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I am answering subjectively here, but I think it really comes down to evoking even more sympathy for the main characters. Not only do they often have to battle difficult circumstances (i.e. being an outcast or something similar), but they also have to deal with being alone in the world. All of this creates genuine sympathy for the protagonists. This Daily ...


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To make the Mickey symbol more recognizable, the more authentic depiction was abandoned. From Wikipedia: Ub Iwerks designed Mickey's body out of circles in order to make the character simple to animate. Disney employees John Hench and Marc Davis believed that this design was part of Mickey's success as it made him more dynamic and appealing to audiences. ...


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Its not just the animated movies; Disney corporation also made a lot of live action films that have this pattern: A family is damaged. A child has an adventure as a result. During the adventure the child becomes more like an adult, taking responsibility for themselves and others, and ultimately becomes a hero. The family is restored, or a new family is ...


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The earliest Disney animated movie I can find is Sleeping Beauty, from 1959, which shows the Dragon being slain by a sword, showing some blood. I found this picture, I see no reason why this picture is not genuine... In live action movies, in 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954), Captain Nemo (played by James Mason) is shot whilst boarding the Nautilus. ...


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According to Wiki: A113 (sometimes A-113 or A1-13) is an inside joke, an Easter egg in animated films created by alumni of California Institute of the Arts, referring to the classroom used by graphic design and character animation students including John Lasseter and Brad Bird. You can see John Lasseter explaining it here: ...


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According to the Logos wiki, In 2006, Walt Disney Pictures started using a new intro with a new CGI animation with a very complex depiction of the Sleepy Beauty Castle and its surroundings. It was a clear change from the old blue and white intro with its stylized castle and 2D animation. The new intro was first used on Pirates of the ...


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I would venture to guess that it's due to marketing. Being a princess is a very common fantasy among young girls that probably predates the Disney Princesses franchise. The combination of romance and beautiful dresses has a big appeal to that demographic. On the flip side we have the male counterpart: the prince. For the young girl demographic the prince's ...


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It's already been pointed out that not all Disney films include the death of a parent, but there are indeed a few that does and the reason for that, I believe, is because of the targeted audience. Children. For most children, parents are thought of as gods. Not in the sense that they are always respected and obeyed (unfortunately), but in the sense that ...


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When writing for children, it is quite common (regardless of authorship or medium) to minimize the role of parents in the story. Many non-Disney or pre-Disney children's stories find a good way of reducing or removing the role of parents. Here are some prominent examples from non-Disney stories: The Chronicles of Naria - despite having children from many ...


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This is conjecture on my part, but I believe these are idealizations of other attractions at the various Disney theme parks. (Trying to find a source to back me up.) The train is the Disneyland Railroad and the ship is the Sailing Ship Columbia


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The "Disney Princess™" is a relatively recent innovation in Disney's branding, dating back only to 2000 or so: The rise of the Disney princesses reads like a fairy tale itself, with Andy Mooney, a former Nike executive, playing the part of prince, riding into the company on a metaphoric white horse in January 2000 to save a consumer-products division ...


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I believe you saw the 1988 TV Special Mickey's 60th Birthday. This film combines live action/original animation and library animation. Mickey steals a magic hat from [the Fantasia] Sorcerer and is put under a spell by the angry magi so that no one will recognize him until he finds his own magic within. While Mickey is on his quest, network news teams ...


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Because Netflix is better suited for the type of show that Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron fist want to be. More adult than would fly on broadcast channels like ABC, and not suited for Disney's branded channels (cartoon and teen programming). And Netflix offered substantial benefits that the traditional broadcast model did not Straight from the ...


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Seeing that you're after short ones as well, The Winged Scourge from 1943 (which stars the 7 Dwarves) not only features blood graphically and in close-up, it's practically about it, since it's an educational short about the danger of mosquitos. Here's a still frame from it with a mosquito drinking blood:


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You may not want to believe it but they use psychoanalysts/psychologists in the motion picture industry to asses "what sells the story better" trends, habits etc. They've obviously worked out that kids can relate to the characters better if the character is a more like themselves. It makes perfect logical sense in fact. Don't forget that movie making is a ...


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Here's a similar article from the NYTimes. It's not Disney related (it's about Woody Woodpecker) and he's using short video art not stills. But, the era and the art style are what you're looking for. For potential link death, the article is titled That Noisy Woodpecker Had an Animated Secret and was written by Michael Cieply. It was published in the New ...


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I've found no references about this anywhere online, so I'm going to say no, they are not (deliberate) references. There are plenty of Easter Eggs that Disney, and Pixar in particular, are famous for. For an example of these, see this link. However, no member of the production team for any of these films has made any comment about observations like yours, ...


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The picture is of one of the floats from the Main Street Electrical Parade currently seen at Disney's Magic Kingdom. It is one of two floats that represent Pinocchio, and is described rather generically as "face and Ice cream cones" on the Disney wiki. Pinocchio (2010–Present) Pleasure Island Unit Part 1 Pinocchio, Lampwick, and Donkey Boys ...


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The scene before the castle reflects the Lewiston, Idaho/Clarkston, Washington area (separated by the Snake river). Steamboats were once used on this river. This is where Walt's wife Lillian is from and where they were married! If you view an image of the Lewiston/Clarkston valley, you'll see the basis of this image at the confluence of the Snake & ...


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Here is an article based on a Malcolm Gladwell argument that suggests that the loss of a parent in real life makes one more likely to have either great success or great failure. I think there could be a truth here that the Disney movies are consciously or unconsciously tapping into. The article and its comments may offer some good insights: Successful ...


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It must be Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, where mail character played by Lindsay Lohan is a 15 year old girl who admires Rock Band Sidarthur. But soon she listen to the news that band is breaking and his rival girls are going to their last concert and she is not getting any pass. She with her friend go their uninvited but can't able to see concert. ...


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Funnily, this morning, I half-asleep suddenly remembered a few more details. After some time searching Google, YouTube and Wikipedia, I was finally able to find what I was looking for. To my surprise, the scene is not from some other movie, but indeed from the Little Mermaid TV series. I got quite a few things wrong, like the boyfriend stuff or claiming the ...


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The princesses are summoned magically through time & space by the Amulet of Avalor: The wearer's good deeds bestow magical abilities; whereas bad deeds cause the wearer to be cursed. Also, according to Cinderella, the Amulet connects all of the princesses that ever existed. Princess Summoning: When the one wearing the Amulet really needs help, ...


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Frog Dreaming has a monster in a lake that turns out to be a crane that occasionally floats up when lake gas builds up under it. A boy dives into the lake to find it. In the USA it was called "The Quest."


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How about the hidden pics in the castle? Winnie the pooh peeking out of the castle spire on the right and donald duck is formed in the reflection in the center of the castle and then there is pluto on the left formed by two arches and a black spot for his nose. Thats all i have seen so far you do have to use your imagination a bit, but i think thats what ...



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