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Fact #20

Disney’s Fantasia only began to make a profit after its return to theatres in 1969. It was advertised with a ‘psychedelic’ advertising campaign and thus became popular among teenagers and university students, many of whom were believed to have taken drugs to heighten the psychedelic experience of the film. 

 

TL;DR: Drugs made Fantasia popular.

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Fact #7

Fantasia cost 4x its budget to create, nearly sending Disney bankrupt in the process, as the original release did not do well in the box office. 

 

Trying to find a solution, as half of his workers were on strike, Disney went under government contract to produce 32 animated short propaganda films from 1941-1945.