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The Morning GIF: Disney’s recycled animation

What a minute, something looks familiar here …


Lorraine Murphy

Internet Culture

Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

It’s art versus the bottom line, the eternal battle. Any Hollywood suit can tell you how cost-intensive animation can be, particularly if it’s hand-drawn rather than computer-generated. In the pantheon of pricy old-school art, we have the following. 

As long as it works for the story, it’s cool that Disney would replay the same poses, sketches, layouts. After all, even Leonardo reused the hell out of the Golden Rectangle. Yep, that’s the reason the Mona Lisa looks so smug: She knew he was just recycling and was going to take her husband for a fortune.

Some 124,200 notes later, Disney is outed as a thorough-going recycling industry, a piece of information surprisingly backed up by the actual recycling press.

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