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The Morning GIF: Disney’s recycled animation
What a minute, something looks familiar here …
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.
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Lorraine Murphy is an Ottawa-based cybersecurity journalist and founding editor of the Cryptosphere. She has a keen interest in WikiLeaks and web culture, and her bylines have appeared in Salon, Vanity Fair, Serious Eats, and elsewhere.