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How and why did Disney reuse animation?

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 ...
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Why is there no Disney logo in MCU movies?

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 ...
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Does Disney no longer produce hand-drawn cartoon films?

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 ...
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Why do Disney parents usually die?

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 ...
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What properties did Disney buy from 21st Century Fox?

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 ...
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Why do Mickey's ears rotate and shift location when he is not facing the camera?

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 ...
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Why are Frozen's Elsa and Anna excluded from the Disney Princesses franchise?

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 ...
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Why are Frozen's Elsa and Anna excluded from the Disney Princesses franchise?

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 ...
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Why do Disney parents usually die?

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 ...
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Why is there no Disney logo in MCU movies?

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 ...
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How and why did Disney reuse animation?

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 ...
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Why do Disney and Pixar animated movies contain the 'A-113' easter egg?

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 ...
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Why don't we have more Disney prince stories?

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 ...
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Does Disney no longer produce hand-drawn cartoon films?

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 ...
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Why have Disney princess films post-2009 all started with the princess as a child?

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 ...
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Does Disney no longer produce hand-drawn cartoon films?

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 ...
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Why do Disney parents usually die?

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 ...
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Why do Disney parents usually die?

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. ...
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What Disney animated film was the first to feature blood?

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 ...
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Disney's common theme of villainesses

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) ...
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Why are Pluto and Goofy so different?

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 ...
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Rights to "Gotham" and Batman after Fox's proposed sale?

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 ...
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What led Disney Studios to release a film like Black Cauldron?

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 ...
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Closing credits for Brave: subtle nods towards Tangled and Frozen?

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. ...
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Was there a production rule forbidding the depiction of parents in Disney shows such as Ducktales?

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 ...
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How many Disney princesses end up with older men?

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) ...
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Is Disney redefining "true love"? Why?

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 ...
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Why does MCU and Netflix MCU differ so much in showing graphic content?

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 ...
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Why do so many Disney princesses end up marrying older men?

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 ...
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