Disney Double Take: Lazy Animation

Submitted by: The_Maddog 8 years ago in Funny

Disney likes to recycle... everything!
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Male 4
The animators of Snow White had to book reservations for medical treatment after having been diagnosed with sleep depervation and exhaustion from working on snow white. do you think they`d want to do it again and think up new movements for future movies? I wouldn`t especially having to do it all by hand, before computers where involved in animation. so it`s understanding why they re-use they`re animation time and time again.
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Female 635
I don`t think you can compare the two shots with the snake... if you look at it again, it`s a similar shot, with a similar character, but the movement is not the same
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Female 146
I remember realizing the similarities when I was a kid. I`d forgotten all about it.
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Female 187
i feel like watching snow white now.
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Male 172
well whatdoyaknow?
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Female 30
Omg it got CREEPY and WEIRD
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Male 3,619
THe one with the dalmations and Arthur at the end i actually thought where crazy simular :O

But gosh, i dind`t even know they had the technology to do it like this at the time! I obvisly have some research to do. great link!

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Female 27
See, this is because Robin hood was a crappy movie that nobody cares about.
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Male 1,129
wow no sh*t thats incredible i never noticed
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Female 172
holy poo
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Female 400
@HorsesRule:

Those things have nothing to do with being lazy/reusing animation.
Pixar is infamous for adding in all those small references (such as the various character cameo`s in Boo`s room for Monster`s Inc.) solely for fun.

If you know where to find them, you can also spot Belle and Pumba in the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and the Beast in Aladdin.
Like I said before, they`re just little corks for fun.


But anywho.
You`ll notice (as I think it`s been stated once before) that Disney most often was forced to reuse animation in many instances where either they ran out of time to animate a certain piece [such as the ballroom dance in Beauty and the Beast] or when they ran into a situation where they were far too over-budget [as with Robin Hood] and had to cut afew corners due to financial issues.

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Male 395
wow i had no idea
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Male 3,014
You ever get the sense that you`ve experienced something before? That deja vu feeling? Eh, it`s probably nothing.
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Male 1
...nothing
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Female 72
Disney still rocks, much better than the movies nowadays
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Male 30
Good video, but side by side comparison would have been better imo.
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Male 111
Why fix what`s not broken?
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Male 87
Wow, would have never caught that.
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Female 368
i already spotted all of those

they used alot of stuff in "finding nemo"
the car from toy story
the buzz lightyear doll
the mobile from monsters inc...

and was that a FREANCH song from snow white?
i think they used the same dance in cinderella too
baisically all the white princesses dance that way
i havent seen aladdin in a while, but im pretty sure she never wheres a dress

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Female 198
Wow. I never noticed any of that at all, until watching this. How odd.
I guess it`s either the same lazy animation guy doing all these movies, or all the Disney animators all just share and use the same scenes over over instead of doing more work?
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Female 362
Oh, wow! That`s funny. What a great eye this person has!
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Female 29
freaky! never even noticed! Nice catch!
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Female 262
Holy, that was really freaky, but super neat.
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Male 1,193
how`d this guy notice
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Female 109
I have honestly NEVER noticfed any of them
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Female 148
LMFAO! I never noticed that! LOL!
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Female 101
Wow!!! I NEVER noticed this and I grew up watching all these movies
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Male 4
holy crap, i was dumbfounded, i wouldnt have ever noticed either!
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Female 56
haha failures
they probably did it to save money
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Male 37
holy crap, i never would have noticed
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Female 91
tsk tsk tsk....
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Male 274
have disney no shame?
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Female 27
Wow it`s amazing how I never noticed.

Lol, I agree with you videogamer.

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Female 400
Oh, and yeah; There are typically about 24 frames per second of traditional animation, so I`d hardly think of it as lazy. x__x

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Female 400
Actually, Excelman, The Jungle Book and Robin Hood are only about ... six years or so apart. So not so much those two, but I get where you`re coming from. n_n;;

But yeah. Never actually saw a nice clip montage of it before, but these throwbacks have been compared plenty of times with screenshots. :3
Old news to me, but fun to watch none-the-less.

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Female 5,222
lollerskates.. cutting prices and making classics for sure lol
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Male 3,014
You ever get the sense that you`ve experienced something before? That deja vu feeling? Eh, it`s probably nothing.
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Male 418
The kids who saw the original movie such as Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Jungle Book would have grown up and it would be a different batch of kids watching the Great Mouse Detecive, Robin Hood and Beauty and the Beast
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Male 145
KOLLO, kudos for knowing yoru Disney. :]

The cost of animating these films is ridiculous so would it hurt to save a little money? Honestly, would a child really notice these similarities if they weren`t side by side? Or even if they WERE side by side?

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Female 38
I think that they`re just making subtle throwbacks to the previous movies.
And you know- when something works, don`t screw with it.
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Male 1,036
I don`t undertsnad, did they just rotoscope the old stuff?
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Male 86
I remember Disney did this a lot.
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Male 1,764
Not "lazy", just "unoriginal" and "plagiarism of themselves".
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Male 1,718
Omg thats actually kinda obvious now i see it. Lazy ass disney
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Female 188
That song was from Snow White- actually from the dancing part they showed (I believe), the random laughing were dwarves in the song/movie.

Very interesting, & I agree with White Wolfos- not exactly "lazy".

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Female 182
Fun fact: Robin Hood was known to be a low budget film, so that`s why it appears so often in this.
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Female 1,142
Hah, how interesting.
Very clever of them, too.
And I don`t see how any type of Disney animation could be described as "lazy".
A lot of people would feel accomplished if they`d drawn only one frame of these animations, let alone thousands. XP
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Female 1,653
WTF was with the random laughing in the middle?
I can just see them at disney HQ: "They`re only kids films, like anyone`ll notice..."
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Male 1,788
That guys laughing in the middle of the video was creepy and annoying.
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Female 189
If it ain`t broke don`t fix it, I guess was their thinking.
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Female 382
they sing that song on the movie the 7 dwarves
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Female 2,026
wow ive seen all of those and never noticed
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Female 88
Those lazy bastards!!
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Male 182
They`re ALLUSIONS, guys.
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Female 460
wow, i mean, i knew some of the characters looked freakishly similar to others, but i didn`t know it was down to the point of movement 0-0
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Female 395
barr beauty and the beast all the film were animated by the `nine old men` of disney who had animated the film from the beginning. the fox and the hound, which was released in 1981, was the changing of the guard for the core animaters to the new ones who had been training for the last 5 years at disney`s in house traing scheme and who took over the main animations from then on. they had 12 principles of animation which were used all the time in disney film and there are countless other films which host alot of the same trick of their trade.

i watched the extras on the fox and the hound dvd and this useless piece of trivia has never been useful... till now :-D

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Male 78
well, thats some of the fun of disney movies, seeing your favorite old characters shine through in the new ones!
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Male 81
this made me want to go home and watch some classic Disney movies that I love watching growing up.
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Male 1
I wouldn`t call it laziness, seeing as how all of these films are done with traditional cel animation. At best, the animators could only be using the same patterns of movement. All the artwork from each film must still be drawn and animated on its own terms. I figure it`s just Disney being clever and using the same movements to make new films similar to old ones, creating a very slight and subtle feeling of familiarity when you watch the new one.
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Male 1,557
Bizzare! However, maybe it`s intentional?
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Male 959
yep robin hood has always struck me as being a complete rip off of the jungle book
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Male 472
Well I always realized there was still similar in the disney films but i never knew they copied a lot of it in the same film.
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Female 15,763
Aaand now it`s Opie`s bedtime (though abnormally late tonight) to which she will go and watch Wall-E on her video player like every night to go to sleep.

Pixar > All

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Male 5,094
Dragonshadoz and Manar is absolutely correct.
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Male 196
The song is "The Silly song" from Snowwhite and the seven dwarves. It is just sung in french.
Like Dragonshadoz it is the song played at the dance scene.
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Male 4,793
well, the song from "i`ll be home for christmas" is called "Oira, Oira Polka", but i can`t confirm thats the song in here because i cant find anywhere to listen to "Oira, Oira Polka" and compare it with this vid.
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Female 4,028
Djer, I`m positive it`s the music the Seven Dwarfs play for Snow White in that dance scene... except in French.

I want to watch an old Disney movie now...

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Male 4,793
ok guys, about to make a breakthrough on the song, i believe it was used in the movie "i`ll be home for christmas" during the scene where johnathan taylor thomas is trying to get into the suite with his gf and eddie...i`ll go google it or something. back in a flash.
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Male 49
that is insane
im tripped out now haha
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Male 606
Same, Djer. Same. It`s like I can ALMOST remember, but not quite.
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Male 842
Ok, I`m kicking myself right now. Not because of the recycled footage, which I never noticed before, but because I cannot remember for the LIFE of me what that song playing in the background is! >.< I fail at life.
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Male 731
Wow. Never noticed this before!
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Female 5
You should have put some hip-hop music in the background......and that scared the poo out of me.....
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Male 623
I think it`s done completely intentionally. A sort of `call back` as opposed to `lazy animation.` Especially the entire scene being almost identical since it WAS Snow White ... their crowning achievement.
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Female 330
woah i`ve never noticed these!
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Female 21
Next we`re gunna find out that Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are the same person. =(
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Female 64
classic
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Female 761
my whole childhood has been an illusion.
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Female 209
thats soo horrible how did i never notice this??? disny u cheep bass. tards
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Female 1,516
I`ve noticed a lot of these before, but it was great to see them side by side. I have to comment on the music though... BEST SONG EVER.
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Male 985
Well atleast there helping the earth by recycling
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Male 15,510
Call it the wait you want, its still all mere coincidences to me
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Female 94
I`ve watched these movies several times, and never noticed this. Good eye!
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Female 546
I am not surprised.
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Male 719
Try the NoScript or AdBlockPlus add-on in Firefox.

Idk about Opera though (if I remember right, that`s what they Wii uses).

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Male 13
I get them all the time, even with the latest version and updated Firefox. And Norton.
And I just noticed my name is cut off. Fail of fails.
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Male 3,646
Ha! Good video!
Incidently, today is the first day I got a pop-up on IAB... maybe because my laptop is on the fritz and I`m using my Wii for browsing instead. Any word on the pop-ups?
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Male 719
Lazy animation? Heh.

I actually appreciate that they take from their own roots (even subtly) to make sure that their style remains Disney after about 70 years of making feature films, with about 55 years of pure hand animation.

Just to put hand animation into perspective, for a 90 minute feature, at 24 frames per second, it amounts to 129,600 frames. Granted, Disney mainly did cel animation (where a painted transparency is placed atop a background), but that`s still a nontrivial amount of work, even for a decent sized staff.

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Male 626
JENNIFER! That`s the first I`ve ever realized that`s what the Hamster Dance song was.

Thank you. I have learned my useless fact of the day.

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Female 60
cheatin bastards!


:)

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Female 1,690
Woah, that`s so weird. I never knew they did that, haha. I thought the video was so cute. I used to love the jungle book. :}
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Female 1,082
creepy music and i really could care less about disney reusing poo. who cares.
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Female 470
I knew that Robin Hood recycled many movements-I could tell just by watching. But at least it`s not like they`re recycling things from other movie companies-It`s all disney stuff.

Here`s another tidbit of information: the song at the beginning of robin hood (the disney one shown, of course) was taken, sped up, and re-named the hamster dance song! :D

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Male 626
Well I know what probably happened in a lot of these is they have "test footage" with a live-action actor/actress. They use the footage to animate their characters more accurately to real life.

These pieces of live-action test footage were probably just reused.

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Female 2,120
That reminds me, I need to watch Aristocats again. I used to love that movie.
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Male 3,014
You ever get the sense that you`ve experienced something before? That deja vu feeling? Eh, it`s probably nothing.
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Male 2,034
The princess at 2:50 was foxy.
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Male 172
Can you say no life? Oh yeah dance and sleep with a monkey, it may rip your friend`s face off, but I find it very romantic.
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Female 432
As an artist...

I seriously don`t blame them.
Besides, like someone said; it`s the motions, not the actual art that`s recycled. They still had to draw it out a gazillion times. Think about it, most movies are done at 24 frames per second. All of the frames are done by hand. Multiply 24 seconds by however long a movie is... That`s a lot of drawings.

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Female 173
Wow! I never noticed any of this stuff! Very nicely put together. Although I always did think Baloo and Little John were the same character. They`re both bears, they have the same voice...
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Female 113
holy. poo.
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Female 63
This is interesting, but there`s way too many people who will watch this and categorize it as yet another Disney conspiracy. If you think about it, the artwork is still all original, it`s just the motions that are the same. And they`re recycling they`re own motions! These were all older movies too, back when they still did frame by frame animation, which took forever. I don`t blame them. Do you seriously feel cheated because in Disney`s eyes, a chicken dances the same way as an orangutan? Most people would have never noticed if it weren`t for this video, so what difference does it make?
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Female 695
Wow. How does someone actually notice this stuff?
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Male 363
nicely done
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Female 767
Most of the laziness seems to stem in their earlier films, such as Snow White and Robin Hood. And, it`s not like they didn`t have any ideas or ran out of ideas to use at that time. Either it was for budget costs or pure laziness. I`ll go with number two. Although I`m sure you can find it in their later movies just as well.
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Try having 84,600 drawings per hour. On low-quality films, which Disney is not.
Even on the lowest quality films, it`s still 28,800 frames per hour.
Take into consideration that one person may just do some in betweens and you`re probably still doing at least 800.

They deserve to recycle.

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Female 14
Wow when I saw that I thought it was just gonna be about the Beauty and the Beast dance scene. I know with that one they were running out of money towards the end and modified the Sleeping Beauty sequence. I had no idea about the others. Now that you mention it, that bear from Robin Hood is like a recolor of Baloo.
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Female 67
I loved how one or two of them were from the same movie.
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Male 322
monkey testicles.
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Female 5,139
That was cool and it entertained me xD
i don`t really care that they cut corners, i would too if it costs so much money and wastes time, its not like it matters that much, really...id never even noticed till now.
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Male 429
Well...most of em were dances...and i guess they just folowed the same dance...although the non dance scenese were just running outta ideas...
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Female 119
whoa XD dat is awesome, i never would`ve thought
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Male 1,219
Whoever noticed this watches WAY too much tv
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Male 410
Those lazy bastards LOL
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Male 534
That was awesome to watch!
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Male 1,835
that`s all disney does...

and corkex. they draw roughly a frame every second or two, ship them off to somewhere in china. where the frames are `filled` by more or less fine arts sweatshops(but they still cost a lot)

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Male 28
If all these scenes were hand drawn, can you blame them for taking shortcuts? To add…in no way does ‘copying’ these scenes affect the storyline of the films.
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Female 1,172
Wow. Robin Hood was a total rip off movie. Maybe that`s why I never liked it as a kid. lol
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Male 291
wow...spooky
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Male 2,720
That`s wonderfully resourceful(cheap) of them.
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Male 976
They also like to recycle basic plot lines.
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Male 2,582
Someone spends too much time watching and analyzing children s movies... creepy.
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Male 4
so if all the cells have to be hand drawn (im sure all those shown were old enough) were they really copying? those dance scenes looked very similar yes, but wouldn`t they have to re-draw the characters anyways??? maybe just a lack of inginuity on their part?
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Female 1,199
Wow... I always thought Robin Hood was like a rip-off of the jungle book, I mean it even has some of the characters from it right? No idea because I don`t think I`ve ever watched it...
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Male 215
Aren`t these videos like five million years old (give or take a few)?
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Male 801
What the f*ck. Is it me or am I the only one who feels slightly cheated by this?
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Female 357
looks like they borrowed from the good movies and gave them to the bad
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Male 35
Most of the laziness seems to stem in their earlier films, such as Snow White and Robin Hood. And, it`s not like they didn`t have any ideas or ran out of ideas to use at that time. Either it was for budget costs or pure laziness. I`ll go with number two. Although I`m sure you can find it in their later movies just as well.
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Female 106
well....well....jeez.....wow....
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Female 4,197
i <3 pixar movies. I saw Wall-E for the first time last week, Opie, and fell in love :D I also love Cars.

anywhoo, this vid was quite interesting, i never noticed that

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Male 2,076
what the heck!! lazy bums...sigh
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Male 2,703
my only argument to this is that they all came out in relatively the same time frame, that is how they danced. the only exception is snow white, but I`m sure thats a typical dance.

the funny part, which I don`t have sound so I don`t know if its mentioned, the voice of little john and baloo is the same guy, as well as the voice of the girl aristocat and maid marian. phil harris (baloo/little john) is also in the aristocats.

I`ll also piggy back off kharrut`s response, the whole individual cell drawing takes a LOT of time, and they were spitting out movies 2 times a year in some cases.

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Female 2,044
Wow, I can`t believe I never noticed this. I loved Disney and it`s old movies, still do :D
But I have to agree... Pixar is kickass.
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Female 513
I *loved* the Robin Hood movie. I always adored the Princess lol
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Female 1,269
you ruin my child-hood yet again iab...
=/
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Female 836
The two movies they kept showing were made during Disney`s "SUPER CHEAP" era... they did better later (for a while, then it got bad again under Eisner)
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Female 15,763
Wall-E is one of my favorite movies ever.

>_>

<_<

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Male 702
@ Ople
i agree. Pixar kicks ass. Walli was a tad dark though :S
Emperor`s new groove FTW
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Female 83
"Wow, after years of animation. . . disney kind of won in the "lazy as fu*k category." I guess after a certain amount of money is brought in. . . they gave up on caring"


USFEmogirl-you also have to keep in mind that the majority of these films that have copied scenes are the older disney movies, made within the first few decades of animation. Every individual cell was handdrawn, whereas now computers are used for alot of the work. Notice how the newer generation of Disney movies weren`t featured, like the Lion King, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Mulan, etc. Production teams have more time and technology to use on more original drawings. The only `new` Disney film shown was Beauty and the Beast, and the dance scene was only copied due to a time crunch. I don`t think profits really had any substantial influence.

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Male 2,796
Hmmm, I`m a bit dissapointed. However, Robin Hood is still one of my favorites. I am 29 and I still watch it to this day.
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Female 217
ok so robin hood is mainly made from the action scenes of the jungle book and aristocats...hmm.
im from nottingham (robin hood land) and im not surprised...some films just arnt worth making new sequences for (though i do love robin hood naturally!)
if it aint broken why fix it?
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Female 9,572
Only at disney.
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Male 37
i can`t believe that i never noticed.
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Female 15,763
Geo, according to my understanding they`re still merged.

"Today, Edwin Catmull serves as president of the combined Disney-Pixar animation studios, and John Lasseter serves as the studios` Chief Creative Officer. Catmull reports to Robert Iger as well as Walt Disney Studios chairman Dick Cook. Lasseter, who has greenlight authority on all new films, also reports to Iger as well as consulting with Roy Disney.[21]"

Wikipedia is always right.

>_>

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Male 4,793
i absolutely agree with opie, pixar-style owns. btw i suggest watching monsters vs aliens, its entertaining to say the least.
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Female 15,763
Kango, they merged together, true. But I like Pixar-styled things better. The only Disney movie I really like is The Lion King.
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Male 242
no Disney I believe does not own Pixar, actually they split up after working together extensively.
They couldn`t reach an agreement on their contract so they went their own merry way. Finding Nemo was I believe one of the last Disney-Pixar movies.
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Male 364
To be fair, if you`re doing over a million individual drawings to animate an entire film you gotta find any way possible to cut production times. :P
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Male 306
i cried a lil on the inside...WWWWWWWWHHHHHHHYYYY!!!
...oh wait i never really like Disney movies any wayz......
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Female 1,436
Wow, after years of animation. . . disney kind of won in the "lazy as fu*k category." I guess after a certain amount of money is brought in. . . they gave up on caring

oh and Opie - pixar = pure AWESOMENESS!

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Male 702
@ Ople
i`m pretty sure Disney OWNS Pixar.
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Male 7,378
wow that`s pretty f/n crazy
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Female 2,064
lazy disney is lazy.
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Female 99
wow.
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Male 650
wow, that was kinda cool.
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Female 15,763
Aaaand that`s why I prefer Pixar.

:D

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Male 96
Lol. It works, doesn`t it.
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Male 3,369
Link: Disney Double Take: Lazy Animation [Rate Link] - Disney likes to recycle... everything!
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