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These Disney Films Are Eerily Similar Due To Recycled Animation

Imitation is equal parts convenience and flattery.

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The practice is known as rotoscoping, which is essentially a process where animators redraw over existing animation cells with similar character designs and movements.

Still not convinced? Well YouTube user Tommynka put together this video of two pairs of Disney films that have many of the exact same animation sequences.

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Most people think Disney did this to save time and money but in reality, it was done because animator Wolfgang Reitherman, who took over after Disney's death, just wanted to stick what they knew would do well.