The Black Cauldron, the first Disney movie released by Walt Disney Picture and the first movie in the Katzenberg era, came out in 1985. It started a chain of outstanding movies that Disney continues to release to the present day.
I thought it would be interesting to look at each of the three decades that have passed since the Eisner era came out, and discuss which could be truly described as Disney's Golden Decade.
Note: the movie are grouped into the decade in which they were first released in any era (Katzenberg era, post Katzenberg era and Lasseter era) and the movies has to be part of Disney animated canon or made by Pixar.
Decade #1: 1985 - 1994
The Black Cauldron, The Great Mouse Detective, Oliver & Company, The Little Mermaid, The Rescuers Down Under, Beauty And The Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King
Decade #2: 1995 - 2004
Pocahontas, Toy Story, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, Hercules, Mulan, A Bugs Life, Tarzan, Toy Story 2, Fantasia 2000, Dinosaur, The Emperor's New Groove, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Monsters Inc., Lilo & Stitch, Treasure Planet, Finding Nemo, Brother Bear, Home On The Range, The Incredibles
Decade #3: 2005 - 2014
Chicken Little, Cars, Meet The Robinsons, Ratatouille, Wall-E, Bolt, Up, The Princess And The Frog, Toy Story 3, Tangled, Winnie The Pooh, Cars 2, Brave, Wreck-It Ralph, Monsters University, Frozen, Big Hero 6
The Question: What is Disney's Golden Decade since the moment the Eisner era came out with The Black Cauldron?
Which if these three decades would you consider to have the greatest library? This is entirely your opinion, but if you can elaborate as to why then that would be appreciated. I find it a challenging question, as each decade contains movies that are often described as being amongst the greatest ever.
After choosing the Golden Decade, do you have Silver and Bronze?
Do you find it an easy or challenging choice?