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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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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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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" footage, you see the animators frequently flipping back and forth between the current frame and the previous one. By tracing over the existing frames, it ...


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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. However, my understanding is that back in the early days of animation films like this were drawn by hand. The opposite logic is true. In a current computer age ...


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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 are not always so good at the other. Two examples from Disney would be the characters Jasmine and Mulan. Linda Larkin voiced Jasmine and in most critics' opinion, ...


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This page documents the evolution of the intro logo. The full cgi logo was first used in 2006 with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Further down under the 2011 variant it says this: Later reissues of classic Disney movies released on DVD and Blu-ray began using this or the original 2006 variant. So Hercules originally used the 2D version, but ...


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Disney spent an enormous amount of money on the CGI. Taken directly from the Wiki: Having aspired to be a paleontologist, David Krentz supervised the character design and visual development teams. Also taken from the Wiki, with regards to Disney's decision to make the dinosaurs talk: Ebert wrote, "An enormous effort had been spent on making these ...


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Sometimes the reverse can happen to where the director is happy with the singing performance but not with the acting performance. Nightmare Before Christmas comes to mind. Danny Elfman the composer wanted to play Jack and Tim Burton was very happy with his singing but didn't feel the dialogue was flowing well so he kept Elfman as the singing voice, but ...


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