Treasure Planet & 8 Other Movie Flops That Deserve More Attention

Disney doesn’t always make successful movies, although most of them these days are. Here are some Disney movies that deserved more love than they received.

These days Disney is releasing a movie and nine out of ten times it will be a financial hit. From Disney Animation to Pixar via Marvel and Star wars; Disney movies are sure to be hits.

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However, Disney hasn’t always had this success. There was a time when things were more difficult for Disney, they made mistakes, and for some reason a movie fell apart at the box office. While there are some real movies that deserved their flop, there have been some that no one has seen but should have.

9 Solo: A Star Wars Story

Alden Ehrenreich in Solo A Star Wars Story

A more recent flop was the second Star Wars spinoff film showing Han Solo’s origins. It was the first Star wars film to be considered a real box office flop. This was the result of bad publicity due to the change of director and massive covers. The fans were unfairly tough in the lead not to look the same as Harrison Ford.

The fact that Solo is sandwiched between Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2. Solo: A Star Wars Story really isn’t as bad as many thought; it’s a fun heist movie reminiscent of classic crime westerns from the past. The actors all do their jobs well, there are Easter eggs galore, and it has even expanded the tradition.

8 Back to Oz

In a way, we understand why Back to Oz flopped. Despite acting as a sequel to The Wizard of Oz, it draws more inspiration from the books and becomes a dark and terrifying fantasy film. Those who grew up with Back to Oz dislikes her dark turn, and the management has led audiences to avoid the film.

This justified the film becoming cult, especially among fans of L. Frank Baum’s books. The film’s creepy look and tone led to a mature fantasy film that has become a cult gem. Back to Oz is a smart, mature take on the world of Oz that more people need to have in their library.

7 The black cauldron

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Disney decided they would go big or come home with The black cauldron, spending forty-four million dollars for the production. At the time, it was the most expensive animated film ever made.

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Although this is their most ambitious project, The black cauldron was their biggest flop that nearly killed the studio. Over the years, The Black Cauldron has become infamous for being an overlooked gem with beautiful animation, a terrifying villain, and acts as a great tribute to fantastic stories like The Lord of the Rings.

6 Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Atlantis: The Lost Empire didn’t do too well in theaters. Over the years, however, the film gained enormous cult following due to its dramatically different art style from other Disney films at the time; he was inspired by Hellboy the visual style of designer Mike Mignola. Mignola even helped translate this style into animation.

While it provides a fun adventure flick with a plethora of memorable characters, the animation is what kept the film afloat. It’s a beautifully visceral movie that might not be for everyone, but everyone should at least watch it once in their lifetime.

5 John Carter

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The original John Carter of Mars the books were decades ahead of their time, featuring sci-fi adventures of a human on Mars. Unfortunately, this unknown IP address wouldn’t interest enough people in a movie. Disney invested more than three hundred million dollars in the production of the film, but only recovered a fraction of it.

With an awesome cast, great graphics and lots of sci-fantasy action: it was a shame that John Carter so poorly executed. It could have been next Star wars or The Lord of the Rings for Disney but instead it was quickly forgotten.

4 Lifeguards downstairs

Percival McLeach in Rescuers Down Under

Disney made a big profit Rescuers, earning more than twenty times the small budget. When Disney started making a comeback in the late 1980s after hits like The big mouse detective, Disney made a big budget sequel with Lifeguards downstairs.

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It was bigger and better in almost every way with the cast returning with a terrific new cast including George C. Sadly, Lifeguards downstairs lost a lot of money and would remain forgotten for years until recently, gaining more followers.

3 The brave little toaster

The Appliance Gang - The Brave Little Toaster

Sensitive home appliances travel across the country to find their owner. It was a simple concept that even predates Toy story but unlike Toy story, he barely recovered his budget of two million dollars. The brave little toaster is an adorable and hilarious travel film that has one of the best character casts.

Every device, from Toaster to Kirby, the vacuum is expressed brilliantly. It embraces the concept of electronics pretty well and even has a bit of consumer commentary. The brave little toaster is also a great musical with many memorable songs. He would go on to get two direct video sequels that weren’t as good.

2 Tron legacy

The original Tron was a flop despite all the care and effort that went into it. However, there was enough cult following that a giant sequel was made in 2010. It was meant to be the next big franchise for Disney, so they went all out and created one of the science experiments- most amazing fiction.

Unfortunately, while he made a fair amount of money, he just didn’t make enough money to keep Disney happy. It’s a shame because Tron legacy Not only does it have great graphics, but Daft Punk’s soundtrack is perfect and continues the story of the first film pretty well.

1 Treasure planet

Often labeled by fans as the most underrated Disney animated film ever made: Treasure planet should have been a success. Robert Louis Stevenson’s story Treasure island like a space opera led to a beautifully animated, voiced and performed 2000s Disney gem. There were even plans for a follow-up TV series and a sequel.

It would be canceled because Treasure planetThe film’s revenues were moderate at best, with the film quickly being forgotten. Despite its sci-fi angle, Treasure planet is actually a fairly faithful representation of the book and a bit like Atlantis, has a unique animation style that still stands today. It’s colorful, it’s fun, it’s funny, it’s a great cult Disney gem.

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