and released nationwide on November 21st. The film was a box office success, but that was the usual occurance for the average Disney film at this point. Reception however, was mostly negative. The misunderstood trope and the race allegory in the film was heavily criticised for its misuse and bad timing due to the 2020 BLM movements occuring around the same time, that and the allegory being overall a weak representation. "Brother Bear", "Kingdom of the Sun" and "Meet the Robinsons" would later be classified as the "Pandemic Trilogy", sadly only one would be the most critically acclaimed of the bunch.
 
Meet the Robinsons (2022)
Meet the Robinsons (2022)

The children's book "A Day with Wilbur Robinson" by William Joyce seemed unusual for an animated film adaptation, but Disney decided the greenlight the film anyways. Porudction started in 2019 but was delayed until 2022 because of the pandemic, William Joyce himself co-directed the film alongside Don Hall, who took inspiration from pulp magazines and Swiss Family Robinson, as well as obviously the film's source material. Danny Elfmann had returned to compose the film's score, as well as voice Grandpa Robinson. The film was completed in 2022 albeit extremely rushed.

Lewis is a pre-teen boy who spends his time hanging out with his best friend Wilbur Robinson. On an unusual Sunday morning, Wilbur reveals his most important secret: The Robinson family were eccentric explorers and are currently planning a trip to unearth ancient fossils with the archeologist Bowler Yagoobian, Wilbur invites Lewis to join their adventure as Lewis is intrigued with ancient cultures. The Robinsons and Lewis set off on their adventure but comes to a screeching halt when their ship crash lands in the middle of nowhere. It is up to Lewis, Wilbur and the self-proclaimed but unrecognised captain of the crew Grandpa Robinson to fix the ship.

Soon, the ship is fixed and the Robinsons continue on their journey. However, Lewis and Wilbur overhear a conversation by Yagoobian, revealing his plans of exploiting the ancient fossils for money and fossil fuel. The two confront Yagoobian, who kicks them off their own ship and leads the Robinson family to the fossils. Realising that Yagoobian must be stopped, Lewis and Wilbur devise a plan: The two gather materials around them to make a skateboard, and must ravel to the fossil fields before Yagoobian does. Lewis and Wilbur barely succeed and confronts Yagoobian. Yagoobian is exposed as nothing more than a money hungry man and is soon arrested when the Robinsons return home.

"Meet the Robinsons" premiered on November 10th 2022 and released nationwide on November 19th. The film sadly bombed and received mixed but negative-leaned reviews. Sure, critics gave more favourable reviews, but general audience consensus was that the film lacked a truly serious plot and had so much potential that was sadly wasted. Over time, Wiliam Joyce would grow distain of the film and become dismissive of the film, regarding it as "perhaps his biggest mistake".

Thus concludes the "Pandemic Trilogy" and all the films in the Disney Canon, well at least all the films released. Disney's 100th Anniversary celebration is coming up, and with it, perhaps their biggest film yet to be released...
 
Make Mine Music (2023)
Make Mine Music (2023)

What would become "Make Mine Music" started development in 2018 by Chris Buck, the film was officially announced to be in development in September 2022 under the working title "Music Land". However, by March 2023, the film's title had been finalised as "Make Mine Music" to emphasise the film's central plot, a release date of November 2023 was also announced. Coinciding with the ongoing Disney100 celebration, "Make Mine Music" was set to be Disney's biggest film yet, but will the film live up to its hype?

In the faraway Fantasmic Kingdom, an ancient curse put by the kingdom's ruler Magnifico banned all forms of music, soon all happiness and joy was sucked dry from the kingdom. Decades later, Asha, a young woman who is magically unaffected by the curse, senses a strange feeling coming from the old chapel. Asha discovers the ancient manuscript which contains the curse, she takes matters into her own hands and decides to break the curse and bring back music and joy to the kingdom, bringing her loyal companion Valentino the goat along.

On her journey, Asha must prove that she is worthy of breaking the curse by performing different pieces of music (which, considering this was released during the Disney100 celebration, were all references to previous Disney songs). Eventually, Asha reaches the tomb of King Magnifico. Magnifico's spirit rises from his grave and challenges Asha to a musical duel, which Asha wins with the help of Valentino. Magnifico reluctantly lifts the curse and brings back music and joy to the kingdom. The film ends with a musical celebration organised by Asha, performing the titular song "Make Mine Music".

"Make Mine Music" is set to premiere on November 22nd 2023. While the film is still in its early test screenings, critic reviews were mostly positive and the film's initial trailers received mostly praise by audiences. It is safe to say that the film would most likely be a big success when it will release.
 
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