The 2nd Disney Renaissance refers to an era beginning in 20XX and ending in 20X9 during which Walt Disney Animation Studios returned to making traditional hand-drawn animated films, and it allowed Disney's films to become powerhouse successes at the domestic box office; making much more profit than most of the other Disney films of the past eras.
The animated films released during this period are The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy (20X0), Birthday Girl (20X1), Yoshi's Island (20X2), Thomas & Friends: Extremely Exciting Experiments (20X3), Shantae (20X4), Zig and Sharko (20X5), Thomas & Friends 2 (20X8) and Rick & Morty (20XX).
- While the original Disney Renaissance based its films on well-known stories and fairy tales, the 2nd Disney Renaissance bases its films on characters and TV series not created by Disney.
- Because of this, other companies that created the characters used by Disney for their films distribute the films outside of North America (ex. Yoshi's Island is distributed by Nintendo in Japan due to Nintendo creating the characters in the film). The only exception is Shantae.
- Disney has a strategy for completing each film in this era; three films are produced simultaneously. After the current ones are finished, the next three projects will be in development.
- Some people refer to the Disney Revival period (which consists of movies such as Wreck-It-Ralph, Frozen, Zootopia, Moana, ect.) as the second Disney Renaissance. However, this era is called the 2nd Disney Renaissance because it's Disney's return to 2D hand drawn films, and the animation quality is on-par and even supasses the quality of animation done with previous hand-drawn Disney films.
- BiggestKirbyFanEver1994 came up with the idea for the 2nd Disney Renaissance.