Here's something that David Koenig had to say on the subject of Disney after Eisner and Wells took over in 1984 and started having the company look outside itself for sources of inspiration (i.e., "Star Wars", "Indiana Jones", Michael Jackson); this is for Disney parks in particular: Many Disney purists weren't happy with rides being based on non-Disney properties, charging that the Imagineers were getting lazy and unimaginative. Walt, they cried, wouldn't have rented the Muppets; he would have created his own characters. "A lot of people tell me it's sacrilege, but I tell them if they want to get technical, Walt Disney died in 1966, so movies made after that really aren't Disney movies," Tony Baxter responds. "Kids growing up in the 1970s and '80s don't have great Disney movies, so anybody who does a film for Disney now, like Robert Zemeckis, it's just his film released with the Disney name. The spirit's more important, the state of mind." I think part of this is the Disney diehards' faults; they just hold the company to a VERY high standard, one that sometimes does not always seem to fit with them.