April 18, 1994 – The first Disney Broadway show premieres, based on their adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.
July 8, 1997 – The Lion King is put on Broadway, cementing Disney's presence in theatre for years to come.
November 3, 2007 – A Broadway version of The Little Mermaid debuts, opening the door for other stage versions of older animated films from their library.
April 21, 2015 – Hartford Stage announces a musical adaptation of Anastasia, the most popular Disney rip-off.
We thought it was done copying Disney. We thought it died years ago. We were wrong.
This is Anastasia, a musical based on an animated movie based on a live-action movie based on a play based on historical events in which someone pretended to be someone else. God, that's a lot of 'based on's.