How Disney Recycle their Film Templates
Many classic Disney films contain almost identical animation sequences. It is said that Disney animators lightened their heavy work loads by recycling acetates from previous films, adding new details such as different faces, haircuts or colors to the characters.
Left one is “Mowgli crossed an almost identical tree in The Jungle Book.” While 10 years later, from the 1977 film version of Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin walks along a tree that has fallen across a river to form a bridge.
Left is the scenes from Snow White….the right is from the 1973 version of Robin Hood
A dance sequence in Robin Hood…(left)…was lifted from an identical sequence in The Aristocats
Another of Robin Hood’s dance sequences (left)…….was based on a dance sequence in The Jungle Book