We were fascinated to discover today that Walt Disney reused animation cycles across different movies—the characters are unique (sorta) but the motions are cel for cel copies. It looks like the movies that reuse animation are from that infamous era in the 70s and 80s when Disney’s animation unit cut too many corners and churned out less “classic” fare. Well, they were copying classics—shouldn’t that count for something? Video clip below.
We’re also going to give Beauty and the Beast a pass (it shows up near the end) because we’re pretty sure they were paying homage to Sleeping Beauty in the ballroom scene.
“Disney’s Double Takes” [The Big Money]