New York City (also referred to as "The Big Apple", "The City That Never Sleeps", "NYC" or simply New York) is the largest and most populated city in the United States of America. It is located in the northeastern seaboard. It consists of five bouroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island, and is a global mecca for commerce, politics, art, culture and entertainment. It has served as a recurring backdrop for film and media since the beginning, including those produced by Disney.
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Oliver and Company is set in 1980s New York City, and even features a song by Huey Lewis named "Once Upon a Time in New York City." This is one of the few Disney movies to still show the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center following their destruction in the 9/11/2001 attacks.
Manhattan is the primary setting of Gargoyles. When Xanatos moved Castle Wyvern to the top of the Xanatos Industries skyscraper, the Eyrie Building, he freed Goliath and his clan from their curse. And even after putting Xanatos in jail, they were allowed to live in the castle for a while. However, they were forced to move into a nearby clock tower when Xanatos finished his time. When the clock tower was destroyed, Xanatos allowed the clan to return to Castle Wyvern again.
New York City is the main setting for American Dragon: Jake Long. Here, it is portrayed as being home to a variety of magical creatures living in secret. The Unicorns live in Central Park while the mermaids dwell under the Hudson River (the list goes on).
In James and the Giant Peach, New York City serves as the primary destination for James' quest, having wanted to move there with his parents when they were alive. Riding the seagull-supported giant peach with his friends, the peach landed on top of the Empire State Building. And with fire rescue crews, it was eventually brought down.
In the 19th century in the film Around the World in 80 Days, New York City was the final destination for Phileas Fogg, Passepartout, and Monique LaRoche to visit during their journey around the world in eighty days and finally fight off General Fang and her Black Scorpions before travelling by sea back to England before the 80th day.
In Enchanted, Giselle ends up in the middle of Times Square. After a number of misadventures, including causing a minor car accident, accidentally being caught in a crowd and getting on the subway, and having her tiara stolen by a homeless man in the Bowery, she meets Robert, a hardened, yet friendly divorced lawyer, and his daughter Morgan.
In Bolt, New York City is where Bolt is accidentally being shipped to, and it is the first real-life scenery that the titular character experiences outside the studio. New York was one of the most notable locations depicted in the film, as this is the place where Bolt meets various other characters for the first time, most importantly the abandoned street cat, Mittens. All the scenes from the movie take place in real life New York locations.
Bolt escapes from a shipping box, and runs aimlessly down the streets, looking for Penny. When he is accidentally caught with his head between the bars of an iron fence, Bolt must listen to the instructions of three pigeons to break free, all of whom speaks with a heavy Brooklyn accent. When hearing about Bolt’s irrational anti-cat sentiment, the three pigeons lead the dog to Mittens, whom he immediately captures. The cat tells Bolt that he must get to a place called "Hollywood." Bolt seems confused at first, but recognizes the Hollywood logo he remembers from a certain map, written on the side of a U-Haul truck. Assuming that the truck must be heading where he wants to go, Bolt sneaks into to it, taking Mittens with him. They leave, heading down the interstate of Ohio.
New York City is the setting for A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa. The Muppets are seen trying to mail their letters to Santa Claus at the city's post office. They are also shown living in an apartment complex there.
In the Phineas and Ferb 1-hour special "Summer Belongs To You!", Phineas, Ferb, Isabella, Candace, Baljeet and Buford go past the Statue of Liberty. It is also the second level on the Hoverboard World Tour online game.
In Planes, John F. Kennedy International Airport appears as the location of the Wings Around the Globe pit row that Dusty Crophopper struggles to find until being given directions by Tripp. The start of the first race then takes place at the airport, with the final leg back to New York City.
All five series take place in New York City, specifically in the Manhattan neighborhoods of Hell's Kitchen (Daredevil and Jessica Jones) and Harlem (Luke Cage). The areas are often described as filled with constant criminal activity due to the events in The Avengers.