ByJess O'Kane, writer at
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Jess O'Kane

Whether you're a Disney fan or not, this is pretty cool.

A fan-made compilation shows how the animation in your favourite Disney movies is cut and paste from those that came before it, with deja-vu inducing results.

In the 30s, Disney began to use a technique called Rotoscoping to produce their films. The Rotoscope was an early form of projector, which was invented by legendary Popeye and Betty Boop creator Max Fleischer in 1915.

Live-action stills of the characters would be created, using real actors and costumes. The picture would then be projected on to a glass panel using the Rotoscope, and animators would trace around the image in order to achieve realistic final artwork.

Disney first employed the technique when making 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and as the video shows, some of its most iconic films reused the same stills.

The result is a pretty fascinating watch, as Snow White melds into The Jungle Book and Robin Hood, to name but a few.

Check it out below.


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