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Scene it before: How Disney recycled its classic cartoons
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 4:16 PM on 21st April 2009
Recycling has only become fashionable in the past few decades but it seems that Disney has been doing it since the dark ages.
Researchers have revealed that scenes from much-loved cartoons such as Robin Hood and Winnie The Pooh were copied from the studio's earlier hits.
Disney has 'recycled' some of its backgrounds and animation sequences over and over again.
The technique is called rotoscoping and industry insiders say it is a legitimate method of cutting costs in movie-making.
The process was invented in 1915 and involved humans acting out scenes for animators to trace in order to make the cartoons more realistic.
Large parts of the 1973 film Robin Hood were taken from Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937), The Jungle Book (1967) and The Aristocats (1970).
Robin Hood's Maid Marian does the same dance that Snow White did for the dwarfs 36 years
Meanwhile, Mowgli receives the same kiss from a dog in The Jungle Book as Arthur does in 1963's The Sword In The Stone.
And in the 1977 hit Winnie The Pooh, Christopher Robin climbs the same tree that Mowgli did a decade before.
One fan said: ‘Disney made one movie and they’ve been tracing it ever since.’
Watch a video of Disney's recycled hits here:
Originally posted by redhead57
Disney is not one of my favorites either. I am so tired of the old worn out prince charming crap they feed our daughters.
One comment...they finally have a black princess, but the poor dear just could not have herself a black prince.
I guess progress comes slow at Disney.