I figure most Disney fans must have an interest in the history of animation. One of the most interesting periods of animation was the Animation Renaissance the revival of animation from the mid 1980's to the early 2000's. There are several people who were responsible for starting it of. So who do you think was the person most responsible for bringing animation back to the main stream?
Don Bluth: An animator most famous for leaving Disney during the production of The Fox and The Hound and then making some of the films credited to start the Renaissance, including An American Tail.
Ron Clements & John Musker: Animator directors famed for their work on The Little Mermaid (one of the films often credited for the renaissance) and several following Disney films.
Steven Spielberg: Founder of Amblin, a company which ended up working on several key renaissance films such as, An American Tail and Who Framed Rodger Rabbit. Also contributed to the rise of television animation through works such as Animaniacs. Later was one of the founders of Dreamworks Animation.
Michael Eisner: Former Disney CEO. While Disney fans often remember his less than spectacular latter years, Eisner's early years produced films such as Who Framed Rodger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and eventually the crown jewel of the era: The Lion King.
Jeffery Katzenberg: Former Disney chairmen who managed Disney's animation department from 1984-1994 helping it to create many of the hits already mentioned, later went on to found Dreamworks Animation.
So who does MiceChat give credit to? Anybody I missed?