Tom Sito notes:
June 10, 1995- 110,000 people picnic in Central Park NY to see the premiere of Walt Disney's Pocahontas. The largest audience up until then to ever attend an animated movie premiere. ...
It was the best of times: Pocahontas was another animated hit for Disney (though not as big as the previous year's Lion King) and the worst of times: Jeffrey Katzenberg, the executive behind Disney animation's resurgence, had been tossed overboard by Diz Co. chief Michael Eisner the previous summer; he was just then assembling a new studio with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen.
And the Walt Disney Company, as it turned out, was at the peak of its 1990s power, at the start of a long slide that would end in Michael Eisner's departure and Robert Iger's ascension a decade later. Disney Animation would have a few more hits (Tarzan would gross $171 million domestic and $277 million overseas, making it the sixth highest grosser of 1999), but the glory days ended after Frank Wells was killed and Katzenberg was let go.
Happily, there are no permanent defeats, and today Walt Disney Animation Studios is back on top, the creator of a new string of hits, including the highest grossing animated feature of all time.