I need some help. I am writing a masters thesis analyzing Disney animation post-Walt and pre-Eisner. The films during this era (except for the Black Cauldron) were all box office successes and accept for The Resucers were all panned by the critics. I am trying to analyze what went wrong and how the industrial practices of the company effected it's creative output in feature animation.
One of my big questions I am trying to define is "What is the Disney aesthetic (ie style or formula) found in feature animation as established under Walt?"
I need good scholarly input. Thanks.