A 2.5-Minute Evolution Of Disney Animation Over The Past 80 Years

January 5, 2017

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This is a short two and a half minute video showing the evolution of Disney animation over the past 79 years. It features 46 different movies and starts with Snow White And The Seven Dwarves (1937) and ends with Zootopia (2016). A full list of the animations included while I find out if microwaving a chocolate chip granola bar for breakfast is value add or detract:

- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
- Pinocho (1940)
- Fantasia (1940)
- Saludos Amigos (1942)
- The Three Caballeros (1944)
- The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
- Cinderella (1950)
- Alice in Wonderland (1951)
- Peter Pan (1953)
- Lady and the Tramp (1955)
- Sleeping Beauty (1959)
- One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
- The Sword in the Stone (1963)
- The Jungle Book (1967)
- The Aristocats (1970)
- Robin Hood (1973)
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
- The Fox and the Hound (1981)
- The Black Cauldron (1985)
- The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
- Oliver and Company (1988)
- The Little Mermaid (1989)
- The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
- Beauty and Beast (1991)
- Aladdin (1992)
- The Lion King (1994)
- Pocahontas (1995)
- The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1996)
- Hercules (1997)
- Mulan (1998)
- Tarzan (1999)
- Dinosaur (2000)
- The Emperor´s New Groove (2001)
- Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
- Lilo & Stich (2002)
- Treasure Planet (2002)
- Brother Bear (2003)
- Chicken Little (2005)
- Meet the Robinsons (2007)
- Bolt (2008)
- The Princess and the Frog (2009)
- Tangled (2010)
- Wreck-It-Ralph (2012)
- Frozen (2013)
- Big Hero 6 (2014)
- Zootopia (2016)

Beautiful, right? But I know what you're really thinking: "But what about that granola bar?" And the sad answer is, I couldn't tell you, apparently I don't have a microwave. And, judging from the TV and Playstation that are also missing, I'm assuming I've been robbed. Never go to sleep with your keys in the door, that's what I just learned the hard way for the fourth time.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to carey, who took the time to ask me what my favorite Disney animation is. Tough call, but I'm going to have to say The Sword In The Stone or Alice In Wonderland or Peter Pan.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I watched some bullshit special feature thing about one of the early disney animations (I think it was Bambi special feature) and the evolution of just the animals from Snow White to Bambi (4 years apart) is massive. The big difference is they just did whatever looked ok on Snow White for the deer and rabbits and other critters.

    When they did Bambi they actually studied anatomical drawings and were held to a fairly high standard of accuracy.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Masters of their craft. I love watching old documentaries about the OG Disney Animators.

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