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    Disney Films: A Case of Deja View?

    Ever watch a classic Disney animated feature and caught yourself thinking, "Hey, this looks familiar"? Well, take a look at this video and you'll know why.

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    Re: Disney Films: A Case of Deja View?

    That's pretty bad. Good thing there are only, like, four movies involved in that video, which is a pretty small subset of their animated canon, but still.


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    Re: Disney Films: A Case of Deja View?

    Wow. I thought they just reused simple things, like a dog or something, but not whole scenes!
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    Re: Disney Films: A Case of Deja View?

    haha that's kinda interesting. And I think you mean déjà vu.

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    Re: Disney Films: A Case of Deja View?

    Quote Originally Posted by mister_peterman View Post
    haha that's kinda interesting. And I think you mean déjà vu.
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    Re: Disney Films: A Case of Deja View?

    Quote Originally Posted by Datameister View Post
    That's pretty bad. Good thing there are only, like, four movies involved in that video, which is a pretty small subset of their animated canon, but still.
    Yeah, what this really shows is one way they kept costs down on four consecutive films:

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    Re: Disney Films: A Case of Deja View?

    I thought it might have been! But then again, can you get déjà vu without viewing something?

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    Re: Disney Films: A Case of Deja View?

    It does literally mean "already seen"...


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    Re: Disney Films: A Case of Deja View?

    I've seen a number of these shots before. It's not something that Disney has ever denied. In fact, on the 101 Dalmations DVD the openly show examples of it (specifically the Maid Marian/Snow White dance comparison.

    There were many times when they were simply running out of budget or time and had to get a scene done. Rather than spend the money or delay the project, you use animation you have already done. This applies to so many fields. As a coder, you don't retype code you've already done every time. You copy paste and then adapt. Disney merely did the same thing.

    The real problem, and this occurred a few times on Snow White, was when the animators would trace from the live action reference footage rather than take inspiration from it. Disney tried to keep this from happening as much as possible, but it did still occur occasionally.

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    Re: Disney Films: A Case of Deja View?

    Disney should sue themselves..

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    Re: Disney Films: A Case of Deja View?

    Well, you did have a team of highly skilled artists who did brilliant and unique animation but if you can reuse bits and pieces without being obvious then why not save a couple bucks? It’s just a method that’s used from time to time, and Disney is not the only studio to do it.

    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft16 View Post
    There were many times when they were simply running out of budget or time and had to get a scene done. Rather than spend the money or delay the project, you use animation you have already done.
    A perfect example would be the finale scene of Belle and the Prince dancing at the end of the movie. If you listen to the commentary, the directors actually say that they ran out of time and had to "reuse" the animation of Aurora and Philip dancing, and simply traced it as Belle and the Prince. They were very straightforward about it.

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    Re: Disney Films: A Case of Deja View?

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottG View Post
    Disney should sue themselves..
    Yes, but would they win? I don't think they could in this case....

    I have noticed that and also read somewhere that they admited they copied it and didn't try to hide it.
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    That was real weird. I'll let you guys decide if it was intentional or not.

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    Re: Disney Films: A Case of Deja View?

    That sucks, the worst seems to be Robin Hood. It looks like they totally copied everything from the dancing sequence in Snow White.

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    Re: Disney Films: A Case of Deja View?

    Goes to show you that Disney isn't just cloning attractions...

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