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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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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 did Disney go from colour to black-and-white cartoons in the same year (1934)?

I'm going to take a swing at this, as no-one else has yet… Colour was difficult, and cussed… and expensive - and not as clear or clean as black & white. It needed much more light [which was ...
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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 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 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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Why did Disney go from colour to black-and-white cartoons in the same year (1934)?

The two short movies are made as part of different series. The Wise Little Hen is a silly symphony's cartoon and Orphan's Benefit is a Mickey Mouse cartoon. Of these two series, the silly symphony ...
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Is George Lucas (via Lucasfilm Ltd.) still getting paid for new Star Wars movies and TV shows made by Disney?

According to this 2021 article from iPleaders, and as other answers have mentioned, he is gaining compensation through Disney shares. But this article breaks down a lot about the trademark situation ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why is Mickey's dog named Pluto?

The full quotation from Alan Boyle's book is as such: "Initially the bloodhound character was Minnie Mouse's pet, called Rover... "The pup popped up again the following May in another ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation for Donald Duck's voice?

Donald's Dilemma is a cartoon episode in which Donald gets hit on the head and becomes suave and well-spoken (Similar to how Steve Urkel transforms into Stefan Urquelle), including a beautiful clear ...
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Why do so many Disney princesses end up marrying older men?

Disney isn't the most original company on earth, especially when it comes to story telling and are pretty lazy Disney Film Sources At the above link one can peruse the fairy tales that Disney has used ...
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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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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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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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When the singing voice is also the regular voice

The major factor will be whether the director is happy with the voice actor's singing voice. Speaking lines of dialogue and singing songs are two different skill sets and people who are good at one ...
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How and why did Disney reuse animation?

One of the biggest time-consumers of early hand-drawn animation is character placement, particularly during complex moves like dancing. If you've ever seen documentaries or "behind the scenes&...
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How and why did Disney reuse animation?

In a computer age I can understand this approach. Changing the character model and regenerating the scene with the new models would take a lot less time to do than to re-animate from the beginning. ...
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