Does Disney recycle animation drawings for multiple movies?

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Robin Hood vs Jungle Book

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Walt Disney Animation — there is nothing like it. And it, of course, brings the child out in all of us. But are there more similarities between the Disney classics than we had realized?

If you are a hard core Disney fan, you may have noticed some scenes look unusually familiar, especially if you paid close attention to the Phony King of England scene in Disney’s Animated Classic “Robin Hood”. Let’s take a closer look.

“Robin Hood” vs. “Jungle Book”

If you pay close attention, there are actually quite a few noticeable side by side comparisons here. First up, Little John playing the banjo closely resembles Baloo dancing during the “I Wan’na Be Like You” scene.

Robin Hood vs Jungle Book
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There is also a close up of Little John’s head as he dances, which is an identical shot of Baloo dancing.

Little John vs Baloo
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Check out this side by side scene of Lady Cluck dancing alongside Little John compared to King Louie dancing with Baloo. This is pretty identical in our eyes.

Robin Hood vs Jungle Book
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Robin Hood vs Jungle Book
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Robin Hood vs Jungle Book
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“Robin Hood” vs. “The Aristocats”

Everyone knows and loves the hit song “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat” from Disney’s Animated Classic “The Aristocats”. Doesn’t it look a bit familiar after rewatching the Phony King of England scene in “Robin Hood”?

Let’s look at the clip from Maid Marian dancing compared to Duchess dancing. It’s almost identical!

Maid Marian vs Duchess
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Same with the critters from “Robin Hood” verses the scat cats from “The Artisocats.”

Robin Hood vs The Aristocats
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Robin Hood vs The Aristocats
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Robin Hood vs The Aristocats
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“Robin Hood” vs. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”

This Disney Animated Classic is the first full-length cel animated feature film and the earliest Disney animated feature film ever created, so it’s no wonder Disney decided to take some of the classic animated drawings and revamp them into a newer animated feature.

Robin Hood vs Snow White
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Maid Marian vs Snow White
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Maid Marian vs Snow White
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We think it’s pretty obvious that Disney has reused some of their classic animated drawings and recycled them into new animations, but what’s the harm in that?

You can see a full side by side comparison in the video below.

What do you think of the side by side Disney Animated comparisons?

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