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Disney Animation’s Shocking Secret Has the Internet Reeling

Before the days of modern animations and CGI, Disney was known for its beautiful hand-drawn animations. Dinsey Animations have spanned over six decades, unleashing all your favorite Disney movies from Fantasia to Peter Pan. But last year, we discovered these classics in a surprising new light.

Several of the original Disney films feature a number of recycled animation sequences. That’s right, you’ve probably watched the same animation more than once because of Disney’s little hack. Don’t believe us? Watch the video below or see for yourself by signing up to Disney Plus and spending the weekend playing your favorite shows.

YouTube video of cartoon hangover has racked up more than 2 million views since it was posted in 2017. It reveals some of Disney’s repeated footage from Snow White, Bambi and 101 Dalmations, and features several side-by-side shots showing nearly identical animations.

The video also features a quote from former Disney animator Floyd Norman, who explains that the recycled animations were “made to save time and save money.” However, Norman goes on to reveal that he didn’t think it did what he intended as it was “more complicated to dig up those old footage from the archives”.

The video has gained a lot of traffic over the past five years and thousands of users have flooded the comments section. One user pointed out that “it’s like Bambi’s mom never died, she just keeps popping up in other movies,” and another said “That’s why all the Disney movies of that time are mixed up in my head. I thought I just had a bad memory”. One user shared how much he loves recycled animations because there’s something “lovely” about it.

So the next time we watch old Disney movies, be sure to keep an eye out for the animation. If you want to create your own Disney classic, take a look at our 12 Principles of Disney Animations. Or if you don’t yet have the right gear to start your animation career, be sure to check out our roundup of the best laptops for animation.

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