in 2006, Disney release Cars. It was a triumph. John Laseter for all his faults and just misogynistic approach to everything, was still considere a genius then.
One thing he did was true first principles.
What I remember is before Cars, everyone a Car in any animated effort, was humanized, the headlights were the eyes.
They made send and were a cute hook. But they failed to give the cars fuller life.
Laseter shunned that. The windshield became the eyes and it took Cars to new levels. It also eliminated what was so much u used space that otherwise detracted form bringing cars to life.
With RAYA, which we enjoyed, I feel like Disney and Awkwafina have reimagined dragons (instead Imagine Dragons reference here).
My life will never be the same the day his instinct is to let go not hold on. Never.