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The Real Truth About Disney’s “Recycled Animation”


“It’s actually harder and takes longer to redraw an existing sequence,” Norman told me, “it’s a lot faster and easier to just do new animation, and it’s a lot more fun for the animators. But Woolie liked to play it safe and use stuff he knew would work. That’s all it was.”

Yes, Disney did recycle animation, but it wasn’t done to save money or time, and it wasn’t animators being lazy, and it wasn’t company policy. And now you know.


Yeah. A couple weeks ago I was sitting in an auto-repair shop with WGN News on, listening to them calling the animators lazy. If only they knew how websites are built…