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The reuse of animation in this way is attributed to director/producer Wolfgang Reitherman, and was reportedly done because the animation had already proved to work well in its previous use. From The Real Truth About Disney’s “Recycled Animation” (Medium crosspost), as reported by Jim MacQuarrie regarding an interview with Floyd Norman about a similar viral ...


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Marvel Studios, LLC (originally known as Marvel Films from 1993 to 1996) is an American film studio that is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company. As Wikipedia states, Marvel Studios is a film studio, similarly like The Walt Disney Studios, both of which are owned by the Walt Disney Company. These studios produce ...


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Yes, Disney moved away from hand-drawn animation In a 2013 interview with the Guardian, chief executive Bob Iger said that none of its animation companies are working in the traditional 2D format, and there are no current plans to do so again. Speaking at an annual shareholder's meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday, chief executive Bob Iger revealed ...


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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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According to this article, Movies Disney will acquire following movie franchises from Fox. X-Men movies Fantastic Four movies Star Wars (the rights to the original and prequel trilogies) Deadpool series Avatar series Planet of the Apes series It will also acquire some of the older films. Night at the Museum films Home Alone films Doctor Dolittle films ...


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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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There is no official word from Disney, but I can say these two things for facts: Elsa is a Queen. So, making her a Princess would be almost impossible. Elsa and Anna represent 25% of all Disney merchandising sales. Twenty five percent. Keeping them separate from all other Disney Princesses is probably the best move financially.


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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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Being a Disney Princess is not just a matter of being a princess from a Disney property, it's a question of marketing. The collection of Disney Princesses is used together in other materials, things like direct-to-video releases, books, games, etc. There's an article on a Disney Wikia that has some more details, but that's the gist of it. Frozen was such a ...


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The Walt Disney Company owns a huge number of brands. One of their brands, and one of the most famous and valuable of them, happens to share a name with the company that owns it, but that doesn't matter much. What matters more is that it is associated in the minds of consumers with a certain kind of "safe" entertainment that won't bore young kids or ...


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I'm not sure where to look for citations on this, but the animation & the cell drawing/colouring are two different skillsets. The animator could design a set of moves without fleshing out the characters. That could come later, or even be redrawn simply using the original moves, rather than needing the full skillset to generate the moves initially. The ...


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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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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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No, Disney does not produce nor is making any traditional hand drawn animation. There is probably a good reason for this in Disney's eyes. Traditional hand animation is a lot of work. It's very time consuming and can't be changed easily late in production like CGI can and is expensive because of that. To give a demonstration, there is a nice video about Who ...


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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 ...


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Although other people have answered the question on full hand drawn films very well, a notable recent relevant fact is that Maui's tattoos in Moana were, in fact, hand drawn animation superimposed on the CG film. From the Hollywood Reporter article "How 'Moana's' Animators Brought a Tattoo to Life": "Somewhere in the process, Mini Maui started to emerge, ...


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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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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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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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They don't. Here is a list of "official Disney villains" from Wikipedia: Amos Slade (The Fox and the Hound) Big Bad Wolf (Three Little Pigs) Captain Hook (Peter Pan) Chernabog (Fantasia) Cruella de Vil (One Hundred and One Dalmatians) Doctor Facilier (The Princess and the Frog) Edgar Balthazar (The Aristocats) Frollo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) ...


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No According to Forbes: Part of Disney’s acquisition is set to include the purchase of 20th Century Fox Television. This is not the same thing as Disney purchasing the Fox network, which is not part of the deal. What Disney is potentially buying is every show Fox produces, including The Simpsons, Family Guy, The Gifted, Empire and off-network shows like ...


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Disney had, in 1971, acquired the rights to Lloyd Alexander's "The Chronicles of Prydain". The movie, which took over twelve years to make, is loosely based upon the first two books ("The Book of Three" and "The Black Cauldron"). The Chronicles, in turn, are loosely based on the mythology of ancient Wales, a collection of tales known as the Mabinogion. ...


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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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Note: I am ignoring movies where the main plot revolves around the main character reconnecting with their parent; because these movies are inherently focused on the relationship between the child and parent. This is about movies where the plot occurs independently (the vast majority of movies), where the parental relationship is optional plotwise but ...


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TL;DR: At least 6, probably 7, and possibly as many as 9. Going through the official list of Disney Princesses, from the top: Snow White: Yes. As you stated, she's 14 (15 by the end of the story) and according to production notes, Prince Florian is intended to be 18. Cinderella: Unknown. She's 19, older than most Disney Princesses, but I can't find an age ...


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Disney takes traditional fairy tales, adapts to the modern audience, then releases them. If you actually research into their original versions, they are extremely gruesome, easily M rated, and will NEVER be for teenagers. This is simply Disney doing what it has always been doing; producing product suitable for the general audience.


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Starting with Daredevil, because it's the first of the Netflix Marvel shows to come out... Development In April 2013, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed that the film rights to Daredevil and his associated characters reverted to Marvel from 20th Century Fox in October 2012, allowing those characters to be used within the Marvel ...


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Because Disney base their stories on tales that were made (or written down) when girls were married as soon as they could breed kids, and, because of medical complications, they often died during childbirth, so a 21 year old male could already be a widower. Also, 3 years age difference is pretty normal. Relationships where the husband is older than his ...


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Neither Goofy nor Pluto are real-life dogs - members of the species named either Canis familiaris or Canis lupus familiaris, depending on whether dogs are considered to be a separate species from wolves. Instead, they are cartoon and comic book characters. Goofy is a comic book and cartoon character belonging to an imaginary species of humanoid intelligent ...


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